the flickering fireplace

Although hacking a light brick as you did in Chapter 9 can give you a brick with a customized color, it’s still a constant color. You may want to light up your LEGO creations with colors or brightness levels that change over time. One way to do this is with a device called the BlinkM, shown in Figure 10-1. The BlinkM is an LED that you can program to have whatever color pattern or brightness you like.


FIGURE 10-1: The BlinkM is a programmable LED.

In this chapter, you’ll use the BlinkM to create a fireplace for LEGO minifigures to enjoy on a cold evening, as shown in Figure 10-2. The fireplace will change colors (red, ...

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