This week for Eliot’s Challenge, we’re inviting you to explore the amazing world of service integrations with MongoDB Stitch. We challenge you to build a MongoDB Stitch Rube Goldberg machine. Let your imagination run wild as you envision a hilariously complex sequence of API-enabled services all connected using MongoDB Stitch in order to perform the simplest of tasks.
Just like a real Rube Goldberg machine would see one action trigger a thing that triggers another thing which triggers another thing to eventually complete an action.... well, we want you to put together Stitch Triggers, Functions, API services and anything else you can connect to on the internet to create a digital version of a Rube Goldberg machine.
With Stitch’s HTTP service integration, you can call ANY service that is available over HTTP from a Stitch function. Tens of thousands of APIs out there allow you to create, read, update, or delete basically ANYTHING. So just imagine the possibilities of what you can do!
Stitch together a wacky web of triggers, functions, webhooks, services, and APIs to honk your car horn or send a weather update. The combination and number of APIs you use for your machine are literally limitless. You can even use APIs for whatever hardware you may have already at your disposal.
Here are a few fun examples: