Sebastian

Inspiration

TwitchPlaysPokemon

What it does

Uses Twitch chat and an IRC bot in order to send instructions to the servo motors.

How we built it

  • Straws.
  • Love.
  • Blood.
  • Sweat.
  • Tears.
  • Food.
  • Sleep.
  • Also some Python.

Challenges we ran into

  • We accidentally broke wires and had to solder them back in place.
  • Everything broke.
  • We cannibalised a robot.
  • We were unable to provide enough power to the servo motors from the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi
  • We had to run instructions from the Raspberry Pi through a Serial interface into the Arduino, which we then used GPIO to power the servo motors.
  • University firewalls blocking IRC!?

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We built a wall ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

What we learned

  • Electrical engineering is hard.
  • Always keep a multimeter on hand.

What's next for Sebastian?

Twitch controls a Mars rover.

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