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Pimoroni Blinkt!

SKU: PIM184

$11.50 AUD, inc GST
$10.45 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Blinkt!
11.5 AUD

SKU: PIM184

$11.50 AUD, inc GST
$10.45 AUD, exc GST
6 reviews 0 5 5

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Inspired by Alex Ellis's work with his Raspberry Pi Zero Docker Cluster Pimoroni developed these boards for him to use as status indicators. They offer eight APA102 pixels in the smallest (and cheapest) form factor to plug straight into your Raspberry Pi 3/2/B+/A+/Zero.

Each pixel is individually controllable and dim-able allowing you to create gradients, pulsing effects, or just flash them on and off like crazy. The data and clock lines are connected to GPIO #23 and #24 respectively but for simplicity you can just use our Python library to drive them.

Please note! Be careful to plug in your Blinkt! the correct way round, it has curves on the top that match the corners of any Raspberry Pi.

If you want to access the rest of the GPIO at the same time as using Blinkt! then Pimoronis Mini Black HAT Hack3r is the ideal accompaniment allowing you to combine Blinkt! with another HAT or pHAT or just prototype using the GPIO pins for your own project.

Features

  • Eight APA102 RGB LEDs
  • Individually controllable pixels
  • Bright and shiny!
  • Sits directly on top of your Pi in a tiny footprint
  • Fits inside most Pi cases
  • Comes fully assembled

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Documentation and Resources:
Educational Workshops
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners
  • Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of bite-sized videos that cover everything you'll need to know to get started with your Raspberry Pi, and start making awesome projects. My name...
  • Pimoroni Blinkt: Setup and first script
  • Not quite sure how to get started with your Pimoroni Blinkt module? Let's set one up and have a play around! We'll guide you through the installation, open up some examples and try our hand at writing a simple program. You'll need: A Raspberry Pi...
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Comparison
  • There is a new Raspberry Pi! The long-awaited upgrade to the Rasberry Pi 1 Model A+ (Rpi1 A+). In this article, we are going to look at how much improvement the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ (Rpi3 A+) is over the  Rpi1 A+ as well as how it stacks ...
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...
  • Set up your Pimoroni Unicorn Hat on Raspberry Pi
  • The Pimoroni Unicorn HAT lets you add 64 dazzling RGB LEDs to your Raspberry Pi, and makes for a sickeningly colourful display. I'll show you how to get yours set up, and we'll have a go at modifying an example script. This tutorial is similar ...
  • Maintaining a Project with Git
  • Let's have a very quick look at Git and Github - Git is an enormous topic, so this won't be an exhaustive tutorial but by the end of it we'll have a working knowledge of basic git workflow. I'll be showing this tutorial on a Raspberry Pi, ...
  • Rain Gauge Data Logger
  • Summary A Raspberry Pi 3B is used to collect digital counts from an electronic rain gauge (1mm of rain per reed switch closure by magnetic see-saw). It has been running without issues for over 12 months. A UPS powers the Pi so it is immune from short power glitches. The total count is displayed on an LCD screen with reset and inc/dec test buttons. “To HTML” and “To LCD” routines are also included to simp...
  • Television Media Centre
  • Introduction: I have a flat screen television that is about 7 years old that I purchased before Smart TVs were commonly available. What I wanted to achieve with My Pi project was to turn my slightly old TV into a media centre. I wanted to play music through my TV as well as play saved movies and stream internet content. It was important for me to be able to stream ABC iView and SBS On Demand as they provide a free service and ...
  • DIY Pi Buggy
  • The motivation behind this project came from a robotics and engineering club that I've been going to. I've been saving my money and building up an understanding of raspberry pi and electronics. The reason I chose this project was to get used to using motors and controlling different speeds. I am self taught as I am home schooled and my mum and dad (who are my teachers) don't understand how to use the raspberry pi! The project is...
  • Mass SD card Image Writer
  • We've built a mass SD card writer using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, some USB hubs and SD card readers. This beast has enough ports to write 49 SD cards at once! At Core Electronics, sometimes logistics hang-ups mean that suppliers cannot meet our demand for pre-flashed SD cards. During these periods we have to pick up the slack by manually imaging blank SD cards we source ourselves. Of course, this is a super-tedious process, and ...
  • Raspberry Pi IoT Doorbell
  • This Raspberry Pi, IoT Doorbell is basically a simple smart Door Bell, which takes a photo of whoever rings it, and emails it to the specified email address, and keeps all the photos in a folder. (along with going Ding-Dong). Any Problems, just leave a comment/start a discussion below....

Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Mark verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    So small. So bright. So easy. So inexpensive. Why *not* have this attached to your Pi? (Posted on 4/09/2018)

  2. Review by Jared verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great module with easy supporting code. (Posted on 31/07/2018)

  3. Review by Simon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The colour output isnt as even as I would like, but this is still a pretty interesting way of starting off :) (Posted on 10/01/2018)

  4. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    The Pimoroni crew have made this board a breeze to setup and use. The leds cover a good colour and brightness range. If you intend to use this in low light or darkness you may want to look into disabling the Pi's onboard leds which I believe is possible on all current models (but check for yourself). (Posted on 7/11/2017)

  5. Review by Allen verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    All the products in this order were received in excellent condition and were exactly as advertised. The service and delivery were remarkably prompt (even to the most remote capital city in the world!)
    Core Electronics is now my priority source for electronic treasures such as these. Good work Guys
    Allen Thomas (Posted on 22/08/2017)

  6. Review by Scott verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Super LEDs with lots of potential. They are super bright (maybe a little too bright - and I'm considering options to diffuse them...), and super easy to work with. I was lighting them up within minutes of connecting them to my RPi! (Posted on 23/01/2017)

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