BlinkM Smart LED

  • 32325 BlinkM Smart LED
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Programmable LED Light

Have you wanted an LED that can fade from deep red to bright purple? Flash like a police light? "Breathe" softly? Glow like a firefly? Turn on with the subtle fade of an incandescent bulb? Flicker like a candle? That's BlinkM, a smart LED that lets you do all of that without having to know any electronics engineering or programming. The BlinkM is an ultra bright wide-angle RGB LED attached to a microcontroller with onboard memory and the software that makes creating arbitrary light colors and smooth color patterns very easy. BlinkM Sequencer--our free Open Source sequencing software runs on most operating systems--makes it easy to select any RGB color or pattern and instantly upload it to BlinkM. Once programmed, the BlinkM can be detached from its programming interface and work standalone. It will then glow the programmed color or play the programmed pattern whenever 5 volts is applied, just like a regular LED, but with much more flexibility. It can be reprogrammed thousands of times, or stay tethered and be controlled using simple software commands, changing colors in real time.

Key Features:

  • No programming experience needed (when used with LinkM and FreeM)
  • Create and save light scripts of up to 49 commands long
  • Controllable with any microcontroller (BASIC Stamp, Propeller, etc.)
  • Reconfigurable network address
  • Stand-alone operation: No microcontroller needed for light script playback


  • Can plug directly into LinkM, no wiring or other components needed!
  • Fade between colors with variable timing and fade speeds
  • Randomized color selection, with ranges and based on previous color


  • 4-pin 0.1" spacing BlinkM I2C connector
  • Specify colors using 24-bit RGB or HSB
  • Full-color RGB LED w/ 24-bit color control
  • Up to 127 BlinkM channels on a single two-wire network
  • 18 built-in light scripts (sequences)
  • 8000 mcd (millicandelas) of light intensity
  • Power Requirements: 3.6-5v operating voltage, 60mA max
  • Communication Interface: Two-wire (aka "I2C") control
  • Dimensions: 61” wide by .61” long, by .42” high (without header pins)

Notes: System Requirements:

  • OSX 10.3.9, Windows XP/7, Linux
  • Java 1.5 or later (included with Windows installation)



Downloads & Documentation

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BlinkM Datasheet - 4.09 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 1:42 pm
BlinkM Example Code - 343.65 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 1:57 pm
BlinkM Sequencer for Windows - 15.34 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 2:04 pm
BlinkM Sequencer Source Code - 86.86 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 1:59 pm
BlinkM Sequencer for Mac - 416.98 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 2:01 pm
BlinkM Communicator Programs - 5.71 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 1:44 pm