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Espruino: JavaScript for Things

A project in Cambridge, United Kingdom by Gordon Williams

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The world's first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts, now Open Source. Be creative with intelligent control!
Backers: 1692
Average Pledge Per Backer: £60

Funded: £100,710 of £20,000
Dates: Aug 27th -> Sep 26th (30 days)
Project By: Gordon Williams
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Latest News

Hardware rev 1.2 arrives...

September 25th - via:
We hit our £85,000 stretch goal early on today, and it looks a lot like we'll be past £90,000 in funding by the time the campaign finishes in just 17 hours! On the hardware front we got our rev 1.2 hardware prototypes back today - just in time... (Read More)

Last 24 hours

September 25th - via:
We're now tantalizingly close to our £85,000 stretch goal - just around £500 to go. We only have 24 hours though. If you have a moment, please post up on Twitter, Facebook, or whatever relevant forums or websites you're a member of to let them know... (Read More)

One Final Stretch Goal!

September 22nd - via:
Thanks to all your pledges, we've just blown past our first three stretch goals, and we thought it was time for one last Stretch goal before the end of the KickStarter. I know some of you have been worried that the stretch goals we have been... (Read More)

Third Stretch Goal Reached

September 21st - via:
Thanks to the immense amount of new and increased pledges from you all over the last few days, we've now hit our third stretch goal at £70,000! Thank you! We never thought we'd get this far, and it's going to allow us to put far more effort into the... (Read More)

New Rewards

September 19th - via:
We've just added two new rewards which include a CC3000 WiFi module - so you can create internet-connected devices with Espruino. There's: WiFi Wireless Kit: 4x Espruino boards as well as 1x CC3000 WiFi module, 2x Bluetooth and 2x NRF24L01+ long... (Read More)

Module Support

September 18th - via:
We've just posted a new video up. It shows how easy it is to use modules in Espruino. Two modules are loaded from the SD card, one for the DS18B20 OneWire temperature sensor, and one for the Nokia 5110 LCD display. In the future we'll be looking at... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached

September 15th - via:
Thanks everyone! We're now 250% funded, which means that we reached our CC3000 WiFi stretch goal. Now, when you get your Espruino board you'll be able to plug a CC3000 WiFi module in and start web-enabling your Espruino project right away! Over the... (Read More)

Espruino and RGB LED Matrices

September 11th - via:
Ryan from RGB-123 kindly sent me one of his LED matrices to try out (I'd already pledged for one on his KickStarter). These are large PCBs with a grid of WS2812B LEDs on them. The LEDs are similar to the WS2811 LEDs used in the strings of lights in... (Read More)

Example Video

September 10th - via:
We've had a few questions about what Espruino will be like to use, and we thought we'd try and cover it in a bit more detail - in video form. You may need to make it HD and fullscreen to see what's being typed though: This is by no means the only way... (Read More)

We've been busy...

September 4th - via:
I'm afraid we've been a bit busy to post much in the last few days: We've been working hard on the Espruino source code - lowering power consumption,  but also improving the graphics library. Espruino has a built in graphics library that does lots... (Read More)

New Prototype

September 2nd - via:
We just got our latest prototype back from Seeed. It looks a lot better, and this time we actually remembered to add something for scale - a British 2 pence coin (26mm dia.): There are one or two changes over the one you'll have seen in the... (Read More)

Completely Funded!

August 31st - via:
Hi everyone, You've probably noticed, but we reached our funding target this morning - in just over 4 days. The amount of support from everyone has blown us away! As promised, we'll be coming up with some stretch goals ready for Monday, so please... (Read More)

3D printed cases, and power consumption

August 30th - via:
State of FundingThis campaign is doing fantastically well - we're now on the fourth day and we'll hit 2/3 funded in the next few minutes! It now seems almost certain that we'll hit our funding goal, so we'll be coming up with some stretch goals over... (Read More)

Espruino Seeks Kickstarter Funding To Help Jump Start Its “JavaScript For Things” Effort

August 30th - via:
Arduino is great, but Arduino is also pretty hard to wrap your head around, especially for newbies. The Espruino is “world’s first JavaScript microcontroller for beginners or experts,” and has been offered up to hobbyists and enthusiasts for a couple of years now by Cambridge, UK-based Gordon Williams, but now he’s taking to Kickstarter to make it even easier to use. (Read More)

New Example Project (and new Reward!)

August 29th - via:
Andy asked if he could make a bluetooth phone-controlled Robot, so we thought we'd give it a go. We even managed to make it voice-controlled, without having to write any software for the phone! There are more details here: (Read More)

New Example Project - Digital Dice

August 28th - via:
We've just made a new example project, showing how to make a Digital Dice, from start to finish. It's on our website, and Instructables: It's perfect for the lights you... (Read More)

First few hours

August 27th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks so much for all your support so far - we've been blown away by how many people have backed us, and all your amazing comments, e-mails and tweets. We've only been going for 7 hours and already we're 15% funded! Please continue to... (Read More)

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