Given the time that has passed since this thread began, is this still be best option for sending and occasional photo from the Electron to the cloud? I have a potential use case that is common with several mentioned, I have a PIR sensor which, when it detects movement, would send a photo. I understand that there are significant limitations on the speed at which this can be done and on the impact it would have on the data caps but, would like to see if I could get it working first.
The long term approach would be to use a Pixy2 and just send information about the picture (such as “two people walking”) but, in reading the state of the art on these machine vision cameras, it seems like this is still a ways out.
@ScruffR, yes, I have been searching the forum but, have not found anything as promising as this thread.