Maplin Blue LED Scrolling Message Board

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About this product


  • 576 blue LEDs in total displayed over 12 rows to create easily readable messages
  • Create messages up to 250 characters in length
  • Display up to six separate text message and two picture messages

Product overview

• 576 blue LEDs in total displayed over 12 rows to create easily readable messages
• Create messages up to 250 characters in length
• Display up to six separate text message and two picture messages
• Input a range of new messages by connecting directly to your PC or laptop
• Brightness levels can be set at 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% to give a bright display or to save you battery power
• Built-in rechargeable battery which is charged through USB in just 2-3 hours

What would I use this message badge for?
Whether you want to be seen and noticed in your store, restaurant, café or even at a party, this message badge will certainly generate some interest. 576 blue LEDs will allow you to create six text message up to 250 characters in length. The message badge’s built-in rechargeable battery can last up to 16 hours, depending on brightness, and can be recharged from a USB socket in two to three hours. Multiple languages, including English, French, German, Korean, Chinese and Japanese, can be displayed on the message badge.

Does this message badge have special effects?
The message badge has 11 animation icons, including a smiley face, arrows and a telephone, that can be used to brighten up your messages and displays. These animations can be easily inserted into your messages using the simple software interface, allowing you to create the perfect message.

How would I change the messages on this message badge?
You can update the message badge by connecting it directly to a computer via the included USB cable. Simply use the included software to update your message badge so that it can display any message you desire.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blue LED Badge This is a clever little badge. You will need a computer to use it but it does support various versions of windows including 8. The software package was simple to install and is very easy to use. That said you can edit image files and then send them but the instructions don't give any other information on this part of its use. There are various effects you can use and there are animations built into the software for 1 click selection. Make sure the badge is in the ON position when charging or it will not charge which I found a little strange. I can't comment on the battery life but would assume it would last longer with the badge set to its lowest brightness which is still fairly bright to be fair.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maplin led message badge This product seems OK so far purchased it and set it up very quickly. Although instructions could do with being improved a bit. Two things I really liked about it was that you can load up to six messages at once and it charges fairly quickly. I'd say its a novel present with the potential of having a lot of fun ! It's great for most people. Thank you !
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad software, build in fonts deleted The software has very bad documentation. The installer fails to correctly install on Windows 8.1 When I did install it running it says some files are missing. I pressed the 'Initial Badge' button and entered text. Cool, I thought the 'Initial Badge' button uploads what ever font you have selected. Maybe it does I don't no but I pressed it a second time and have the letters vanished from the font on the device. Pressed it a 3rd time and now no fonts!!! Only the user generated bitmap font works. Will have to try it on a windows & PC to see if I can bring it back from the dead. Real shame as I like the look of it.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ј symbol in message if you use Ј in a message the message will not upload. Maplin Moderator Note: We now have a updated software which resolves this issue and allows special characters to be used like Ј or $ please email and we will send you a copy.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product once we resolved driver issues" I bought this product on the 22 / 12 / 15. It should come with a CD with Software to run. This is where the problem lies. The software that is provided with this product V5.00 will not run on Windows 10 and when run, gives out a critical error and fails to install. In this case, head to Maplin website and find this product and somewhere on the page it will allow you to download latest software. Currently V6.40. Once downloaded unpack the software using WinRAR or similar program and install and it works fine. The product is amazing and great fun.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product !!! Very Happy with this excellent product !!! Programmed it with NEPTechnology, Virgin, EE, Maplin, Ranger, Miller & Co & ReelLoveRadio !!!
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from problem uploading the messages i got this a couple of hours ago but i cannot upload any personal messages from the software i have searched for how to fix this but it never works pleas help btw im on windows 7
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great idea but doesn't work with mac OS There's nothing on the packaging about system requirements but I just emailed technical support after reading some of the FAQ on here. These badges are not compatible with mac OS. Very disappointed as I'd bought these as Christmas presents for the kids and will now have to return them.
Date published: 2016-12-06
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I cant seem to get this to update on windows 10 is there a new driver?

Asked by: bobbyyoung
Is there a new download I have no dvd drive
Answered by: cameron
Date published: 2017-11-21

Hi, pls can you send me the software as I cannot find my disc. thanks

Asked by: Darren
This can be downloaded from the link below .
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-30

My netbook does not have a CD drive. Can you send me the direct link to download the software please?

Asked by: MARTYN
This can be downloaded from the link below .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-28

I just bought this product and have wanted to ask a few questions: 1. Can someone give a link to software which works with foreign languages? 2. I'd like to display the text on the screen in a different font, how?

Asked by: Robot
No, I am sorry but this will not be suitable for your described usage.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-22

Hi, Can you tell me the dimensions of this unit please. Thanks

Asked by: Paulie
Unfortunately we no longer stock that item as it has been discontinued from our range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-21

I have loaded the software for this device on three PCs and 2 different operating systems (windows) and the device still cannot be communicated with on any the looks of the reviews etc this is a common problem.your comments would be appreciated.

Asked by: Grandpa
Best thing to check would be the port that is displayed in the device manger and then select the same port in the software , for more support, please call us on 0333 400 9500.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2017-08-16

is mac software available for this item yet?

Asked by: Fishonamotorbike
No, I am sorry but the item is not suitable for mac.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-10


Asked by: THOMAS
As explained in the comprehensive instruction manual you press the SEND button to upload the messages to the badge. As long as the drivers and software have been installed correctly and you have selected the right com port it will send the message to the badge.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-12
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