JavaScript and Internet Controlled Hardware Prototyping

Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 3:45 – 4:30pm


In this session we'll be exploring how to build rapid hardware prototypes using wifi and bluetooth low energy enabled Arduino boards, all controlled through JavaScript and API data, to allow for innovative, web enabled, software to hardware development techniques.


The electronics maker movement has led a massive shift in how people are re-engineering the world around them through rapid hardware prototyping. With the rise of inexpensive, wifi and bluetooth low energy enabled electronics, this hardware revolution is internet and mobile controlled, all through simple bridges to build the electronics intelligence in familiar web languages.

In this session, we will play with Arduino microcontrollers and JavaScript to take a first dive into the world of internet controlled electronics, exploring topics such as:
- Setting up an Arduino to be controlled through web APIs
- Using JavaScript language bridges on the Arduino
- The future of web controlled hardware prototyping


javascript, node, hardware, microelectronics, robotics

Speaking experience

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    Jonathan LeBlanc

    Braintree + PayPal


    Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O‚ÄôReilly book “Programming Social Applications”, and the Head of Global Developer Advocacy for Braintree and PayPal.

    Specializing in identity, auth and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.