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 http://cylonjs.com

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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