Image courtesy of SparkFun Electronics
June 16, 2015
Twitch Plays AVC was a modification of EdiBot: instead of an autonomous robot that chased balls, the robot was controlled by users on a twitch.tv stream. Viewers could enter commands like ‘w’, ‘a’, ‘s’, and ‘d’ to move the robot forward, left, back, and right into the chat room. The webcam on EdiBot would broadcast to the Twitch stream whatever the robot saw.
Sadly, the WiFi connection only worked during the third heat (when I figured out that I should use my phone as a hotspot), and even then, only one person was logged into the Twitch stream.