A Demo Of BoEBot, Johnny-Five And Bluetooth

I recently purchased and assembled a BoE Bot kit for Arduino. It’s a product from Parallax, but I purchased mine through SparkFun (my personal go-to site for Arduino and related stuff).

After getting it assembled and calibrated, I started hacking away at some Johnny-Five code to make it do what I wanted. In the process, I built a small library for myself to use, to drive the robot, BoEBot.js. It’s a very early stage of code, with plenty of things it doesn’t do right, but it let me put together a quick demo video to show off the configuration and setup that I have in place.

Demo: BoEBot W/ Johnny-Five And Bluetooth

More Information: A Potential Book

If you’d like to know more about building Arduino projects, including some of the awesome things you can do with the “Board of Education” from Parallax, all from the comfort of JavaScript, let me know. I’m putting together an outline of projects and information for an upcoming book, titled “Arduino: Hardware For JavaScripters“.

Of course you can get all the information you need from other sources, at this point. Just follow the links from the this post. 

In this book, I’ll cover not only how to control the bot, but also some pro-tips on configuration and assembly of the hardware – some things you’ll want to keep in mind so that it’s easier to calibrate the servo motors, for example. And like most projects in the book, I’ll cover this material with both JavaScript and Arduino C.

So if you’re interested, head over to the Leanpub.com page and register your interest with the book. The more I hear from interested readers, the more likely it is that I’ll write and publish the book.


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About Derick Bailey

Derick Bailey is an entrepreneur, problem solver (and creator? :P ), software developer, screecaster, writer, blogger, speaker and technology leader in central Texas (north of Austin). He runs SignalLeaf.com - the amazingly awesome podcast audio hosting service that everyone should be using, and WatchMeCode.net where he throws down the JavaScript gauntlets to get you up to speed. He has been a professional software developer since the late 90's, and has been writing code since the late 80's. Find me on twitter: @derickbailey, @mutedsolutions, @backbonejsclass Find me on the web: SignalLeaf, WatchMeCode, Kendo UI blog, MarionetteJS, My Github profile, On Google+.
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