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This is a version of GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool.

This version is designed to be deployed on heroku.

Playing with Hubot

You'll need to install the necessary dependencies for hubot. All of those dependencies are provided by npm.

% bin/hubot

You'll see some startup output about where your scripts come from.

Loading deploy-local scripts at /Users/me/nubot/scripts
Loading hubot core scripts for relative scripts at /Users/me/nubot/src/hubot/scripts
Hubot: the Shell.
{ id: '1', name: 'Shell' }
Loading hubot-scripts from /Users/me/nubot/hubot-scripts.json
Successfully connected to Redis

Then you can interact with Hubot by typing hubot help.

hubot help

animate me <query>  - The same thing as `image me`, except adds a few
convert me <expression> to <units> - Convert expression to given units.
help - Displays all of the help commands that Hubot knows about.

Take a look at the scripts in the ./scripts folder for examples. Delete any scripts you think are silly. Add whatever functionality you want hubot to have.


There will inevitably be functionality that everyone will want. Instead of adding it to hubot itself, you can submit pull requests to hubot-scripts. To enable scripts from the hubot-scripts package, add the script name with extension as a double quoted string to the hubot-scripts.json file in this repo.


% heroku create --stack cedar
% git push heroku master
% heroku ps:scale app=1
% heroku addons:add redistogo:nano

You'll need to edit the Procfile to say what the bot's name is.

Hubot also needs three environmental variables set to run and to keep him running on heroku.

Campfire Variables

Create a separate user for your bot and get their token from the web UI.

% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_TOKEN="..."

Get the numeric ids of the rooms you want the bot to join, comma delimited. If you want the bot to connect to and then you'd add it like this:

% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_ROOMS="42,1024"

Add the subdomain hubot should connect to. If you web URL looks like then you'd add it like this:

% heroku config:add HUBOT_CAMPFIRE_ACCOUNT="mysubdomain"

IRC Variables

% heroku config:add HUBOT_IRC_SERVER=""

% heroku config:add HUBOT_IRC_ROOMS="#github,#node.js"

% heroku config:add HUBOT_IRC_NICK="MICCHECK1212"

Twilio Variables

You must have a Twilio account with credit and a number that can send and receive SMS messages.

% heroku config:add HUBOT_SMS_FROM="+14156662671"

% heroku config:add HUBOT_SMS_SID="AC5d10e5624da757326d12f8d31c08c20b"

% heroku config:add HUBOT_SMS_TOKEN="4ada63e18146a204e468fb6289030231"

After getting Hubot up and running, update the "SMS Request URL" for your Twilio number to point to your Hubot instance.

Restart the bot

You may want to get comfortable with heroku logs and heroku restart if you're having issues.