Cylon.js: The JavaScript Evolution Of Open Source Robotics

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The robotics revolution has already begun. You can even buy drones and robotic devices at local retail stores. Unfortunately, it has been too hard to develop code for robots, and nearly impossible to create solutions that integrate multiple different kind of devices.
That is why we created Cylon.js, a JavaScript framework for open source robotics & the Internet of Things. Cylon.js makes it easy to write apps that communicate with many different kinds of hardware devices all at the same time. The time has come for the next generation of open source robotics, and Cylon.js can help lead the way!


PersonaLED

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Wearable, interactive LED display panels. Some built completely from scratch, others using the now-common WS2812 programmable LEDs. Display your mood, play a game, wear your twitter feed, light up everyone's night!


Wearable Dog Gear

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Modern technology used in wearable and mobile electronics is accessible to Makers to build and create via the Beagle Bone boards. This provides demonstrations of how makers have leveraged these advances in wearable projects.




Got Robots?

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Got Robots? We do, amongst them Glider, a six-legged robot with the ability to both skate and walk, a Halloween Monster Shooting Gallery, and a global army of shoulder sitting monkeys...



Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone

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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.





Rapid Prototyping with modular, open source hardware: Taking your ideas from concept to reality

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Modular hardware enables makers to prove out ideas and concepts rapidly. This allows new ideas to come to fruition more quickly, enabling makers to push the envelope by focusing on differentiation and innovation, rather than being bogged down by low-level bits and bytes. In addition, open source hardware creates a friendly community where makers and developers can collaborate and re-use tried and true solutions. No need to re-invent the wheel! This panel will provide valuable insights, trends, and key advantages so Makers can leverage such ecosystems for rapid prototyping. In addition, several engaging demos will be shown.