What's a Nodebot?
NodeBots are robots that are controlled by node.js. A NodeBots event is a full day event where JS developers team up in groups of 3 with soldering guns and parts nearby to create amazing robotic devices.
At the end of the day we'll have a Sumo Competition interlaced with project demos from anyone who wants to present.
JS and Robots You Say? Preposterous!
No seriously, you can build and control robots even if your only programming experience is intro to jQuery and a very simple web page. 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 and hardware talks have 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
NodeBots Near You
Find a meetup or start your own!
- NodeBots of London meetup - November 9th
- Nodebots SF Meetup - November 20th
- RobotsConf'13 - December 6th and 7th
See Awesome Nodebots
Join the Community
Want to hack on hardware? Build a robot? Become a Maker? Don't see an event near you yet? Come and hang out in the
#nodebots IRC channel on freenode.net! Also follow the twitter feed for event updates.
Also, make sure to be the first to find out about new events:
Programming a NodeBot is Easy
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!