How to make a mms enabled wall-mount monitor?


#1

I want to make a tv or monitor for the wall of a production shop (not IG), to which a designer can text pictures (drawings) via their native messaging app. The shop team could then navigate the messages using a ps2 controller or similar.

One way would be to set up a smartphone with HDMI out and a Bluetooth controller then hide the phone.

Could it be done better or cheaper with a 3g enabled prototype board like particle?


#2

I think you could do it with a 3rd party service like Twilio (there are others). Then your endpoint would only need internet connectivity I think (no cellular hardware requirement). I think you end up paying a 3rd party service by-the-message, you’d have to look into the cost trades.


#3

I’m thinking that some combination of IFTT and Pushbullet would do the trick…


https://www.pushbullet.com/


#4

Interesting. Thanks!

This shop has no internet service right now, so this would be a substitute for having cable/wifi installed.

We currently use smartphones.


#5

You could certainly use a Particle Electron 3G to similarly interact with Twilio, maybe something more direct is even possible in that case, but I’m not well versed in how to do that.