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Blinkt is Node.js library that allows you to interact with your Blinkt hardware:

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/blinkt

Dependency Status License Release

Install

Install using npm:

$ npm install --save blinkt

API

Set A Single Pixel

The bread and butter of Blintk! is setting pixels. You can set any of the 8 pixels on your Blinkt! to one of around 16 million colors!

The brightness argument is completely optional. Omit it to keep the last brightness value set for that particular pixel.

blinkt.setPixel(index, red, green, blue, brightness)
Parameter Description Required
index The horizontal position of the pixel (between 0 and 7 - inclusive) Yes
red The amount of red to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
green The amount of green to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
blue The amount of blue to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
brightness The brightness to be set (between 0 and 1 - inclusive) No

Set All Pixels

Sometimes you need to set all the pixels to the same color. This convenience method does just that!

The brightness argument is completely optional. Omit it to keep the last brightness values set for each pixel.

blinkt.setPixels(red, green, blue, brightness)
Parameter Description Required
red The amount of red to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
green The amount of green to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
blue The amount of blue to be set (between 0 and 255 - inclusive) Yes
brightness The brightness to be set (between 0 and 1 - inclusive) No

Show

None of your pixels will appear on Blinkt! until you show() them. This method writes all the pixel data out to your device.

blinkt.show()

Clear

Exactly the same as calling setAll(0,0,0), clear sets all the pixels to black.

You must also call show() if you want to turn Blinkt! off.

blinkt.clear()

Enable/Disable Clear On Exit

Sometimes you want a script that runs and quits, leaving a pattern up on Blinkt!

blinkt.setClearOnExit(value)
Parameter Description Required
value true to clear pixels on exit; otherwise false No

Get A Single Pixel

Returns the colors and brightness for a particular pixel.

blinkt.getPixel(index)
Parameter Description Required
index The horizontal position of the pixel (between 0 and 7 - inclusive) Yes

Constants

Blinkt! has 8 pixels. Simple. Use the constant NUM_PIXELS when you’re iterating over pixels, so you can avoid a magic number in your code.

blinkt.NUM_PIXELS

Bugs

If you have any problems with using this library or would like to see changes currently in development you can do so here.

If you believe that you are experiencing issues with your Blinkt hardware, then you get help.

Contributors

If you want to contribute, you're a legend! Information on how you can do so can be found in CONTRIBUTING.md. We want your suggestions and pull requests!

A list of Blinkt contributors can be found in AUTHORS.md.

License

See LICENSE.md for more information on our MIT license.

Copyright !ninja