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Cylon.js For Keyboard Input

Cylon.js ( is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

This repository contains the adaptor/driver for keyboard input. It uses the hybridgroup fork of the keypress module created by @TooTallNate thank you!

Want to use Ruby on robots? Check out our sister project Artoo (

Want to use the Go programming language to power your robots? Check out our sister project Gobot (

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How to Install

Installing cylon.js with a keyboard support is pretty easy.

$ npm install cylon cylon-keyboard

How to Use

var Cylon = require('cylon');
  connections: {
    keyboard: { adaptor: 'keyboard' }
  devices: {
    keyboard: { driver: 'keyboard' }
  work: function(my) {
    my.keyboard.on('a', function(key) {
      console.log("A PRESSED!");

How to Connect

All that you need to do is plug the keyboard into your computer as usual.


We're busy adding documentation to our web site at please check there as we continue to work on Cylon.js

Thank you!


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Release History

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Copyright (c) 2013-2016 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.