0006BLITZbot15’s journey around CCCamp15 (part 1)
The adventures of a little robot hitchhiking on a camp amongst 5,000 hackers.
BLITZbot15 is a little robot I built for CCCamp15. Inspired by hitchBOT, his mission was to hitchhike around the campsite. This is the story of his journey, reconstructed based on tweets and posts made by all the various people who took care of him. (Please contact me if I managed to miss your tweet/post!)
Stefan brought me to the phone booth at LeiwandVille where I was to start my journey. After he had said goodbye I was waiting excitedly for the things to come.
And it didn't take too long before I was carried to Fairy Dust, the rocket at the camp’s main square, where I met and conversed with several friendly human beings.
I can't really remember what I did during this day – given it was very hot and sunny I probably relaxed and dozed at some shady place. But late in the evening, for the first time in my life, I took a ride on a bike …
… and ended up at Norton’s Obscure Phoggy Embassy:
The remaining night was very eventful: I was taken to the Void Village Dome, then to a demo party where cool music was playing and great graphic effects were shown, and finally to Entropolis where I tried to converse with a poultry robot made of flexible material (he/she wasn't very chatty though). And finally I even sipped at some cold beer:
Hier noch die Beweise für die letzten Tweets: pic.twitter.com/ytMgkTa3QE— punycode (@punycode) August 15, 2015
Still being a bit tired from the exciting and long night, the third day began with a visit of HackSaar Village:
@blitzbot15 war in unserem HackSaar-Village und hat sich mal umgeschaut. Er ist aber nirgendwo zu halten, der Wandlergeselle. (#cccamp15)Posted by Hackerspace Saarland, Saarbrücken / Technik Kultur Saar e.V. on Samstag, 15. August 2015
Then the friendly Neighbourhood Nerds took care of me: Not only did they show me their village, they also brought me to the lake and finally they even equipped me with an awesome outfit: Cape, crown and bow tie – totally like a superhero!
Looking more royal than ever I stopped by at the info desk …
… before some angels took me to heaven:
After watching all the angels doing their work to make the camp possible and having had several nice chats it was time to leave (I’ve been told that on hacker camps it’s perfectly normal to enter and leave heaven on a regular basis). The next stop of my journey was Digitalcourage Village:
Back from Paparazzi Village I took another sip of slush (I have to admit that this liquid is rather addictive):
Feeling a little bit dizzy (slush seems to contain substances that are not completely harmless to little bots like me) I continued to UAVP-NG Village where I met some fellow bots who were actually able to fly!
After thorough consideration I came to realize that because of a lack of motors and rotors I myself won't be able to fly anytime soon. But fortunately I then was introduced to a means of travel that seemed even nicer than flying: The @trainquilizer, the camp’s party train!
It was a very nice party and I stayed there for several hours. Then I slowly started getting tired, so Mononoke Village became my last stop for that day: