This group of sample source codes will allow you to use Python to control your BlinkStick. The BlinkStick Python module comes with command line tool which is automatically installed to Linux and OSX platforms.
Information about BlinkStick and the following set of examples are avaiable: Find by Serial Number, Turn BlinkStick off, Set random color, Access infoblocks, Display CPU usage, Control Remotely, MQTT, Check Gmail, and Display Internet connectivity status.
The following sample source codes are provided for the BlinkStick Pro: Set Mode, Change Color of a Single LED, Run single pixel on all LEDs connected to a channel, and Display analogue clock on 16 LED ring.
BlinkStick is a smart LED controller with integrated USB firmware. It plugs into your computer and allows control the color of individually addressable or single color LEDs and LED strips and wide range programming language implementations give you the power to control the LEDs without the need to program a microcontroller.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Hardware and Weather. One highlight added today is an API for earth and weather data from Synoptic, which is collected from individually operated geophysical sensors around the world. Take a look at what's new.
Microsoft finalized its acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and software businesses today. The deal, valued at $7.2 billion, was first announced last September and significantly alters the mobile landscape. Rather than simply develop the Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft will now also make smartphones with the OS on board. It changes the Apple-Google-Microsoft dynamic in a new and interesting way that will bring new opportunities for developers.