- Hacktoberfest is back, and we have open issues labeled for participants!
- We just released an update to t2-cli, enabling local compilation for Rust programs!
- Jon and Kelsey will be at JSConf Asia in November to speak and host a hands-on Tessel module workshop!
DigitalOcean brought Hacktoberfest back to life this month to encourage more open source contributions by sharing resources for creating more approachable issues and giving out shirts & stickers to participants. Since one of our two core goals this year is to increase contributions and encourage both inclusion and accessibility to newcomers, we’ve labeled a bunch of issues for folks who want to contribute to open source and get involved with Tessel. These issues are also available after Hacktoberfest is over and available for anyone to work on.
Local Rust Compilation
As we iterate on the hardware and module APIs for Rust, we wanted to further improve the experience for Rust developers. Tim Ryan (@trimryan) has added support for local compilation of Rust programs in the latest release of t2-cli. You can now cross-compile Rust code for an embedded device seamlessly using
t2 run. Check out the repo for instructions, try it out, and let us know how it’s working for you in the #rust-lang channel of our Slack community.
Jon and Kelsey at JSConf Asia
Jon McKay and Kelsey Breseman will be at JSConf Asia at the end of November to speak and host a workshop, where you can learn about hardware communication patterns and building a custom Tessel module. There is still plenty of time to grab a ticket and join them for a full 10 days of tech events!
Cool stuff in the community:
- Rahul Ravikumar wrote about the crash reporter in t2-cli
- The ESP32 chip was released last month and looks very promising as we are investigating the potential brains for the Tessel Reach
- Helen Holmes has started a newsletter called This Week in Hardware, showcasing awesome hardware projects and getting started experiences.
That’s all for this week! Feel free to submit to the next newsletter. In the meantime, see you online.
Everyone at the Tessel Project
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