I’ve been wanting a simple button that does things. What things? Any things.
Similar to that online store named after the thing that is burning horribly, I want a button that does something on the internet.
Ideas for uses:
Track when I last took that X medication.
Track when I last took my dog out.
Track when I last thought of purple elephants.
Track when that weird noise happens in your neighbourhood so you can figure out where it is coming from.
Keep tabs on when someone does a particularly annoying chore.
Turn a light on.
Turn a light off.
You are still thinking about those purple elephants, aren’t you?
Order a consumable that you are nearly out of.
Start sleep mode on your connected speakers and lights.
Track the last time you saw your neighbours.
Those elephants really haven’t left your mind, have they?
Use it to track when you get to work.
… and thousands of other uses!
To solve this, I designed a board that looks like this:
But the board alone doesn’t do anything, you gotta put little chippy things on it, and maybe even some software!
Yikes, so much work!!!
So yeah, we’ll put some chippy things on there, maybe a brainy chip, and make it talk to the interwebs!!!