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JavaScript on Things: Hacking hardware for web developers by Lyza Danger Gardner

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Chapter 2. Embarking on hardware with Arduino

This chapter covers

  • What Arduino is and the features of the Arduino Uno R3 development board
  • Connecting components and power to the Arduino Uno
  • Coding and uploading a sketch using the Arduino IDE to make an LED blink
  • Configuring an Arduino Uno in a host-client setup using Firmata firmware and the Johnny-Five Node.js framework
  • Using JavaScript to control an Arduino Uno and make an LED blink

Arduino. It’s a company. It’s a project. It’s hardware. It’s a user community. Arduino is, well, it’s Arduino, a broad concept combining open source hardware and software with the goal of making it easy (and inexpensive) for beginners to build interactive devices.

Like most development boards, Arduino boards ...

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