Newsletter / March 4th, 2019

With this newsletter we are highlighting some of the developments which were important for us in the last month. If you would like to receive future newsletters per e-mail, please register in the form in the top right of our low.js homepage. UDP/dgram support low.js finally has support for the dgram module! Now it is…

Achieve Great Results Easily with neonious one

We created a short video highlighting what can be done with low.js, and the neonious one board in particular. It shows off the IDE, the debugger, but also shows how npm modules can be installed from the graphical npm package manager to quickly achieve great results. To be more precise: In the example the module…

ESP32-WROVER is fundamentally broken (but is being fixed by Espressif now)

Update 01/29/2019: Espressif confirmed they are working on a fix in a comment to the GitHub issue today. Update 02/20/2019: Because this issue is not resolved yet, current versions of low.js for ESP32 only use one core, as this problem does not arise then. This usually does not slow down the JavaScript program, because JavaScript…

Call for Cool Projects

low.js Hacking Contest 2019 We started developing low.js, the Node.JS port for microcontrollers, early 2018. By now low.js evolved into a powerful runtime which provides a good basis for any microcontroller based project, making it easy to program scalable Internet native electronics projects. With this blog post we are announcing the 2019 low.js Hacking Contest….

Faster, optimized ESP-IDF fork + PSRAM Issues

Side note: I am writing from the 35th Chaos Communication Congress, in Leipzig, Germany. If anyone is here and wants to chat about low.js, neonious one or JavaScript, Node.JS, ESP32 or microcontrollers in general, please get in contact. During the development of low.js, a Node.JS port for ESP32 boards, we had a few challenges to…

Lets make a LED shine

A light emitting diode (short LED) is an electronic part with two legs which emits light when current flows through it. It is a light source with a long life time (meaning it takes a long time till a LED stops working) and is very energy efficient (meaning not much energy is transformed to heat…

The very basics of electronics

An electronic circuit consists of electronic parts, connected by wires. The properties of the electronic circuits and the relations between them Every point of an electronic circuit has a specific level of voltage. We usually do not know what the level of voltage actually is. Instead we usually can only say what the voltage difference…

neonious one: Finally introducing native TypeScript support!

neonious one is a microcontroller board, designed to run programs written in JavaScript ES6. We are proud to announce that with the latest software update, neonious one is now the first microcontroller board to also support user programs written TypeScript (=JavaScript with optional static typing and more) right on the board, without any help from…