20% off in December for a blinkmas with blink(1), new Blink1Control v1.94
Thanks again for being blink(1) backers. Two announcements that you may be interested in:
- 20% off blink(1)s in December
- New Blink1Control v1.94
20% off blink(1)s in December... Read more
Blink1Control v1.91, new Python library, .NET project, Lego Lighthouse, DeviceJS!
In this update:
- Blink1Control v1.91
- New Python library
- Neat .NET project
- Lego Lighthouse for blink(1)
- DeviceJS & WigWag support
Tod has been busy this last week... Read more
Blink1Control v1.9, Quick "rattle" fix, international shipping concerns, blink1 sub-reddit
In this update:
- Blink1Control v1.9 update
- Quick "rattle" fix
- International shipping concerns
- blink1 sub-Reddit!
In the last couple of months we've taken development of Blink1Control fully... Read more
Remaing blink(1) mk2s in America, first batch shipping next week
In this update:
- Shipping Next Week
- Trip to Fulfillment Warehouse
- Project Ideas
Shipping Next Week
We've ironed out the details of the first batch of blink(1)s and we... Read more
Also: blink(1) mk2 support in Linux kernel
More good news: Vivien Didelot, the hacker responsible for the original blink(1) support in the Linux kernel, recently submitted a patch to the Linux kernel for blink(1) mk2 support. It... Read more
Mini-update: blink(1 mk)s in Los Angeles, address change deadline 18 Apr 2014
Hi everyone, some good news.
We just got word from our fulfillment house that the first shipment with half of our blink(1) mk2s successfully made it to Los... Read more
blink(1)s coming to America! (and soon everywhere)
Our manufacturer just notified us that a large portion (about half) of our blink(1) mk2 order is on a ship heading to the US and should be on our doorstep... Read more
Production update: Manufacturing issue, Metal fabrication pics, Blink1Control mail & h/w monitors
In this update:
- Metal manufacturing issues
- Metal fabrication pics
- Blink1Control mail & hardware monitors
- Secret WigWag collaboration
While it's been a month since the last update, it's only... Read more
Manufacturing update: two steps forward, one back
In this update we'll be talking about:
- Initial production run & samples received
- Firmware woes
- A new free accessory: USB gooseneck extender
- Blink1Control app progress
Initial production run... Read more
(Some) Chips Acquired! Production Samples
Hi, everyone. It's been slow going these last few weeks. But we have some progress to report.
(Some) Chips Have Shipped to Manufacturing!
The process we began in May to... Read more
Frustrating Chip Delays
This has been a frustrating couple of months here at ThingM. Every aspect of manufacturing was on schedule (and ahead of schedule in a few cases) in August,... Read more
Manufacturing! And a small delay :(
Apologies for the quietness in updates: we've been up to our eyeballs getting everything started up and dealing with the administrivia of Kickstarter financials. We'll be sending out... Read more
Funded! Thank You!
To all our backers, thank you. We've already started production and we're excited to shift it into full gear thanks to your support. We'll be providing a more detailed description... Read more
Secret blink(1) feature: Control LED Strips!
It turns out blink(1) mk2 has a hidden feature that we weren't going to mention. We were going to try to make it a stretch goal, but couldn't figure out... Read more
blink(1)s work in Chrome and Chrome OS!
We've been asked by a few backers if blink(1) will work with Chromebooks and Chrome OS. We looked into this a year ago and it wasn't possible, so we assumed... Read more
Woohoo! We hit TWO more stretch goals!
Congratulations, everyone, over the past few days we hit both the "Double Lenses" and the "Custom Anodized Frame Colors" stretch goals!
Double Diffuser Lenses
As a reminder, the "Double Lenses"... Read more
New backer levels: Triple Light Pack & Progress Bar 6-Pack
Many have asked for additional backer levels because they had a project in mind that used a quantity of blink(1) mk2s we didn't offer. The two most common quantities were... Read more
Some fun & geeky blink(1) projects for inspiration
One additional benefit of blink(1) mk2 over the original blink1) is there are tons of existing hacks using blink(1) that will work great with blink(1) mk2 without any changes. Here's... Read more
blink(1) support in the Linux kernel
Just a quick note:
Did you know blink(1) support is in the Linux kernel?
Yup, ThingM has an official kernel config entry of HID_THINGM. Check it out in the Linux... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked! Get The Word Out, Prototypes, & Questions for You
Awesome! We hit stretch goal #1! Everyone gets cable clips! Stick your blink(1) on your cube walls or windows! :-)
We'll be ordering some different sample clips immediately so... Read more
Every blink(1) mk2 will ship with a USB extender cable. To us, this is the primary accessory for a blink(1), one we couldn't make a stretch goal. But there are... Read more
FCC & CE Certifications, International Shipping, and blink(1) Projects
Thank you again to all the backers, we have not only met our stated goal but exceeded it and met one of our internal goals we had hoped to meet.... Read more
We made it! Thank you!
Wow, just a little over a day since we launched and we've already hit our goal. That's incredible and we're flabbergasted.
In a rare occurrence, most of the ThingM team... Read more