This is an IRC bot that analyzes traffic on a channel and uses it to output to a light art installation to physically and visually bridge the gap between the virtual world and the physical one.# Dependencies # Programs ## chatlight
This program connects to an IRC channel, analyzes by keywords, and produces json messages over a ZeroMQ PUB socket (bound) that describe the state of the channel and related events.## watch_reports
watch_reports program connects to the ZeroMQ PUB socket that
chatlight publishes on and converts the json messages to instructions for running the 2 blink counters for each light on the physical sculpture. These instructions are sent over serial in a binary checksummed format to the arduino.
The arduino sketch listens on the serial input and also operates the blinkers. It defaults to a "scan" that makes a red light move back and forth along the top (to show that it has not got instructions yet).# Example
These both run in parallel.
./watch_reports tcp://127.0.0.1:23000 ./chatlight irc.example.org nick34231 \#channel tcp://0.0.0.0:23000
- usage for both programs
To run unit tests, use:
nosetests -vv tests