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Gefinger Poken's BlinkenLights Dev Platform is a do-it-yourself kit

A manufacturer under the Gefinger Poken alias has introduced the BlinkenLights Dev Platform, which is a do-it-yourself kit for developers.

The platform includes various components including an LED matrix, LCD display, WS2811 LEDs and a rotary encoder. The main feature of the BlinkenLights Dev Platform is that all components are compact and easy to access. The board has a solderless breadboard for circuit assembly and level switches that allow components to operate at different logic levels.

The controlling microcontroller for the system is the low-cost Espressif ESP32-WROOM32D development board. On top of the board are the LCD display, LED matrix, WS2811 RGB LED strip and Shenzhen Titan Micro TM1638 "LED & KEY" board and rotary encoder. More details about the build and the platform source code are available on Reddit and Pastebin respectively.

Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VkKfRZ9WPs.