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Blinkit v3.1 | Blink on new Hive posts, votes and followers, now with GUI interface

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techtek
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15 days ago3 min read

With Blinkit you can blink your devices, and trigger them when Hive blockchain actions occur. Use it to get sound and light notified of new posts, followers and votes!

The previous released version was a CLI (command line interface) tool and had no GUI (graphical user interface)


Latest release

The new release of Blinkit is a (HTA) application and has a graphical user interface which makes it more easy and user friendly to use.




Blinkit Splashscreen



Blinkit interface


How to use

To use Blinkit, download the compressed files from Github and extract the content and put the Blinkit folder somewhere and run Blinkit.hta to start the interface.

(Make sure the path to the Blinkit folder does not contain any spaces, because it will result in a error and the program will not function properly)

When Blinkit is started you can press the edit buttons to set the Hive username you want to get notification on, you can set your own or someone else their username. And here you can set the light blink length, and USB drive letter, where your USB flash drive is located at and that you want to blink.

After you have edited the settings you can press the Blinkit button to test blink your device, and can press the start button next to the function you want to start.


Supported devices

All USB flash drives are supported and any brand, you probably have one laying around, alternatively a USB Flash card reader can be used, or even a external HDD, but best are USB sticks, for example the Lexar S45 series have a very bright led light, and even some of the most common and inexpensive promotional USB drives have a bright LED light as well.


Technical details

This version of Blinkit is made for Windows 10 and uses batch script to interact with the hardware devices. HTA (HTML application) is used to for the interface, this approach makes sure that the application will work without the use of heavy SDK's or compiled code.

All the scripts to interact with the devices, as well as the interface can be easily edited with just a text editor. and uses just HTML for the interface.


The next version will have support for a wide variety of low cost smarthome devices, manufactured by Tuya and are sold world wide under the Tuya brand, as well as under other (re)brands. Products to think of are (RGB) light bulbs, and powersockets. In Europe they can be bought at Action stores for around 7~10 euro and are sold there under the LSC brand. Online they are for example available on Amazon.


Contributing

Contributing is made easy because the coding and project approach is kept easy and straight forward, If you are interested in contributing to the Blinkit project, please find me in the Blinkit Discord server or leave a message under this post.


Please report bugs you may encounter so that they can be fixed.

Feedback is always very welcome, and helps to improve the Blinkit project, Thank you for your interest in Blinkit.



Blinkit on Github

Blinkit v3.1




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