Ordered an Arduino Starter Kit

One of my coworkers is putting together a Node Bots Day here in Austin on July 27th. She's really passionate about it, and I want to see her succeed doing it. It's a lot of hard work to get something like this off the ground and arrange sponsors, etc.

So in support of that, I went out and bought an Arduino Starter Kit. For those of you that don't know what that means, basically you are programming a microcontroller. You can program it to do home automation type of things, make a sound board, build a robot that moves, and just about anything else you can think up. What makes this unique is that it is using JavaScript, traditionally a web front-end development language. Yes that's right, a web front-end technology can run a robot.

This is made possible by using Node.js and the Johnny-Five library. Neither of which do I have experience with right now. Over the next few weeks I'm going to try and emerse myself into learning Node, and progress on to Johnny-Five. So if you know Node.js, I may be asking you some questions in the near future.

I'm hoping that I can spread the word a bit and get some of my friends and aqaintences to join in as well (you know by posting on a blog that maybe 2 people actually read). It should be interesting to say the least. I think I'll be much more impressed by what other people do rather than me. I may be in over my head, but you never know until you try.

If you are interested or have questions feel free to message @kassandra_perch on Twitter.

Ray Pierce

Web Developer, RetailMeNot, Mentor, NodeBot builder, Texan

Austin, TX Ya'll http://digitalpierce.com
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