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BlinkyTile Light Sculpture Kit


Create sound-reactive sculptures with BlinkyTile software. You can also create animations using a simple drawing program. (Photo: BlinkyTile)

JUST FOR FUN! Get out your soldering gun and let your imagination run wild building your own light sculpture. BlinkyTile is a clever system of LED lights on pentagonal tiles for creating dynamic light sculptures in nearly endless shapes and designs.

Each BlinkyTile has one individually controllable, multicolor LED, and the solder pads form both the physical and electrical connections between the lights. They can be soldered together to form any shape you can imagine.

Each set of BlinkyTiles comes with a controller programmed with several special light animation modes to make your project look awesome. But it’s not a one-trick pony: this controller will also connect to pattern editor software that allows you to easily make your own animations in a simple drawing program. Their software will even let you create sound-reactive sculptures!

The kit supports hundreds of individually addressable tiles. You’ll have a single USB connector for power and control – just like their BlinkyTape. You can make patterns easily with the graphical pattern editor. You can also program your own – it’s powered by the same chips as Arduino boards. Fitted with open source hardware  for total control and infinite possibilities. And, according to the manufacturer, “RGB LEDs out the wazoo!”

Each kit includes: PCB panel with 14 BlinkyTiles, 14 snap-in light diffusers, Lightbuddy LED controller, LED data cable, and USB Cable. This kit does not include a soldering iron, solder, or tape.

Available at Adafruit for only $49.95. (