Ok so maybe I’m still working on the mind control part, but I’m going to figure out how Apple does it and just emulate that. The flashing led part I have got down though.
I had the opportunity to take a Eagle CAD workshop given by the local Dorkbot group. It turned out to be a blast. Probably the best $35 I’ve ever spent – seriously it was only $35 and I got 6+ hours of instruction and three copies of the circuit board I designed!
Below is a picture of the CAD drawing of the circuit board. It’s should appear pretty close to scale on your screen. It is just a Atmel attiny13 micro-controller powering a RGB led. Which is pretty similar to my RGB nightlight, but with much cheaper parts and a better footprint.