Tessel Sets Dragon Innovation Crowdfunding Mark With $196K Raise

tesselThe Tessel has successfully raised $196,682 on Dragon Innovation, a maker-focused crowdfunding platform. This represents the largest raise in the short history of Dragon Innovation, which opened to the public on September 5th.

Tessel is an internet-connected microcontroller programmable in JavaScript that enables developers to extend the reach of the web to physical things. Since Tessel is compatible with Node.js and leverages the Node Package Manager, adding additional capabilities is as easy as plugging in a Tessel module and npm installing its firmware. Get Tessel and start making smart, internet connected devices!

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Dragon InnovationThe raise almost quadrupled the $50,000 goal set for the Tessel, a microcontroller that aims to turn physical objects into internet-enabled smart devices. Developers can interact with the device using JavaScript, the “language of the Internet.”

Technical Machine is the startup behind the Tessel, and the company was founded by three graduates from Olin College of Engineering. The team is currently working out of the office of Highland Capital Partners. They’re participating in the [email protected] program, which provides cash, mentorship and office space to startups and entrepreneurs.

The Tessel also provides support for modular add-ons like a GPS module or climate sensor.


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