Note: This workshop is on SATURDAY April 16, from 10am to 5pm, and requires a separate ticket purchase.
Web developers have most of the knowledge and skills necessary to get into physical computing. The only things missing are a bit of software knowledge (NW.js & Johnny-Five) and a bit of hardware knowledge (microcontrollers & sensors). This is what this workshop will provide. In essence, the goal is to show web developers a cheap and easy path for them to get into physical computing.
Bonus: attendees get to keep all the workshop hardware so they can continue to experiment on their own. This starter kit includes an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, touch shield, piezo buzzer, distance sensor, buttons, LEDs and more (60$ value).
The time has finally come to break out of the browser’s security sandbox!
Assumed Audience Knowledge
Five things audience members will learn
- How to gather information from the physical world.
- How to control external devices (such as lights or motors).
- How to bring back some excitement to your web development routine!