You may have heard about Hackaday’s contest to win one of 20 Fubarino boards. We included an example entry from [Mike]. Here’s my example entry for the contest: An IRC search Bot powered by a Wicked Device WildFire board. We’ve all seen IRC bot’s before, but how many have you seen that can turn on an LED while running off a cell phone battery?
The IRC bot’s operation is fairly straightforward. It enters a channel and can be commanded to search. The first two searches will return links to Google searches for the strings given. Every third search however, will return a link to Hackaday’s search page. In the example below, “SedAwk” is an unsuspecting user, and “SearchRobot” is our bot.
SedAwk: SearchRobot: SEARCH Unicorns SearchRobot: Search Complete! https://www.google.com/#q=Unicorns SedAwk: SearchRobot: SEARCH Rainbows SearchRobot: Search Complete! https://www.google.com/#q=Rainbows SedAwk: SearchRobot: SEARCH Quadcopters SearchRobot: Search Complete! http://hackaday.com/?s=Quadcopters SedAwk: What the heck?
Follow along after the break to see what other tricks the bot has up its sleeve…