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Just as web technology has come a long way from being the exclusive domain of erudite hackers to now being a critical component of any social media influencer’s work, automation and robotics have been developing to be more and more accessible to the average person, due in no small part to the trailblazing efforts of Arduino and Raspberry Pi to “normalize” microprocessor computing platforms. Six years after its initial release, the ESP32 microprocessor is the latest in a line of microprocessors well suited for amateur robotics and internet of things applications, with a thriving ecosystem of open source library developers and its ability to integrate into the popular Arduino programming tool, the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Join us on June 16th, 2022 at the Arlington Career Center as former Code for NoVA member, lawyer, automation enthusiast and OG computer nerd Michelle Koeth leads us in an exploration of the ESP32, including automation applications with the ESP32, and a real example of a coffee machine made “smart” through interfacing it with an ESP32. We also plan to have a discussion on the societal impacts of automation, what it means for an empowered workforce and empowerment of society as a whole. Oh, and did we mention you can enjoy the fruits of automation by having a cup of your own robotic arm made coffee at the event - free to all who attend! See you there on June 16th!