CHAPTER 6

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JavaScript IRL

“A mind is a simulation that simulates itself.”

—Erol Ozan

Get excited; this chapter is about robots, JavaScript and, well, nothing else. But seriously, robots and JavaScript should be enough. In this chapter, I will quickly survey the field of physical computing and how robots written in JavaScript fit in. The bulk of this chapter covers the ways in which you can interact with the world around you using machines that listen to JavaScript.

Diary of a Hardware Wannabe

When I was growing up, my little brother Matt got all the hand-me-down tech. Anytime our family upgraded a piece of consumer electronics, the old version ...

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