Posted on Oct 26 , 2018
Program a smart device directly, no install needed
Author Kenneth Christiansen
I have been excited about Web USB since when I heard about it the first time. Many of my friends ask me why I would care about a cabled standard and not just use Bluetooth. Well, technologies like Bluetooth are definitely cool and have their strengths, but so does USB.
Think about it, say in a hospital you really want to limit signals as they can affect machines and readings, and for additional security, you can even lock the USB connector behind a mini door with an actual physical key, so that only the people
So I have been playing a bit around with Web USB lately and giving feedback to the authors of the spec. First I got everything running using the official demo which makes use of an Arduino Leonardo and regular Arduino board software (Firmata). It was quite easy to use as the Web USB team already wrote the software allowing for a simple serial connection between the device and the browser. For Web USB to work, the device needs to support being a USB peripheral and it needs to have the right Web USB headers, so some software support for Web USB.
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