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JavaScript, Node, and Drones: The Story of NodeCopter

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JavaScript, Node, and Drones: The Story of NodeCopter

  1. 1. JavaScript, Node, and Drones The Story of NodeCopter Romain Huet Co-Founder & CTO of Jolicloud @romainhuet Paris Tech Talks — May 6th , 2013
  2. 2. Ever wanted to play with drones?
  3. 3. With JavaScript? Ever wanted to play with drones?
  4. 4. JavaScript as the sole, unique language to build everything.
  5. 5. “Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.” — Jeff Atwood, 2007
  6. 6. JavaScript Manifest Destiny: Whatever program can be written in JavaScript eventually WILL be written in JavaScript. (And all programs can.) — Isaac Z. Schlueter, 2012 “Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.” — Jeff Atwood, 2007
  7. 7. npm install ar-drone @felixge
  8. 8. NodeCopter.com
  9. 9. NodeCopterBERLIN-October5,2012 Google+: Jan Marsch
  10. 10. NodeCopterBERLIN-October5,2012 Google+: Jan Marsch
  11. 11. NodeCopterBERLIN-October5,2012 Google+: Jan Marsch
  12. 12. NodeCopterDublin-October20,2012 Flickr: a_l_a_n
  13. 13. NodeCopterDublin-October20,2012 Flickr: a_l_a_n
  14. 14. NodeCopterDublin-October20,2012 Flickr: a_l_a_n
  15. 15. Mini-NodeCopterEventsAllOvertheworld San Francisco Seattle London Bath
  16. 16. drone.takeoff();
  17. 17. Shellicopter™! But also godrone in Go, also by @felixge! Infinite possibilities to explore Voice, Wiimote, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, johnny-five… JavaScript, Node… and beyond! # setup fd 3 as udp connection to drone exec 3<>/dev/udp/192.168.1.1/5556 # takeoff echo -e "AT*REF=1,512r" >&3 # landing echo -e "AT*REF=2,0r" >&3
  18. 18. Thank you! Read more on NodeCopter.com @romainhuet

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