Clearly when bluz started, making a device that is pin compatible with the Photon/Core made a lot of sense. It allowed us to work with all existing shields and accessories and made the transition to bluz easy for existing projects.
However, there are many applications that would benefit from simpler and smaller form factors. The first one we wanted to try out was Wearables, so create a small circle form factor similar to the Adafruit Flora. Here is what we are thinking:
This is 1.2" in diameter, so just a tad smaller than a half dollar. It is a fully functional bluz board, it has the RGD LED, two buttons, LED for D7, everything. The only limitation is there are only 6 GPIO pins (including I2C and UART pins), but other than that it is a fully functional bluz board.
On the back would be a battery clip for a CR2032 battery, so this would be fully standalone. We can add some new holes to make it sewn down easily as well.
Anyway, what do people think? Any interest in this new type of form factor? Any thoughts or feedback? If we were to try it out, we would probably prototype a small-ish number of devices and gauge the level of interest, so let me know!