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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.
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One Final Stretch Goal!

Posted by Gordon Williams (Creator)

Thanks to all your pledges, we've just blown past our first three stretch goals, and we thought it was time for one last Stretch goal before the end of the KickStarter.

I know some of you have been worried that the stretch goals we have been proposing will mean that we can't deliver your Espruino boards on-time. Please don't worry - we've carefully chosen attainable goals - and goals that won't delay the delivery of your Espruino boards.

£85,000 - Interactive 'Getting Started' in the Espruino Web App

This means that if we reach £85,000, we'll be adding a 'Getting Started' mode to our Web App that walks you through the commands you can type (and what they do) one by one and shows you what you can do with Espruino (a lot like the front page of http://www.codecademy.com/). It'll get you to a state where you can make things happen in response to button presses, and where you'll feel a lot happier getting started with the other projects that we'll have online.

It won't be for everyone - but if you're new to programming in general, electronics, or just JavaScript then it'll really help you out. 

Thanks again for your support!

- Gordon and Marianne

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    1. Gordon Williams 3-time creator on

      Hi Nic, thanks! We'll be putting everything up on GitHub - if all goes well, the day the KickStarter ends. It'll be great to have some people contributing back - especially as there will be a month or so when changes can still make it into the version that goes out to the backers.

    2. Níc Marcondes on

      I'm very excited about the arrival time to be able to put my hands on the source code of Espruino and create my own fork. :)
      What's your plan about this, Gordon? You'll use Github, Bitbucket or just host a tar.gaz ball? Have any prediction to do this?

      Congratulations for this amazing success.

    3. Gordon Williams 3-time creator on

      Howard: Yes, we will be. You really don't need much information though. You just solder the module on to the pads on the Espruino board, power up Espruino, pair it with your PC/Mac/Laptop/Android device and then start the web app and start writing code right away.

      George: Yes, sorry about that - but you already have a lot of choice - you can get 2,4 or 5 boards in various kits. After the KickStarter you'll be able to get whatever combinations you want though.

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      Howard R Hansen on

      Will you be supplying documentation on getting the HC-05 Bluetooth module to work with an Espruino board. I have heard there is a very limited amount of documentation available in English for the HC-05

    5. Osman EL-BABA
      Superbacker
      on

      Very important stretch I hope we can unlock it

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      Robin Wielpütz on

      @George:
      5 boards for 19£ each would be 95£; choose "Wireless Experimenter Kit" for 99£ and get the bluetooth for only 4£. I bet you'll get more than 20£ on Ebay for a board plus bluetooth shield if you don't need them all. Plus you can program your board without a cable connection! :-)

    7. George
      Superbacker
      on

      Great. Hope we can reach that stretch goal, too. I am an early bird but I would happily increase my pledge, if I could get a second or third unit by adding multiples of the full price (for saving on shipping costs). I am sure that friends would love to get one board once they see me experimenting with it.

      As far as I understand, this is not possible due to the hassle it would cause to you for sorting out the packages.