Session Details

Making Tweet Monkey Using Node.js  

Level :
Date :
5:00 PM Saturday
Room :
Track :
Casting a Wide Net: Web D...
Interested : (88) - Registered : (-)


Usually, creating IoT projects means dusting off your college reference book for the C language and trying to wrangle a low-level language to do modern, high-level tasks. In this course, however, we're going to talk about the hardware devices available that enable writing JavaScript with Node.js to control motors, sensors, and switches while simultaneously using easy and modern node modules. In this course, we're going to walk through the creation of Tweet Monkey - a hilariously simple maker project. You can find more at We'll cover...

  • the device landscape - which to choose
  • a quick look at creating blink
  • putting together a very basic electronic circuit
  • writing node code to access Twitter's streaming API
Additionally, we are going to be giving away a complete Tweet Monkey kit to a lucky winner. The kit includes everything you need to assemble the Tweet Monkey project at home including the monkey, all circuit components, a micro-USB cable, and a Raspberry Pi 2.

The Speaker(s)


Jeremy Foster

Educated in computer engineering and mathematics. Industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. Joined Microsoft February 2012 and consider it my role to inform and inspire developers. When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on my house and yard. Find me at @codefoster and
  • Not Interested
  • Interested