I recently came up with the idea (just some free time today and hanging out in the sun - dreaming of hardware) of using the Electron as a handheld communication devices - just a bit like an old pager - but with additional back end service for enabling integrations with (for example) Slack, IFTTT triggers and so on.
The device would feature:
- Small OLED Display (similar size as Electron - bit larger)
- Buttons for navigation
- Alternative: Numeric Keypad for SMS like text input
- Battery of course…
Messaging could be done using Particle’s pub/sub system. SMS services could be also realized using ublox
AT - commands for example.
Just an idea - but I really love the Electron and this device would allow me carrying an Electron around - and keep looking at it