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Install Node.js and get the johnny-five module.
You need to have an Arduino programmed with Firmata, which is pretty easy to setup.
Once that is complete, you can now start hacking hardware like a champion! NodeBots makes the process of programming hardware circuitry very similar to how one would program a modern web page. Seriously, it is that easy!
Even if you don't have an Arduino you can still make a start via the nodebot-workshop which will teach you the basics of johnny-five through a series of code challenges
Where do NodeBots come from?
NodeBots, the idea, was first conceived out of the increasing visibility of hardware creation and control within the upstart node.js community.
Chris Williams created a module called node-serialport that allows JS developers to begin controlling and directing the physical world.
From there, hardware has been the bright point of every JS conference event, dazzling audiences with everything from smoke machines to walking robots.
Now its time to get everyone in on the action. Now is time for the rise of JS Robotics.