JavaScript on Things: Hacking hardware for web developers

Book Description

Summary

JavaScript on Things is your first step into the exciting and downright entertaining world of programming for small electronics. If you know enough JavaScript to hack a website together, you'll be making things go bleep, blink, and spin faster than you can say "nodebot."

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the

Are you ready to make things move? If you can build a web app, you can create robots, weather stations, and other funky gadgets! In this incredibly fun, -based guide, JavaScript hardware Lyza Danger Gardner takes you on an incredible journey from your first flashing LED through atmospheric sensors, motorized rovers, Bluetooth doorbells, and more. With JavaScript, some easy-to-get hardware, and a bit of creativity, you'll be beeping, spinning, and glowing in no time.

About the Book

JavaScript on Things introduces the exciting world of programming small electronics! You'll start building things immediately, beginning with basic blinking on . This fully illustrated, hands-on book surveys JavaScript toolkits like Johnny-Five along with platforms including Raspberry Pi, Tessel, and BeagleBone. As you build project after interesting project, you'll learn to wire in sensors, hook up motors, transmit data, and handle user input. So be warned: once you start, you won't want to stop.

What's Inside

  • Controlling hardware with JavaScripti
  • Designing and assembling robots and gadgets
  • A crash course in electronics
  • Over a dozen hands-on projects!

About the Reader

Written for readers with intermediate JavaScript and .js skills. No experience with electronics required.

About the Author

Lyza Danger Gardner has been a web developer for over 20 years. She's part of the NodeBots community and a contributor to the Johnny-Five library.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - A JAVASCRIPTER'S INTRODUCTION TO HARDWARE
Chapter 1. Bringing Javascript And Hardware Together
Chapter Embarking On Hardware With Arduino
Chapter How To Build Circuits

PART 2 - PROJECT BASICS: INPUT AND OUTPUT WITH JOHNNY-FIVE
Chapter 1. Sensors And Input
Chapter Output: Making Things Happen
Chapter Output: Making Things Move

PART 3 - MORE SOPHISTICATED PROJECTS
Chapter 1. Serial Communication
Chapter Projects Without Wires
Chapter Building Your Own Thing

PART 4 - USING JAVASCRIPT WITH HARDWARE IN OTHER ENVIRONMENTS
Chapter 1. Javascript And Constrained Hardware
Chapter 2. Building With Node.Js And Tiny Computers
Chapter 3. In The Cloud, In The Browser, And Beyond

Book Details

  • Title: JavaScript on Things: Hacking hardware for web developers
  • Author:
  • Length: 448 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-03-19
  • ISBN-10: 1617293865
  • ISBN-13: 9781617293863
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