Now with Ambient Sensor!
A few days ago we announced that we would be adding more modules. We're proud to say the first reward for backing us is the addition of an Ambient (Light/Sound) sensor as a Class A module.
(Stunning! Shiny! Sensitive! As always, get yours here!)
The Ambient sensor can detect sound, IR light, and visible light and can emit IR light:
The microphone is optimized for detecting the ambient noise level in a room or building a sound-activated device.
The ambient light sensor and can be used both for detecting fine-grain brightness in a room as well as for communication via IR.
The IR LED can be used to communicate with other Tessels or other household electronics.
Thanks again for backing us! Stay tuned for another update on Monday.
-- The Technical Machine Team
P.S. Josh Olson took our hardware docs and made this awesome display for it on http://www.tesselkey.com/ Check it out!