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Make: JavaScript Robotics by Rick Waldron, Backstop Media

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Chapter 3. Getting Started with NodeBoats

At JSConf 2014, NodeBoats was kicked-off with a full-day workshop: robots + water = fun! By the end of the day, participants had their boats sailing across the hotel pool, controlled from their laptops. I was part of a team of four that helped guide attendees through the process of creating their own seaworthy robots. This chapter will show you how to make one, too, as shown in Figure 3-1.

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Figure 3-1. NodeBoat

One of the challenges of creating a boat is physically untethering your hardware from your computer. After all, you don’t want to have to bring your laptop into the pool with you, ...

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