Steam OS, Many -duinos, Drakon, NoFlo and compiling to JS

Steam announces SteamOS.

The Microduino does exactly what is says on the tin, as does the Femtoduino. If you want to do some Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy – use the RFduino.

DRAKON is a visual language for specifications from the Russian space program. DRAKON is used for capturing requirements and building software that controls spacecraft.

The rules of DRAKON are optimized (sic) to ensure easy understanding by human beings.

DRAKON is gaining popularity in other areas beyond software, such as medical textbooks. DRAKON is universal. Its purpose is to represent any knowledge that explains how to accomplish a goal.”

Code from flowcharts! Wouldn’t this be a lovely way of learning openFrameworks? Perhaps the new visual editor that it’s being crying out for?

More flow based fun, from NoFlo. How do you do for loops?

Look at all the languages that you can compile to JavaScript now.


Dioramas and Projection Mapping, Temboo, Webstreaming via Sockets

Beautiful Dioramas by Lori Nix. Imagine adding projection mapping to these.

“Ever wish your Arduino could respond to the weather on the other side of the world? Or send you an email to let you know what it’s up to? Upload stuff to your Dropbox account? Or detect if you’re at risk of exposure to toxic chemicals?”

Now you can, with the Arduino Yún and Temboo.

Finally, an example of live video streaming via Websockets using HTML5.