Windows 8: C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V120\Microsoft.Cpp.Platform.targets (64,5): error MSB8020: The build tools for Visual Studio 2010 (Platform Toolset = ‘v100’) cannot be found.

cylon-firmata is used for Robotics control using Node.Js like web apps. It has its own code which is known as cylon.js and this can be found on

When you found this error while running npm install cylon-firmata on Windows 8 then you have to run a command before executing cylon-firmata.

$ npm install node-gyp@latest

then run

$ npm install cylon-firmata

Now your cylon-firmata will be installed.

Have fun……….


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