Maplin Red LED Scrolling Message Badge

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Product overview

• 576 red 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 red 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 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 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 4 out of 5 by from Fun Device! I bought this today (25/3/17) and from the other reviews was expecting problems with the software from other reviews but installed like a dream on Win 10. Programmed it in under a minute and its Brill - up to 8 messages with lots of effects and timings. A bargain @ £9 - I am expecting some fun times ahead with this device - mind you I am quite a sad individual!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent When i bought this the price was at £19.99, the day before it was £15 the staff at maplin were really helpful and sold it to me for the original price of £15. The scroll board is really easy to use and is about the height of an iPhone.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great purchase but disc needs to include Windows 10 Although this is an ideal product. Shame this doesn't work with Windows 10
Date published: 2016-01-15
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little product bought it a day ago, works great and looks great. easy to use aswell. the driver disk was empty but it was really easy to go onto maplin website and download the drivers off there. all for £12 will be great for advertising the car club i am with. I love the feature of playing all the options in a line one after another, looks great and will buy more.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works fine, but suspicious software I installed the software on Windows10 (32 bit version) - both the driver and badge main software install fine, and the device itself works perfectly, BUT the main program (badge.exe) installs itself and it's data files in the c:\windows directory, and can't be uninstalled via it's own uninstaller! Dodgy!
Date published: 2017-03-27
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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

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

Do you have a battery pack i can attach to this product so it will display the message for longer?

Asked by: Jill
No, the item has no support for this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

What is the size of this? HxL in cm

Asked by: Mattjux
Dimensions Weight 35 g Height 33 mm Width 102 mm Depth 5 mm
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-04
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