Meteor used in non-traditional way


#1

I have a unique project. It’s a laser tag gun scoring system.

The basic idea is to run a local server that communicates with the laser tag guns via a Wi-Fi connection calculating scores and displaying them on a screen.

The guns will run an arduino board or similar.

What are your thoughts on doing this in meteor running on the sever? All points of view are welcome.
Thanks


#2

It sounds like a perfect use case for Meteor subscriptions.


#3

Totally agree with @vikr00001. Meteor’s role as a dashboard is actually the perfect use-case for Meteor. However the question is how you connect the guns. I would not use Meteor’s DDP system for that, but simply fire REST api requests on a Meteor webapp endpoint.


#4

Just had to say this sounds like an absolute blast to build.


#5

Same for me. @ralanyo can you share some updates along the way? :blush:


#6

Thanks guys. I am looking forward to building it. I like the real time aspect of meteor and I’m somewhat comfortable with it. Just wanted to see if you guys thought it was a good fit and how best to use it. I’ll keep you guys updated.