Fun fact: Today was national nodebot day! (event info)

Fittingly, this is happening just days after attending a Node.js workshop for the start of the TXJS conference here in Austin.

Since it was my first time, I basically just walked through the Johnny-Five tutorials that allowed us to write basic javascript to control our Ardunio Uno kits. Here are the first two lessons I completed…

My first #Nodebot day!

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Getting ready for a Christmas light show #nodebot

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The whole thing was a pretty awesome experience. Of course now I’m super motivated to see what else I can make, so I already went ahead and bought a book on the subject (one of the authors was actually the instructor today).

Stay tuned for what I come up with next!