As part of their 4-year birthday celebration a couple weeks ago, Pimoroni were doing a special promotion where, in addition to 10% off your order, if you spent over £50 you'd get a free Blinkt!
Needless to say, I'm always happy to find excuses to spend money (which resulted in the purchasing of my circuit stickers and e-textile stuff), and thusly earned the free Blinkt! - but now I have no idea what to do with it.
OK, so that's not entirely true - I know that I'm going to stick it on a Pi Zero, and mount it on my monitor to use as some type of status indicator - but what I don't know is what statuses I should use it to indicate.
So this is why I'm throwing it out to you lot, to see what ideas you can come up with.
One idea I just had was a new forum post indicator. I could have it poll the API on a regular basis, and change the colour and/or brightness of it's associated pixel based on how long ago the last post was made.
If that's going to be one of the pixels, what should I do with the other 7?