Hack Your Roshamglo Badge

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Introduction

So you’ve put together your Roshamglo badge, and now you want more? Well, we can help you with that. In addition to playing infrared (IR) Rock-Paper-Scissors, the Roshamglo board can be reprogrammed with user-created code.

SparkFun Roshamglo Badge Kit

SparkFun Roshamglo Badge Kit

KIT-14130
$12.95

This will allow you to create your own applications for the badge. What can you make with some blinking lights, a five-way switch and IR communication? Well, how about a TV remote or a laser tag game, for starters.

Required Materials

The only things you’ll need to reprogram your Roshamglo badge are a fully constructed badge and a computer.

Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.

IR Communication

This tutorial explains how common infrared (IR) communication works, as well as shows you how to set up a simple IR transmitter and receiver with an Arduino.

What is an Arduino?

What is this 'Arduino' thing anyway?

How to Install an ATtiny Bootloader With Virtual USB

With this, you will be able to upload Arduino sketches directly to the ATtiny84 over USB without needing to use a programming device (such as another Arduino or FTDI chip).

Roshamglo Hookup Guide

This tutorial provides everything you need to know to get started with the Roshamglo badge.