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Fun with Arduino and JavaScript

Hailing from Tuolumne County, Richard Call will be presenting Fun with Arduino and JavaScript.


You can explore the world of hardware hacking without being an electrical engineer, starting with whichever programming language you already know. At this meetup you’ll get a brief introduction to Arduino, the open source hardware development platform. You’ll see some of Arduino’s development environment, which can be used to compile code and send programs to the Arduino firmware. In our main example, we’ll tell the Arduino to listen for serial communication, then we can control an LED light array in real time from a computer. Even though JavaScript is rarely associated with hardware, the computer’s serial port will be managed by Node.js, so we can use JavaScript to create an LED light show.


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  • Cameron J.

    Richarduino rules!

    June 27, 2013

    • Richard C.

      Good thing arduino is a masculine noun. Richarduina might lead to an awkward situation.

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Richard C.

    I had fun too. I'm glad this group is around to make me learn stuff. You can say you'll give a talk AND THEN learn how to do what you are going to talk about.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • David R.

    Great job once again, Richard!

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • Themba F.

    Fun is how it was. Thanks RC!

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • David R.

    Sounds really cool, Richard!

    May 30, 2013

  • Steve

    Ahhhhhhh YEAH!

    1 · May 30, 2013

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