There are regular NodeBots events around the world where people meet-up to learn and hack together on Arduinos, Tessels, Edison's, Raspberry Pis, NodeCopters, robots, and any other gizmos that just need more input...
If you have no idea how to use an LED, have no fear NodeBot experts will be on hand to help you hack, solder, and 3D print your way to a full fledged NodeBot.
Install Node.js and get the Johnny-Five library. If you're controlling an arduino, you'll need to have it programmed with StandardFirmata, which is pretty easy to setup. If you're using a single board computer (like the Tessel 2, Raspberry Pi or Intel Edison) it will have all your IO built in and you'll need to grab the IO-Plugin for your platform. 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 any hardware you can still start learning with the nodebot-workshop program which will teach you the basics of johnny-five through a series of code challenges.
Around the world you can find a monthly Nodebots meetup event. They all follow the Nodebots code of conduct to maintain a safe environment for all to learn.
Want to hack on hardware? Build a robot? Become a Maker? Don't see an event near you yet? Come and join in with the community across the web:
This year's event was on July 30th 2016 Join us at an event near you!
Each year our community around the world gather on a single day to learn and make together. We call this NodeBots Day!
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.