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June 30, 2017 AT 4:00 am

Foosball Status and Reservation System With Slack Integration #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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From zolv on Instructables:

In a company where I work there is a kicker table. The company occupies many floors and for some of the employees it takes up to 3 minutes to get to the table and…to realize that the table is already occupied.

Therefore an idea arised to build a kind of simple reservation system with some status information available in real time.

Company uses Slack communication tool where every employee has an account. We have even a #kicker channel just for discussions about…kicker. The channel could be used as a kind of “entry point” for reservation and to be informed about current table’s status.

As usual, there were many concepts how to deal with such a system. But generally, one basic rule appeared in all of them: it has to be simple to use without any unimportant steps to perform to reserve and work with the system.

The device and the service are not sticked to the kicker table and can be used for any “common resource” (like ping-pong table, console, etc…) which needs some kind of reservation solution.

So, let’s get started…

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