Hey everyone, I'm designing a PCB with an Atmega32u4 (I'm open to changing the chip if needed), and I'm wanting to do a few things using Slack. I might take a crack at writing firmware to do what I want, but I'd like to see what projects already exist. I don't need any advice about the hardware design, I've made several PCBs like this.
My office uses Slack for communication, and I'm making something that I want to be able to suit a few needs:
Connect to a PC using USB, and allow the user to press a button on the PCB to interact with Slack in some way (send a scripted message, or change your Slack status to Away, etc).
Act as a wireless connected device that users can send messages to on Slack, and have the board perform functions with the IO pins. (make noise with an integrated speaker, activate a siren light, etc).
I've done some googling, and it seems there are some wireless Slack bot firmware projects, so my Idea #2 seems to be covered. Does anyone have some insight into any existing firmware for Idea #1?
I've considered just using typical USB Keyboard firmware and scripting a sequence of key presses, followed by an Enter key command. But I want it to be able to talk to the app in the background, so it doesn't require users bringing the app to the foreground, and clicking on the text bar.