For most developers embedded development can seem intimidating if not imposible.

Traditionally you needed to know C or another low-level language, and getting your machine set up to push the code to the device was daunting.

Arduino made a step forward by abstracting much of that away, but for many, the language and development environment were still a barrier. Since many new developers are getting their feet wet doing web development, Javascript and Node are familiar to them and present a lower barrier of entry for embedded development.

Tessel provides a micro-controller that will run Javascript and Rust natively, utilizing the many resources available through NPM to create powerful, yet easy to build embedded applications. Join us to learn more about the Tessel development platform and how you can use your JavaScript skills to break into embedded development!


CARPE is a group of people who love to play around with hardware. From automated chicken coops to robot safe cracking to thermal imaging, we love it all. Join us to tinker, learn, hang out and have a good time.

• What we’ll do – Play with hardware, learn about hardware, hang out with cool people who love hardware.

• What to bring – Anything you want related to hardware. Personal projects, questions, tools, etc.

• Important to know – This is NOT just a meetup for people who have years of experience working with hardware. This is a meeting for anyone and everyone who is interested. Do you have zero experience but are curious? Come and learn. Do you have a lifetime of experience? Come and share that with others. Young and old alike are welcome. Pizza and Beer for everyone!