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The world's first JavaScript microcontroller. Develop intelligent devices quickly and easily.
The world's first JavaScript microcontroller. Develop intelligent devices quickly and easily.
1,692 backers pledged £100,710 to help bring this project to life.

First Stretch Goal Reached

Posted by Gordon Williams (Creator)

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 next 10 days we'll spend some time on this, and we hope to have a demo for you before the end of the KickStarter!

New Stretch Goals

To celebrate, we're adding two new Stretch goals: 

£70,000 - OpenWRT package

If we hit this goal, we'll be submitting an Espruino package to the OpenWRT repositories  This means you'll be able to get Espruino's fantastic, web-enabled node.js-style JavaScript programming on small Linux devices like the Carambola, TP-Link TL-WR703N, Arduino Yun, and even your wireless router!

£60,000 - NPM Node.js module loading 

After our recent work, Espruino now supports loading modules from the SD card - so you can quickly add libraries to make using new bits of hardware even easier. However if we hit this goal we'll be adding the ability to load node.js modules from the internet to both Espruino itself (with the CC3000 WiFi module) and the Espruino Web UI, so you'll be able to load node.js modules from the internet regardless of whether your Espruino board has a CC3000 module or not!

Update

We're still hard at work on Espruino - we've been updating the Web UI to add some features and make it a bit easier to use, adding more documentation, adding CommonJS (node.js) style module/library support and testing Espruino's Graphics library out with the small, low power Nokia 5110 LCDs. 

Several of you have asked about whether it's possible to add extra boards to your pledge or to get a bigger starter kit with a few Espruino boards and some Wireless modules. We are working on this and we hope to have got a new reward online (as well as some pictures) by the end of this week. 

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    1. Gordon Williams 3-time creator on

      We're working on it - if we can get one for a sensible price then we'll try and add one.

      The 5110's are great - and sunlight readable. They're a lot more sensible than the 16x2 and 20x4-style displays for hand-held projects...

    2. Keith Rome on

      Awesome :) When figuring out the details of offering extra boards / bigger kits, you should consider an option that bundles a suitable CC3000 module, since support for it was the just-reached funding milestone.

      Also, those 5110 LCDs are handy - I've got one right here on my desk that I was tinkering with today. Nice and inexpensive but easy to use :)