The LinkM is our USB programmer for BlinkMs; plug it in, and immediately start working with light--no special drivers required.
LinkM is a USB I2C adapter. Plug it in, plug in a BlinkM, re up the ThingM Multitrack Sequencer, and start programming color patterns. It requires no drivers, additional software or hardware and BlinkMs, BlinkM MinMs and BlinkM MaxMs can be plugged directly into it.
It's a compact, inexpensive interface for situations that do not require a general-purpose prototyping board or where an enclosed device with no exposed wiring is needed.
For example, a real-time energy display designed for long-term installation could use a LinkM attached to a small networked computer (say a Linux-based router) to display the results of uctuating electricity prices with an array of BlinkM MaxMs.
• Driverless. Identifies itself as a USB Human Interface (HID) class device, which nearly every operating system supports without requiring additional drivers. • Has no exposed components. Its hard plastic case makes it appropriate for long-term installation. • Synchronizes groups of BlinkMs with a metronome signal so that their patterns do not drift in time (this even works when the LinkM is only connected to a power supply, such as an iPod USB charger). • Can directly power 8 BlinkMs or BlinkM MinMs or one BlinkM MaxM.