Internet Relay Chat – IRC

Some of the oldest and best way to chat online. provides file sending , secure communication, ASCII art and colors and lots of fun ways to script interaction.  web based irc client for freenode

Servers And Channels

If you like to be secure use ssl here is a portlist.

use /join /help /list commands in the input boxes

EFNET    –  /server -ssl

/join #electronics,#chemistry,#physics

FREENODE –    /server -ssl

  • #bash – great place to get bash scripting help/advice
  • #c++
  • #python
  • #openyou
  • #tinycorelinux – very small and fast linux distribution
  • #ai
  • #machinelearning
  • #electronics – general electronics discussion.
  • #news
  • #reprap – 3d printers
  • #linuxcnc – CNC stuff
  • #hackaday – great place to post a project idea or ask a question about arduino projects
  • #arduino

Clients   << my modified version of xchat with some of the hexchat enhancements.

Thunderbird actually has pretty good irc client aswell now.

2 based on libIRCclient compiles for Windows and Linux using Code::Blocks

3D Scriptable IRC client

Irrlicht based, with bitmap fonts based on libircclient or libcommuni and QT/Irrlicht integration.