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Desktop applications are built with the Electron framework. VS Code, Skype, Slack are also written in JS, by the way.
Writing a browser extension is pretty easy. You can write your own extension in vanilla JS for your own goals.
Extensions for Photoshop and Sketch can be written in JS.
Nowadays, a lot of games are being developed with JS. Among them are many games that help you learn coding. There is a great article on MDN with resources for JS game development. You can write games in both vanilla JS and engines like PixiJS.
You can play video and audio in browser using HTML5 and JS. The VideoJS library can be helpful.
IOT is a plenty of devices controlled over the Internet: a refrigerator that orders products itself, all kinds of sensors and remote monitoring systems - everything that can be automated. Through Node.js, you can interact with robots and other devices. There are even quadcopters that you can install a Node.js on. There are a lot of libraries for IOT.
You can write JS applications using the Samsung SDK.
The Pebble smartwatch company has released the Pebble.js framework for writing applications for their platform in JS. You cannot write applications for iOS and Android in JS... but who knows what will happen in the future :)
Applications (skills) for smart columns (voice assistants) are written in Node.js.
Interfaces of payment and information terminals and other self-service devices can be built with JS.
WebRTC is technology that allows Web applications to capture and selectively transmit audio and/or video media streams and exchange data directly between browsers, without additional plugins, in real time.
Virtual and augmented reality in browser using the WebVR API and 3D graphics. Take a look what cool things can be done with this technologies.
With JS you can create and train your own neural networks, as well as use ready-made solution developed in other languages. TensorFlow.js is the most popular JS library for ML. Using ML, you can, for example, teach a website to catalog goods for an online store right at the frontend, or show suggestions for you text while typing and do many other cool things.
Jason Mayes@jason_mayesSo @devdevcharlie just made a tutorial for making fruit ninja in the browser with #TensorFlowJS - go check it out - it looks super fun! Check the video tutorial here: youtube.com/watch?v=lSMJ-3…
And what if I told you that JS flew into space 🤯
And finally, check this inspirational collection of JS examples and vanilla JS projects examples. They might suggest an idea for your pet project. Also here is the 30 Day Vanilla JS Coding Challenge - 30 tutorials on different JS features.
Happy Coding! :)