I one-upped my own bad idea with more badness. Don’t do this.
I, uh. Yeah.
I assume you read my previous post about my physical deploy button. Well: I one-upped it.
Let me explain. Nah let’s cut to it. I wanted to play with AWS IoT and I did so shamelessly with much architecture.
I had a spare Raspberry Pi Zero W with a camera. So I did what any reasonable person would do. Used it with no end-goal.
I hooked it up to AWS IoT and made it listen to the shadow delta MQTT queue
Basically whenever it saw a change to the shadow it would:
- Spin a stepper motor that landed a hulk hand on my deploy production button.
- Thanks to py3 threads it would also start the rasp pi camera to watch the hulk smash and send it to giphy.
- After the gif is done uploading it would send a gif of the hulk smash back to the user in slack.
Without further ado I give you: Hulk Smash Production.
The initial gif
And the final gif (yes the hulk hand is duct taped to a bamboo skewer to a stepper motor):