Find answers to common questions here.


In general, the blink(1) low-level APIs are compiled with GCC and Makefiles.

  1. Check out the code from https://github.com/thingm/blink1/
  2. cd blink1/commandline
  3. make


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
  • Beaglebone

It is very easy to compile for your own platform and we have seen compiled versions created on:

  • OpenWrt
  • Arduino Yun