Running Arduino on Bespin
Can you imagine Arduino’s IDE running as an online service? Since Mozilla labs just launched the Bespin IDE for Firefox we see that just a little closer. During the monthly Arduino Southern Scandiland meeting #4 that took place today at K3 in Malmo, Olle and Peter went into adding Arduino’s syntax highlighting to Bespin. Just as a proof of concept they posted the following video on vimeo.
If you are interested in trying this out, you will have to install Bespin, get the server to run, and patch the system with this code. As I type Olle is trying to get some inline commands to compile his sketch. Once he has done that, we will be able of compiling Arduino code from Firefox!
Peter brought his Bug from Buglabs.net and we installed both on my Linux machine and on someone’s Mac. I want to see how far that project goes, it is really interesting the way it allows for physical connectivity of different artifacts and how easy it is to reconfigure it. There is a lot to learn from the work made by the developers. A pity I don’t own one myself and Peter had to get it with him.