This event couldn't have happened without the support of our sponsors: Twilio, Smart Mocha, Pie, Mozilla and Urban Airship.
Do you love the immediate gratification of firing up a coding project and it works? How about shiny, flashing things? Combine your appreciation and join us at International NodeBots day here in Portland, OR!
We want to show that node is an all-purpose, fun tool by showing its potential with hardware. How? By bringing together those interested in node and hardware hacking, and giving them an open space to hack, collaborate, learn, and share their results with others.
9:30-12pm Make hardware come alive.
12pm-1pm Lunch break
1pm-4pm Powers combined to create more flashy, blinky robot goodness.
Email information that went out to attendees registered by Wednesday:
Before we’re at the Airship, you'll need to get a few things ready on your laptop.
Install the latest stable (0.10.13) release of node.js from http://www.nodejs.org/
Create your NodeBots Day project setup:
On the command line(in order):
npm install email@example.com
git clone git://github.com/nexxy/simple-color-sensor
** If problems occur during this setup please open and copy npm-debug.log while in your project directory and gist. Then hit up #pdxnodebots to get help from an organizer. The directions above assume you already have an editor of choice as well as a github account.
The adventure begins at 9am.
We will be starting by getting settled in and noshing on some donuts and coffee. We will have water/soda/juices and fruit/nuts/snacks on hand.
At noon, we will be forming a lunch train to head over to food carts, but feel free to bring a bag lunch!
Hardware provided with the starter kits:
Fancy-pants computer with USB ports and everything
Arduino UNO or compatible development board
Three (3) approximately 220 Ohm resistors *
Common cathode RGB LED
1k Ohm resistor *
BYOH(Bring Your Own Hardware) is welcome! A number of people are planning on bringing in extra bits for leveling up projects. Let's share and make bigger/better/badder bots! Please bring your laptop and don’t forget your power cord.
As an added bonus, a DIY screenprinting area will be part of our layout. Bring an item to screenprint our hardware hacking logo on whatever you can dream up!
One or two people will be filming and photographing the event. If you don't want to be filmed just mention this and they'll accommodate you.