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.
Each year our community around the world gather on a single day to learn and make together. We call this NodeBots Day!
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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.