Leon Overweel

Hack the North

Inspired by the online sensation Twitch Plays Pokémon — in which thousands of players try to control the game at the same time — my team and I thought it'd be fun to build something similar at Hack the North.

From 3D printing and an Arduino, to Firebase and Google App Engine, we used a ton of different technologies to get it off the floor. And in the end, it worked pretty well! See the video below:

Personally, I was responsible for the App Engine + Firebase backend, and I did some work on the website to control the robot as well.

Hack the North was a ton of fun, and it was amazing to meet so many other hackers — especially my teammates: Victoria Henri, Alicia Yu and Shashank Sabhlok!