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Collaborative Poker Programming with ChatGPT

By Manny Wood.
Fact checked by Wilbur Thompson.

When ChatGPT first emerged, there was a wave of speculation about its potential to replace white-collar workers entirely. However, the prevailing consensus now is that it won’t replace professionals but rather empower those who utilize it as a powerful tool. The key to harnessing its potential lies in integrating it into your projects. [Volos Projects] embarked on a fascinating journey, taking on the challenge of creating a poker game with ChatGPT not as an adversary but as a collaborative design partner to gain deeper insights into this remarkable assistant.

This innovative poker game is under construction on an ESP32 board featuring a built-in AMOLED screen. To enhance user interaction, five buttons are meticulously wired to the microcontroller, allowing players to select which cards to discard and retain. The betting dynamics closely resemble those of traditional tabletop poker games found in bars and restaurants. The pivotal aspect of this project lies in the programming, where ChatGPT played a pivotal role in guiding the coding process. At every stage, from defining the overarching objectives to crafting individual functions like deck shuffling, card dealing, and replacement, ChatGPT’s assistance was instrumental.

For those yet to explore the potential of ChatGPT in programming, this endeavor serves as a compelling testament to its utility. While ChatGPT can sometimes generate nonsensical or factually incorrect information, it shines in a programming environment where such issues are quickly identified and addressed. Beyond mere code-writing, ChatGPT can tackle a range of auxiliary tasks related to programming, making it a versatile and indispensable ally for developers in various domains.