This talk was given at ViennaJS October 2015 by Szmozsánszky István.

JavaScript since its inception has been continously kept lowering the barrier of entry for software development. After the web, servers, mobile and desktop apps the new frontier is JavaScript-driven hardware & electronics.After Arduino & the Raspberry Pi paved the way, node brought JavaScript to the hardware (with johnny-five and similar libraries), and now several low-cost dedicated JS-based microcontroller exists that one can use to dive in and turn bits and blobs into beeps and blinks.

After a short intro I'll show how this works, and how can one start hacking hardware in 5 minutes with the Espruino, Tessel and even a sneak-peek into the brand-new Tessel2 to be released next month.

This great talk was held by István Szmozsánszky at the monthly ViennaJS meetup in Vienna.