International NodeBots Day 2013

Limited attendance available! Please, please

REGISTER HERE: https://tito.io/pdxnode/nodebotsday

YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE SITE LISTED ABOVE TO BE COUNTED AS A PARTICIPANT.

This is not a hackathon. There will be no prizes other than the satisfaction of making something awesome! There will be very little in the way of talks. We're going to get together, collaborate and hack. This is more NodeConf SummerCamp than NodeConf. Sharing. Enjoying each other's company. Learning and exploring. And JavaScript. Lots of JavaScript.

We want to show that node is an all-purpose, fun tool by showing its potential with hardware. How? By bringing together those interested in node and hardware hacking, and giving them an open space to hack, collaborate, learn, and share their results with others.

What Cool Stuff can I do?
Checkout the Johnny-Five examples for some examples of cool stuff to do with Node and Arduino.

For more info on NodeBots and preparing yourself for the ensuing awesomeness: http://nodebots.io/

Stay tuned as we'll be updating regularly.

Again, in order to attend REGISTER HERE: https://tito.io/pdxnode/nodebotsday

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  • Wraithan

    Was a fantastic meetup. Found the lack of internet sometimes frustrating but just drove me to play with things rather than finding example code.

    Atmosphere was really conducive to learning and experimenting. Everyone was helpful to me as well as willing to share things. I had to flash some people's arduinos because they didn't come with firmata but was a great excuse to meet new folks.

    August 5, 2013

  • Phil M.

    Had a great time. Impressed how we were able to have this be a free event. The 'intermediate kits' were at the perfect level for learning how to hack on an Arduino. So many kind, enthusiastic hosts -- at least seven people helped me directly, and kept things relaxed and cool. Loved having fruit for snacks. Thank you.

    July 29, 2013

  • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

    i'm sorry to give this meet-up such low marks, and i realize i am a specialty case (using an iPad/iOS system with Diet Coda, an ability to ssh and vnc, etc.), and others there seemed to have a much easier time of it. however, i feel it important to state there were many obstacles to make this day unworkable for me. good news: lots of great snacks (thank you tracy, ben, et al.), good space with lots of tables and power strips to hack upon, great, fun arduino kits to play with and many people seemed to be getting stuff to work and having a good time making stuff work. i wish i could report the same. however, first and foremost, there was ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE INTERNET WIFI, only local intranet. this is a huge detriment for everyone at any internet/software/webdev meet-up. even if it's just taking notes in evernote and syncing them, not having this at any software meet-up, especially a hacking day, is just not right.

    July 29, 2013

    • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

      cont'd. as critique longer than reply char. space - i realize the event was free and all and urban airship has moved to another new location and turned off all their services at this old location, but this should have been communicated to everyone before the meeting. i could not download anything or ssh out and it was very, very frustrating. people stepped up & put out verizon mi-fy's to help folk out - however, those only take five users each and by the time i got there, everyone who could was camped on and i was not able to get on to those. what is more, the initial instructions tracy mailed out had a missing step where you had to change directory and go down one level further to get to the alltogether.js . this created a lot of frustration for me until i got there and someone else let me know this was the situation.

      July 29, 2013

    • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

      (cont'd.) - i felt like i was just eating the junk food and got nothing done, so i left early. once again, i know most other people there were fine and had fun, but i really feel like this error in the initial instructions plus utter lack of outside internet wifi really hampered the meeting for me.

      July 29, 2013

  • Quan N.

    Sorry but I am unable to attend. I hope someone can use my spot.

    July 27, 2013

  • Troy H.

    July 26, 2013

  • Fernando De La G.

    Are people that missed the registration window allow to go just to peak around at what's going on? just found about the event today..

    July 26, 2013

    • Adam U.

      Absolutely, I don't think we're at max capacity and there's always a chance that some gear will be available for hacking. Hope to see you there!

      July 26, 2013

    • Tracy H.

      You should still be able to register!

      July 26, 2013

  • Tim S.

    Bringing my 7 yr old son to introduce him to robotics.

    July 21, 2013

  • John R

    Hey all, I'm really bummed I can't make this, but I found I have a schedule conflict. I registered, but I don't know how to un-register. Thought I should let you guys know. Thanks.

    July 18, 2013

    • Tracy H.

      Bummer! Thanks for letting us know, John! I took care of removing your rsvp.

      July 18, 2013

  • Luda F.

    are beginners (novices) welcome?

    2 · July 10, 2013

    • Adron H.

      Absolutely... as Tracy mentioned there will be more than a few people who you'll be able to team up with to build cool things.

      July 10, 2013

    • Troy H.

      Not just welcome, but encouraged! We'll have folks at all levels and are happy to help someone new learn the basics and get started.

      July 10, 2013

  • Adam U.

    Do sentient robots need to register separately or are they free to attend with a registered human handler?

    3 · July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dear sentient robots: heads up! Sumo match at the end of the day. Bring spare parts.

      July 10, 2013

    • Troy H.

      When you RSVP, please indicate dieatary restrictions. We'll have a bio-diesel generator setup for a vegan-electricity option for the bots, but need to know capacity ahead of time.

      3 · July 10, 2013

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