Tonight we attempt to control arduino boards with node.js using the Johnny Five framework.
Our club is getting serious about hardware hacking. I’m psyched for tonight’s meeting @ 6pm at BAM in Bangor. Our hackers have procured at least 3 more ardunios, and even a launchpad from Texas Instruments. We should have a log of some hacking in the physical world quite soon!
Personally speaking, the best part about this group is that we can support each other with our diverse backgrounds and skills. Hardware hacking is something that I never would have taken on myself, but with the help of my fellow hackers, I’m able to tackle it.
Tonight’s meeting was epic. To start off we had electronics 101 courtesy of Denis. The goal was to discuss the basic principles of electrical components. Denis brought us from the discovery of the volt up through the way that today’s power cords work for our electronics.
We were delighted to meet Neil who showed his radio in an Altoids tin and discussed modern uses of morse code. Apparently people can communicate across hundreds of miles with low power without an intermediary.
I really want to build a morse code arduino bot.
We have some arduino hacking supplies on their way to us. This group is about to get serious about hardware hacking! We currently have the following parts en route:
- 2 x Arduino Uno R3
- 2 x Breadboard & solder-less jumper wire kits
- 2 x LED color display (8x8)
Hopefully we’ll have these in place for our next meet up in Bangor on September 18th.