Node.JS for Embedded Systems: Using Web Technologies to Build Connected Devices (Paperback)

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How can we build bridges from the digital world of the Internet to the analog world that surrounds us? By bringing accessibility to embedded components such as sensors and microcontrollers, JavaScript and Node.js might shape the world of physical computing as they did for web browsers. This practical guide shows hardware and software engineers, makers, and web developers how to talk in JavaScript with a variety of hardware platforms. Authors Patrick Mulder and Kelsey Breseman also delve into the basics of microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other hardware components.

  • Use JavaScript to program microcontrollers with Arduino and Espruino
  • Prototype IoT devices with the Tessel 2 development platform
  • Learn about electronic input and output components, including sensors
  • Connect microcontrollers to the Internet with the Particle Photon toolchain
  • Run Node.js on single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison
  • Talk to embedded devices with Node.js libraries such as Johnny-Five, and remotely control the devices with Bluetooth
  • Use MQTT as a message broker to connect devices across networks
  • Explore ways to use robots as building blocks for shared experiences

About the Author

Patrick Mulder works as HW/SW engineer focusing on embedded systems, web interfaces and measurement systems. In addition to Node.js for Embedded Systems Patrick has published the book Full Stack Web Development with Backbone.js. Patrick runs the Arduino meetup in Munich (http: // and shares thoughts online at his blog: http: // He likes to travel, to prototype ideas, and to solder.Kelsey Breseman is an engineer and Steering Committee member of the Tessel Project --an open source organization whose aim is to empower web developers to enter the connected-devices space. Previously, Kelsey has been involved in developing consumer drones, research on sleep and temperature, implantable vision devices, and devices for lung cancer diagnosis. She has a degree in neural engineering, and is interested in prosthetics, speculative fiction, circus arts, and really long walks.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491928998
ISBN-10: 1491928999
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2016
Pages: 262
Language: English