Plug-n-Blink! debuts at the Bay Area Maker Faire in California

Acrobotic Industries – a backer of the RFduino Kickstarter project last year, is about to launch their own Kickstarter project for an RFduino based product line called Plug-n-Blink!

Plug-n-Blink! is a portable, multi-purpose, hackable RGB Lighting Kit controlled wirelessly using Open-Source Smart Apps (desktop and mobile).

The Plug-n-Blink! is based on the RFD22301 SMT RFduino, a Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy BLE, Arduino-compatible RF Module with Built-In ARM Cortex M0 Microcontroller.

The Plug-n-Blink! can be used with Acrobotic’s light-bar to create light paintings, indoor accent lighting and sewable LED e-wearable projects, right out of the box. The kit includes a rechargeable long-lasting battery and 140 Smart RGB LEDs.

Acrobotic also wanted to make the Kit extremely hackable, so their RFD22301-based controller preserves compatibility with the RFduino family of shields. The aesthetically pleasing, tiny-sized case for the controller can be popped open and the controller board can then be used as a regular RFduino DIP module with an integrated USB shield. The micro USB cable used programming is included in the kit, so it’s ready to use.

The Kit can be controlled over USB or wirelessly using the Open-Source apps developed by Acrobotic. The demo apps will be initially be available for iOS, OSX and Android, with plans of porting to Windows and Linux in the near future.

The Plug-n-Blink! RGB Lighting Kit will be demonstrated at the Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend (May 17th and May 18th) so stop by “Acrobotic Industries” booth to see it in action.

Visit http://www.plugnblink.com for more information and keep an eye out for Plug-n-Blink! project soon to launch on Kickstarter!

pnb_main-2 2014/05/16 8:17 PM

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