Somewhere last year (I honestly no longer remember when), I saw a few tweets that piqued my interest: a crowdfunding project for the Tessel
was going to production. Technical Machine, the company behind the device, sent status e-mails on their production process every couple of weeks and eventually after some delays, there it was!
Plug, install (a little), play! After unpacking the Tessel, I was happy to see it was delivered witha micro-USB cable to power it, a couple of stuickers and the climate module I ordered with it (a temperature and humidity sensor). The one-line manual said “http://tessel.io/start
”, so that’s where I went. The setup is pretty easy: plug it in a USB port so that Windows installs the drivers, install the tessel package using NPM and update the device to the latest firmware.
npm install -g tessel