Chapter 1. Bringing JavaScript and hardware together

This chapter covers

  • Components and hardware involved in hobbyist projects and the “internet of things”
  • Common components of embedded systems
  • Different methods for using JavaScript with embedded systems
  • Tools and supplies you’ll need to start building

As a JavaScript-savvy web developer, you make logical alchemy happen every day. But now it’s possible to wield your software-development skills in a new way, to program and control things in the real world. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the hardware involved in different kinds of projects and devices, and you’ll also see how JavaScript and hardware can work together.

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