I ordered a Badgy IoT e-ink badge so I can do absolutely nothing productive with it. I'll have tons of fun with it though



Ideas for nonsense I can make with Badgy:

"don't talk to me, I still have %d open tickets"-badge for work, hourly random cat pic badge, "I'd rather be in [nearest city where it's sunny and 26°C]"-badge

Aww yeah, my Badgy IoT badge has arrived. I'll have fun with this on the weekend

I couldn't resist and made myself familiar with Badgy by compiling the examples. Wifi is working great, the e-ink is looking good. Parsing JSON on an Arduino feels weird

yeah … OK, I'm gonna have fun with this. Best IoT device ever!

Available fonts are looking nice as well. Using Free Sans from the Adafruit GFX library. This device makes me happy

@lastfuture hach, mir fallen viel zu viele Dinge ein, die ich gerne mal damit ausprobieren möchte... aber zuerst möchte ich mal die Anzeige von bestimmten Statusmeldungen unserer Buchtransportanlage testen ;-)

@Escuincle erst mal auch nur Spielereien. Vielleicht wird es eine Miniwetterstation (ein Pin ist laut Schaltplan frei, gut für einen 1-wire Temperaturfühler für die Innentemperatur) … oder ich baue ein Statusdisplay mit Kennzahlen für die Projektsteuerung.

@lastfuture How's the battery situation? Seems fairly important for a badge …

@rixx I have no experience with that yet but the developer claims:

Battery Life
Deep Sleep ~35 days
Light use ~21 hours
Heavy use ~5 hours
w/ 1000mah battery ~1 year

The first three are when running it off a LIR2450 rechargeable button cell in the preinstalled holder, the last one is when you connect a battery using a JST header

@lastfuture e-ink displays are already cool by design. I mean, display anything without needing a battery, please!

@daniel_bohrer it's the most magical thing of technology currently in my posession

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