Each pixel on Blinkt! is individually controllable and dimmable 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.
Eight APA102 RGB LEDs
Individually controllable pixels
Sits directly on top of your Pi in a tiny footprint
OurBlinkt! Python librarywill have you blasting out rainbows in two shakes of a unicorn's tail! There's a stack of examples too, from binary clocks to cheerlights and flickering candles to Larson scanners!
Be careful to plug in your Blinkt! the correct way round, it has curves on the top that match the corners of your Raspberry Pi
If you want to access the rest of the GPIO at the same time as using Blinkt! then ourMini Black HAT Hack3ris the ideal accompaniment, allowing you to combine Blinkt! with another HAT or pHAT, or just prototype using the GPIO pins for your own project
The dimensions of Blinkt! are 65mm long x 8mm wide x 8.5mm thick (thickness includes header and pixels)
Additional accessories shown in photos not included
Pimoroni featured Blinkt! on a special episode of Bilge Tank where they tried to come up with as many different code examples as possible in one morning. Check it out below.