Serialport States

Even after running node serialport for a few years, I find all the states that are possible on a standard RS-232 serialport confusing to reason about. I figured it was a good idea to write it all down. I have...

Serial Mice

I remembered there was such a thing as a serial mouse and I wondered how they worked. A bit of googling found me this link (which as of this posting has an SSL error). I’m going to reproduce it below...

Serialport Spring Update

Serialport turns 9 this year. Back when it started NodeJS was a different environment than it is now. JavaScript was a different programming language than it is today. Since then I’ve pushed some major changes over the years to keep...

Voting Machines

God help me if any of these have a serialport. Update: They do have serialports! I noticed this document about the "findings from the Defcon 25 Voting Machine Hacking Village". It's epic. ⚡This is a fantastic read about hacking a...

Node Serialport v2.1.0

A few weeks ago I started maintaining node serialport after a long hiatus. We hadn't had a release in about a year and we had some outstanding bugs that I wanted to tackle. I had also introduced some complexity around testing, years ago, that...

Debugging Robots

I was recently helping Sara debug an issue with a project for an upcoming book she's writing a chapter in. She was using Johnny-Five and a Spark Core to remotely control a boat with JavaScript. The Setup The setup was...

NPM Wishlist

I don't write a ton of nodejs modules. I work on a few*, and I don't even work on them as much as I like. However I do end up using a ton of them. Here are some cool things...