MinM is a tiny smart LED that's designed for wearable technologies, UAVs and handheld devices.
Like BlinkM, its larger sibling, it runs unique firmware that creates virtually any RGB color, fades smoothly between two colors, and blinks in virtually any pattern. It can glow like a firefly or flicker like an antique indicator bulb. It's a smart LED that lets you do all of that without having to know any electronics engineering or programming languages. 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 MinM.
It's also tiny and stealthy: 0.5 cm on a side, and less than 0.25 cm high. Its open through-holes make it easy to sew onto garments or mount in unusual locations, and it has no protruding components, so it lies smooth and won't snag.
Once programmed, the BlinkM MinM 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.
Full-color RGB LED w/ 24-bit color control
Can plug directly into Arduino or a LinkM Programmer, no wiring or other components needed!
Specify colors using 24-bit RGB or HSB
Fade between colors with variable timing and fade speeds
Randomized color selection, with ranges and based on previous color
18 built-in light scripts (sequences)
Create and save light scripts of up to 49 commands long
Stand-alone operation: No microcontroller needed for light script playback
Up to 127 BlinkM channels on a single two-wire network
Low power consumption
6,000 mcd (millicandelas) of light intensity
120-degree viewing angle
Peak wavelength: Red (630nm), Green (520nm), Blue (470nm)
3.6-5V operating voltage, 60mA max
Fade duration: 1/30 second to 91 hours
Two-wire (aka "I2C") control
5-volt standard TTL inputs
4-pin 0.1" spacing BlinkM I2C connector
OSX 10.3.9, Windows XP/7, Linux
Java 1.5 or later (included with Windows installation)