Gordon Williams is creating Software for Microcontrollers
40

patrons

$270
per month
Hi!

I'm Gordon Williams, the creator and main developer of Espruino.

What is Espruino?

Espruino is an Open Source JavaScript interpreter for Microcontrollers. Once 'flashed' on to a Microcontroller it allows you to change code while your program is running, change variables, and even debug by stepping line by line, without any specialist hardware. It makes embedded software development fast and enjoyable.

But it's not just the interpreter - there's an IDE too, command-line tools, documentation, tutorials, code libraries, thriving forum, and more.

Why do I need your support?


Espruino development and support takes a lot of time - in fact all my time. I wrote my first line of code for Espruino 5 years ago, and for the past 4 years I've been working on it full-time.

I write the software, design hardware, write documentation, and most importantly I answer Espruino's users in the forum. So far, I've supported myself with the money from KickStarter campaigns, by selling boards with Espruino pre-installed, and with the odd bit of consultancy work.

However, Espruino is Open Source and will run on a huge variety of hardware, which brings in no income for me. At the end of 2016, two thirds of my users were using Espruino on this other hardware. However, questions and support for these other users takes time, as does maintaining a codebase that supports Over 40 different pieces of hardware without inadvertently breaking things.

There's so much more I have planned that I'm struggling to find time for because I have to focus on things that will pay me a salary. Please support me on Patreon, and let's see what we can do together, for all boards that run Espruino - not just the ones that I sell!

Want to learn more? Please check out espruino.com

Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you!
  • See Patreon-only news updates
  • Post on the Patreon-only section of the Espruino Forum and get a Patreon tag next to your user
Extra Patronage
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Everything from the 'Become a Patron' tier, plus extra thanks for contributing  more to help Espruino!
Video chat
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Bi-monthly group video chat where I'll have Espruino boards on hand and can try and help with any problems, or look at software additions.
  • Get access to the Web IDE forwarding (if that goal is hit!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Your name in the Espruino IDE's 'About' page and in the GitHub repository
  • Plus all previous rewards
Super Bluetooth Patreon
$20 or more per month 9 patrons
Everything from previous tiers, plus a special Bluetooth LE Espruino badge (with display) after 3 months!
Corporate Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Get your logo on the front page of Espruino.com as a sponsor, Plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$270 of $1,500 per month
I'll finish and merge in the Variable Cache branch for ESP8266 - raising the amount of variables available from 1,600 to well over 10,000 (by storing everything in Flash and cacheing the most-used variables in RAM).
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Hi!

I'm Gordon Williams, the creator and main developer of Espruino.

What is Espruino?

Espruino is an Open Source JavaScript interpreter for Microcontrollers. Once 'flashed' on to a Microcontroller it allows you to change code while your program is running, change variables, and even debug by stepping line by line, without any specialist hardware. It makes embedded software development fast and enjoyable.

But it's not just the interpreter - there's an IDE too, command-line tools, documentation, tutorials, code libraries, thriving forum, and more.

Why do I need your support?


Espruino development and support takes a lot of time - in fact all my time. I wrote my first line of code for Espruino 5 years ago, and for the past 4 years I've been working on it full-time.

I write the software, design hardware, write documentation, and most importantly I answer Espruino's users in the forum. So far, I've supported myself with the money from KickStarter campaigns, by selling boards with Espruino pre-installed, and with the odd bit of consultancy work.

However, Espruino is Open Source and will run on a huge variety of hardware, which brings in no income for me. At the end of 2016, two thirds of my users were using Espruino on this other hardware. However, questions and support for these other users takes time, as does maintaining a codebase that supports Over 40 different pieces of hardware without inadvertently breaking things.

There's so much more I have planned that I'm struggling to find time for because I have to focus on things that will pay me a salary. Please support me on Patreon, and let's see what we can do together, for all boards that run Espruino - not just the ones that I sell!

Want to learn more? Please check out espruino.com

Recent posts by Gordon Williams

Rewards
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you!
  • See Patreon-only news updates
  • Post on the Patreon-only section of the Espruino Forum and get a Patreon tag next to your user
Extra Patronage
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Everything from the 'Become a Patron' tier, plus extra thanks for contributing  more to help Espruino!
Video chat
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Bi-monthly group video chat where I'll have Espruino boards on hand and can try and help with any problems, or look at software additions.
  • Get access to the Web IDE forwarding (if that goal is hit!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Your name in the Espruino IDE's 'About' page and in the GitHub repository
  • Plus all previous rewards
Super Bluetooth Patreon
$20 or more per month 9 patrons
Everything from previous tiers, plus a special Bluetooth LE Espruino badge (with display) after 3 months!
Corporate Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Get your logo on the front page of Espruino.com as a sponsor, Plus all previous rewards.