Ruby Hardware

On Wednesday at the SouthEast Michigan Ruby Brigade I gave a 'lightning talk' on Ruby & Hardware. It is a quick succession of slides (written using S5) on some of the cool hardware devices you can control with Ruby, or hardware you can control your computer with.

It has includes examples and links to using Ruby with:

  • NabazTag
  • Symbian Mobile Phones
  • Nokia 770
  • Roomba vacuum cleaners
  • Apple Remotes (the kind you get with your MacBook/MacMini)
  • SlimDevices SqueezeBox and SlimServer
  • Lego Mindstorms NXT

There are definitely more devices out there that can or should work with Ruby. Given ruby-serialport it's possible to control just about anything.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.