The meandering journey of NodeBots Interchange

Published Wednesday, January 27th 2016

What started as a plan to simply make components work a bit better with NodeBots turned into a way of managing any firmware using JavaScript.

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7 posts about physical computing

  • Monday, September 7th 2015

    JavaScript: not just the language of the web

    JS is moving out of the browser and into all manner of places. My notes and slides from my talk on this topic at JSFoo 15.

    2 minute read (330 words)

  • Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

    Applying the lessons of mobile dev to IoT

    IoT product development has the opportunity to draw on some of the lessons hard won over the years of developing for mobile.

    1 minute read (140 words)

  • Monday, June 1st 2015

    Building a portable minecraft server

    Using a raspberry pi and some batteries to create a portable minecraft server that can be put in a lunch box and taken to the park.

    1 minute read (250 words)

  • Monday, May 4th 2015

    Controlling networked LEDs using a smartwatch

    The ESP8266 is a capable device in its own right and can run a simple web server. Couple this with a smartwatch for control and you have some interesting remote control options.

    1 minute read (170 words)

  • Tuesday, December 16th 2014

    Building an information radiator

    "Information Radiators" - devices that use physical means to relay encoded information are great projects if you want to explore IoT. This post provides a how to example.

    1 minute read (210 words)

  • Wednesday, August 21st 2013

    Should JavaScript devs build real things?

    JavaScript is leaving the browser and entering the real world. Is this just a bunch of web devs playing with hardware or are we starting to see a fundamental shift in the direction web technologies are taking?

    16 minute read (4.7k words)