A ShiftBrite Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I installed 30 ShiftBrites on the front fence this year. I'm pretty happy with the results!

Submitted by Garrett on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 03:29.



Fantastic! I'm looking

Fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing your new sequences.

about the time i discovered

about the time i discovered your ShiftBrite devices i also discovered the BlinkM from sparkfun http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8579

I would like to know the advantages of yours over the sparkfun products... I already can see that yours are cheaper, but I'd like to know more. The sparkfun model seems to use the I2C protocol to talk to them, and from what i understand I@C allows each device to have a different "address" so in theory you could chain link them together, but have each one be a different color. I'm not sure if yours can do that or not. Please can you clarify and state each ones advantages and disadvantages....

is there a way to talk to your ShiftBrites over I2C with some sort of I2C converter?

If you check out the article

If you check out the article about ShiftBrites on this site, a lot of people have asked the same questions and I've provided answers in the comments: http://macetech.com/blog/node/23

ok, cool. that clarified

ok, cool. that clarified things a little.

I gather that 12c is better if you want to address individual leds, but it takes more work.

I think i might get 30 or so of your ShiftBrights to make a neat Christmas light string. Unfortunately i don't like the pin headers sticking out the back, so i think i might order the header-less ones, and attach 90 degree headers. You should carry 90 degree headers in your store.

Hey Garrett, Very Cool

Hey Garrett,

Very Cool Indeed... Looks Great! When are you going to start teaching classes for us?

Happy Holidays..!



Hi Robert, thanks...A little

Hi Robert, thanks...A little busy these days (haven't been around Techshop most of this month) but I'm helping Ray Munson a little with some ideas and devices for possible classes.