Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2011 about Ruby and Java and JavaScript on Tuesday 21st June

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  • Hardware/Software Integration with Txtzyme

    by Ward Cunningham

    Inexpensive 8-bit microcontrollers include many dozens of i/o pins backed up by interesting hardware including USB interfaces.

    We show how a simple interpreter, called Txtzyme, running on an 8-bit micro-controller, can support generalized hardware interaction and expose that to a regular computer over the flow-controlled USB bus. The result is to make your hardware feel "command line friendly" while concentrating your system development efforts into a more powerful and interactive development environment: the shell.

    Sources for Txtzyme and all the "demo projects":https://github.com/WardCunningham/Txtzyme are on GitHub and have been blogged at DorkbotPDX. See our "original announcement":http://dorkbotpdx.org/blog/wardcunningham/shell_programming_with_txtzyme there and a "more recent post":http://dorkbotpdx.org/blog/wardcunningham/txtzyme_accepted_for_open_source_bridge describing additional preparations for this talk.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday 21st June

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