5:00 PM Saturday
Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 3rd and 4th 2015session

Making Tweet Monkey Using Node.js

Create Tweet Monkey using a smattering of basic electronics, a dash of Node.js, and the inevitable subsequent merriment of Tweet Monkey! Batteries included. A complete Tweet Monkey kit including a Raspberry Pi 2 will be given away.

About This Session

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 tweetmonkey.io. 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.

Time: 5:00 PM Saturday    Room: R7-141 

The Speaker(s)

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Jeremy Foster

Developer Evangelist , Microsoft

Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. JavaScripter. Creator or tweetmonkey.io.