These are chat archives for jsoxford/jsoxford.github.com

19th
Jun 2015
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 05:07
Was gonna all if you have any cool crazy ideas on how to control a robot other than standard ways.
I added using a phones accelerometer
Tom Lane
@tomlane
Jun 19 2015 11:33
Kinect or something like that?
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:08
Could do if I can get hold of one. We've already got a controller set up using leap motion
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:12
cool! I've just got a google cardboard; so basically I'm thinking in terms of that…
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:13
I've got one on order from China. Should be here in a few weeks
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:13
I think the plan for the hack day was that we were going to have a main challenge - something like seeing who can build a robot that will follow a line and who's goes fastest
though maybe it would be cool to have several challenges (including different ways to control)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:14
Sounds awesome
yeah
What do you think about some impromptu "awards" for things like "Craziest control system" or whatever happens on the day?
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:17
Would be super cool - though I guess we wouldn't have anything to give out at the moment
though it's a cool idea. Would you want to be the "captain-of-awards" on the day?
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:18
Errrr... i guess?
Depends how stuck-in I get
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:19
cool
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:19
Do we have anyone about whos good at throwing together quick graphics?
It'd be cool to have things like this...
(that we can make up on the day)
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:21
ha! I just got another one of those this week "Embraciveness Master"
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:21
haha
@benfoxall can Google Cardboard be developed in JavaScript? I'm only seeing Android/Unity SDKs
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:29
at some point - webvr.info - though I guess for now you can get most of the way with threejs http://threejs.org/examples/#webgl_effects_stereo
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:29
whoa thats pretty trippy
Would be cool to have a play when they arrive. You got some already?
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Jun 19 2015 12:31
I've got one - though check out sushack/sushack.github.io#40
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jun 19 2015 12:35
Thats awesome!