In the first post in this series, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. From there, I showed how to control the bot with an Arduino Uno, Electric Imp and Spark Core. In this article, I’m going walk through two […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with an Arduino Uno. This entire article will assume that the you have already […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with a Spark Core. This entire article will assume that you have already read […]

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In the previous article, I walked through inventory, preparation, calibration and assembly of the SumoBot Kit that was provided to all attendees of this year’s RobotsConf. In this article, I’m going introduce a simple program to for controlling the assembled SumoBot with an Electric Imp. This entire article will assume that you have already read […]

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At this year’s RobotsConf, the theme of the event was “Everyone Builds a Robot”. Creator and curator Chris Williams facilitated this by including a SumoBot Kit (designed and produced by PaweĊ‚ Szymczykowski) and an ARDX Starter Kit for Arduino in the “swag bag” that every attendee received at registration. The bag also included an Arduino […]

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Many of us use npm on a daily basis to manage our server-side and client-side dependencies, but do we know what goes on behind the scenes? What does the npm ecosystem look like from 10,000 feet? We set out to answer some of those questions in September of this year and are really excited to […]

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Earlier this year, I published an article that announced support for running Johnny-Five programs directly from an Intel Galileo Generation 2 single board computer. Since then, a lot of work has gone into fine tuning Galileo-IO, including a complete internal redesign that takes advantage of native I/O bindings and processing capability improvements whenever possible. Over […]

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Selenium is an indispensable tool for developing web applications. It allows developers to write test scripts that control real browsers and ensure their applications behave in the way that users expect. Tests like these make software development much more pleasant–developers can have much greater certainty that their application is functioning correctly even after large refactoring […]

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The Johnny-Five Tutorial Series is geared towards Arduino programming on Node.js, using the Johnny-Five framework. Get caught up here. When I first started writing (copy and pasting) JavaScript in 1999, I focused solely on IE 5 (available on PC, Mac and UNIX; but I had no idea what it was truly capable of) and concerned […]

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Update: This proposal now has two open bugs for implementation, on V8 and SpiderMonkey. https://code.google.com/p/v8/issues/detail?id=3915 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1135708 In this article, I’ll explore the process of adding syntax to a programming language by going through the process of designing a new JavaScript exponentiation operator, which I’ve submitted to TC39 for consideration in ES7. In many programming languages, […]

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