Sparcade: Edison as a Web Server for Browser Games

Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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The Intel® Edison is essentially a tiny computer with onboard WiFi. As such, we can configure the Edison to act as an access point (AP) and a web server at the same time to serve simple browser-based games.

Edison as a game server

At big events like Maker Faires, internet is often nonexistent or hard to come by. One way to serve a web page to attendees is to create a WiFi access point to which they connect. This type of off-grid "dark node" is how projects like LibraryBox work.

Required Materials

Parts for this project can be found in the Edison SIK. Specifically, you will need:

Suggested Reading

Before continuing with this project, we suggest you be familiar with a few concepts: