Just go for it: The story of dance-mat.js
This is the story of how I built a Dance Dance Revolution mat with only a yoga mat, a Raspberry Pi and conductive paint.
Side projects can be daunting if you're new to them. It takes discipline to get started, and even more so to finish. And what's even more daunting is that finishing is only the beginning of maintenance. In this talk, I'll relate my adventures coming up with dance-mat.js, the project for making a Dance Dance Revolution controller with a Raspberry Pi, conductive paint, a yoga mat, and Node.js.
> Skill level: intermediate
> Duration: 25 min
I'm a freelance full-stack developer living in Vienna, Austria with ten years of experience in mobile & web development.
On the side, I've been running Ruby and React meetups, conferences and workshops for five years, as well as teaching children to code.
Community is something very near and dear to my heart, which is why I've made encouraging people to join the tech community through initiatives like Rails Girls or Rails Girls Summer of code.