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Robotic JavaScript

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September 26, 2010 11:00 AM

Have you ever wondered if we could use JavaScript to do the following?

$("livingroom").bind("motion", function() { $(this).find("lights").brightness("75%").dimAfter("120s"); }); Or did you dream about writing applications in HTML, JavaScript and CSS which could tell you how much you weigh or what the outside temperature is? What if we had a web-based interface to setup and program all our devices at home?

Well, your dreams are heard and finally, today we are able to do all this. In this talk we will walk through the implications of opening up the browsers APIs, explore real life use-cases and will demonstrate working examples which will show that JavaScript, HTML and CSS are the perfect tools to build interfaces controlling and reading hardware.

This presentation will highlight various options (like LinuxMCE, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms NXT) for programming hardware, along with a few pratical experiments like scripting a bluetooth-connected Wiimote, a web-enabled socket outlet and interacting with an Arduino board and sensors directly from an iPhone. Code and instructions for each experiment will be available later

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