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Connect Javascript and Arduino

Connect Javascript and Arduino

JavaScript can be used to communicate with an Arduino board in various ways, primarily through web-based applications or by running JavaScript code on a compatible microcontroller. Here are two common methods to use JavaScript with an Arduino: Web-Based Interface (Using Node.js and Johnny-Five): You can create a web-based interface for controlling and monitoring your Arduino using JavaScript with Node.js and a library called Johnny-Five. Johnny-Five provides a high-level interface for working with microcontrollers, including Arduino, using JavaScript. Here's a basic example: Install Node.js on your computer if you haven't already. Install the Johnny-Five library using npm (Node Package Manager): npm install johnny-five Write a JavaScript script that uses Johnny-Five to connect to the Arduino and control its pins. For example: const { Board, Led } = require('johnny-five'); const board = new Board(); board.on('ready', () => { const led = new Led(13); // Pin 13 on the Arduino // Blink the LED every 500ms led.blink(500); }); Run the script using Node.js. This example blinks the built-in LED on pin 13 of the Arduino. JavaScript on the Arduino (Using Espruino or Firmata): Some microcontrollers, like the ESP8266 and ESP32, support running JavaScript directly on the board. For instance, the Espruino JavaScript interpreter is designed for microcontrollers and can run JavaScript code on compatible hardware. You can write JavaScript code that runs directly on the board, communicates with sensors, and controls actuators. Another option is to use Firmata, a protocol for communicating with microcontrollers from software running on a computer. You can load the Firmata firmware onto your Arduino and then use JavaScript on the computer to send commands to the Arduino over a serial connection. Here's an example of using Firmata with JavaScript (Node.js): Install the johnny-five library and firmata library: npm install johnny-five firmata Write a JavaScript script that communicates with the Arduino using Firmata: const { Board, Led } = require('johnny-five'); const { EtherPortClient } = require('etherport-client'); const board = new Board({ port: new EtherPortClient({ host: '', // IP address of your Arduino (adjust as needed) port: 3030, // Port number used by Firmata }), timeout: 1e5, // Optional timeout }); board.on('ready', () => { const led = new Led(13); // Pin 13 on the Arduino // Blink the LED every 500ms led.blink(500); }); Run the script using Node.js. This script uses Firmata to communicate with the Arduino over a network connection. Remember to adjust the code and pin numbers based on your specific Arduino setup and requirements. The exact implementation may vary depending on your use case and the capabilities of your Arduino board.

caa October 25 2023 141 reads 0 comments Print


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