Chapter     10

JavaFX and Arduino

Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform, is celebrating its tenth anniversary of availability in 2014—its first ten years of life. That means it’s been here since the very beginning of the Internet of things concept, as we understand it now. In fact, the advent of low-cost prototyping platforms like Arduino is one of the cornerstones that have allowed this emerging revolution to happen, supporting both the do-it-yourself concept and the maker movement.

This chapter will give you a quick glance at how you can use JavaFX along with an Arduino board to develop desktop applications for monitoring data coming from the real world or controlling real devices.

We’ll start by presenting briefly the available ...

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