This SDK allows you to control BlinkStick devices connected to your computer via Python. It's available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX and is an official release.
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.
It acts as a HID (Human Interface Device) and does not need any additional drivers. It uses ATTiny85 microcontroller with V-USB firmware.
Isaac Asimov once said, "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." An interesting opinion, but what if it applied to...robots? Roboearth is a database of robot experiences that can be shared with other robots. The Roboearth API gives developers access to the data stored on a cloud. Through the API you can search for "action recipes", environments, even individual robots connected to the network.
Amazon quietly launched the AWS IoT Button, a limited release programmable button that developers can program to control connected devices and services. The AWS IoT Button sold out in a few hours. Developers interested in trying it out can sign up to be notified when more buttons become available.