Designed by two New York-based electronics enthusiasts, the illustrated device called the Tidbyt will delight fans of retro-futurism. This is a smart display with a resolution of 64 x 32 pixels, on which various mobile applications can display information.
With the help of Tidbyt, the user can monitor the weather, transport timetables, stock prices, receive reminders of upcoming events and notifications of incoming messages. It is possible to write your own applications in Python. There is an API and SDK for that.
The device is based on an ESP32 microcontroller with a dual-core 32-bit Tensilica Xtensa LX6 processor. The equipment includes interfaces Bluetooth LE (used for initial setup) and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The USB-C connector is used for power supply. The device case with dimensions of 208 x 112 x 50 mm is made of walnut wood. The back panel is aluminum. The screen is formed by RGB LEDs. The screen brightness can be controlled from a smartphone. There is also an automatic change in brightness depending on the time of day and night mode.
The minimum contribution required to qualify for the device is $ 159. Shipping is due to start in September.