Find answers to common questions here.
Short answer: use “blink1control-tool” instead of “blink1-tool”!
Only one program can access the blink(1) device at a time. If running the Blink1Control app, you can either use the Blink1Control HTTP REST API or use “blink1control-tool”, a command-line program that has the same command-line switches as “blink1-tool” but does so
You can find “blink1control-tool” in the blink1-tool releases page. (You may need to scroll down, it doesn’t need updating as often so it may be on an older releases section)
In general, the blink(1) low-level APIs are compiled with GCC and Makefiles.
- Check out the code from https://github.com/thingm/blink1/
blink1-tool is written to work on any platform that libusb is supported on. We regularly provide compiled versions for:
- Mac 10.6+
- Win XP+
- Linux Ubuntu
- Raspberry Pi
It is very easy to compile for your own platform and we have seen compiled versions created on:
- Arduino Yun