Chris Hannam shared a video of how he uses BlinkStick to indicate moisture. He is using an Arduino hygrometer sensor to change the color of a BlinkStick if it’s not damp enough.
Now even your plants can have fun with BlinkStick! 🙂 Well done Chris!
You can find the bit of code that does the magic on Github:
BlinkStick website has been improved with a few requested features. There is a guide describing how to share your BlinkStick and let others take control of it. This requires linking your BlinkStick to blinkstick.com and there are quite a few ways to do this.
Each public BlinkStick has a URL which looks something like this:
Python BlinkStick package has been updated to 0.5.0.
Rob Berwick has done an amazing job and created color animations for BlinkStick Python API. They are covered with 3 main functions:
- blink – blinks the specified color
- pulse – pulses the specified color
- morph – morphs from current color to the specified color
MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/”Internet of Things” connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport.
Checkout full example of how to set everything up for BlinkStick and MQTT integration on Github.
Thanks to Andrew D Lindsay @andrewdlindsay for coming up with this idea!