Two SXSW 2017 attendees challenging each other to Roshamglo. Photo by SparkFun Electronics (CC BY 2.0).

March 10, 2017

A follow-on experiential marketing campaign to BadgerHack, Roshamglo had users solder parts of a badge together. The badges contain infrared (IR) transmitters and receivers so that event attendees could play rock-paper-scissors with other attendees as a type of icebreaker. Players could return to the booth to upload points into a “Points Bank” designed by Nick Poole. Source hardware and code can be found here.

The folks at DigiKey also liked it well enough that they brought a few to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 and gave away some nice prizes (e.g. HTC Vive) to the winners.

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