Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone

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Sunday12:30 PM1:00 PMMake: Electronics StageNo Video Available

Building mobile robots keeps getting easier and easier, but we are also expecting them to do more and more. Start with high-level languages like Python and JavaScript to help make integration with everything else on the Internet easier This presentation is a rapid-fire tour of how people are building robots today using BeagleBone Black. It covers controlling your bot from a web page including a game controller and streaming video and audio from your bot, range finding and collision sensing, determining motion and orientation, determining amount of wheel rotation, network connectivity, web API integration and vision processing.

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Jason Kridner — Co-founder

Senior Member of Technical Staff in Embedded Processors at Texas Instruments and co-founder of, a non-profit focused on educating the people on making with Linux and open hardware.