It's like Twitch Plays Pokemon, but with a robot! Anyone can send a text message or an email with a command, and the robot will do it. The object of the game is to drive a robot through cones and then back to the start. Come to our booth and collaborate with your friends!

Send texts to (267) 399-1121 with any of the following commands in your message:

  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Left
  • Right
  • ...and more!

Or, include any of those same commands in the subject line of an email sent to

Include several commands in one message! Check out our webpage for more details about gameplay!

We 3D printed all parts over the weekend with a homemade 3D printer. For controls, we used Twilio's and Mailjet's API. User input is sent to a server running Flask. The commands are sent via serial communication to our robot's Arduino Uno.

Our entire idea and our team itself formed this weekend. We are very grateful for the support from all the sponsors, mentors, volunteers, and administrators of HackIllinois. Thank you for putting this amazing event together.

The #drivearobot Team

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