- By: Jen Jacobs Published: 14 September, 2016 0 comments
When Jillian Ogle, founder and creator of Let’s Robot, realized she and Parallax were neighbors plans began to unfold.
Let’s Robot operates on Twitch, a live streaming video platform and community for gamers. Content on the site can either be viewed live, or viewed via Video on demand. Let’s Robot hosts streaming events a couple of times each week. Jill expanded the possibilities of Twitch to include interacting with live robots instead of video games. Viewers help control the robots via chat during the broadcast.
Jill got her start in robots with the ActivityBot robot. The current Let’s Robot collection includes several custom robots that evolve to suit the needs of each challenge. Chat messaging from participants is parsed via Raspberry Pi’s on the robots.
Lately, the Let’s Robot audience has been requesting drones. Our team chatted with Jill last week and discussed the possibility of using the ELEV-8 v3 quadcopter. Stream a build? Allow viewers to control an ELEV-8 in air? Drones can be a challenge for a single pilot to fly - how to handle hundreds? You won’t have to wait long to find out. Future appearances on Let’s Robot may have co-operative flying of the ELEV-8 v3 quadcopter, a tour of Parallax, and maybe even some Scribbler 3 robot adventures.
The Let’s Robot stream on Wednesday, September 14th at 1:00 p.m. PDT will feature Jillian, Kyle Montgomery, and Matt Matz building an ELEV-8 v3 quadcopter.
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Make magazine’s writeup of Let’s Robot: http://makezine.com/2016/04/07/control-robots-to-solve-puzzles-in-this-twitch-style-robot-livestream/