Making robots with Raspberry Pi and Node.js. - A Mozilla Campus Club Birmingham Workshop

Date/Time:
Thursday 15 June 2017
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Sloman Lounge, Computer Science (Building Y9), University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT | Map
Building Y9 is in the yellow zone

Cost:
Free and open to all.
Bookings after 5 June 2017 are not guaranteed for the buffet.

Details:

Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting movement in the world of computing but is it possible to teach programming beginners the skills to be able to create their own hobbyist IoT projects? At the Mozilla Campus Club Birmingham, this is our aim. Come along to our workshop and learn to create a robot that can be controlled from a webpage.

Workshop contents:

  •   An intro to Node.js - a runtime environment for running javascript on a web server
  •   Raspberry Pi - a credit card sized computer that forms the core of our robot
  •   Using Input and Output from the Raspberry Pi to control a robot
  •   Creating a basic webpage to allow control of the robot