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Reconbots Invade Maker Faire

Posted by Jory Burson

May 19 2016

Looking for some creative inspiration for your next hardware programming project? Come meet Rick Waldron, Francis Gulotta, and five of their newest robot friends this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire, May 20-22!

Reconbots are WiFi car devices you drive from your phone using their live video stream and touchscreen controls. They are powered by the Intel Edison and Johnny-Five. Rick Waldron and Francis Gulotta are the humans behind Johnny-Five and Node Serialport, the open source tools that make it easy to program web-connected devices with JavaScript. Stop by and say hi at the Intel Booth, where you can drive a Reconbot around yourself while Rick and Francis tell you how to make one at home. And of course, there will be plenty of stickers.

If you’re not in the Bay Area this weekend, fear not! You can take a look at how it all works and follow along with development on GitHub at bocoup/reconbot. Then, head on over to to find a nodebots event near you and start building one yourself with help from your friendly, local nodebots community.


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