BlinkStick Node.js library release 1.2.0

New version of BlinkStick Node.js library has been released. This release switches from Node.js usb module to node-hid which has a better support for all operating systems: Windows, Linux and OSX. It also works with the latest version of Node.js.

This release has the following changes:

  • [Feature] Use node-hid for all operating systems
  • [Security] Bump express from 3.1.1 to 4.17.1 in /examples/picker
  • [Feature] Updated documentation

Please note that the udev rule for Linux systems has to be updated to support new API without root.

More details about setting up new library for your operating system can be found on Github:

Happy blinking!

More ways to control your BlinkStick remotely


Now there are even more ways to control your BlinkStick remotely! Remote control is a neat little feature, that allows your BlinkStick to become internet enabled device once connected to a computer.

There are currently 4 ways to connect BlinkStick to the web service:

  • Using the BlinkStick Client application (Windows)
  • Using command line tool from Python package (Linux, Mac OS X)
  • Writing code for Python (Linux, Mac OSX)
  • Writing code for Node.js (Linux, Mac OSX)

Head over to the tutorials section to find out more.

Would you like to control your BlinkStick with any other language or OS? No problem! Just contact me and I will make it happen! 🙂