Unfortunately, we were unable to finish this project for the Hackathon of Things presented by SmartThings, but we got very close. Our plan is to use the Pebble smart watch to send and receive data from the Intel Edison.
To start, we set our sights on simply sending a signal to turn on LED's. To do this, we used the Pebble watch to build an app that triggered an IFTTT recipe. We attempted to make the recipe cause the Intel Edison to run a file to turn on individual lights.
The Pebble app worked in so far as it sent data about which LED we wanted to toggle to the IFTTT recipe, but there was no easy way that we could use to get the Intel Edison to run the executable files in the time that we had.
We were able to create files to make the Edison turn on each light, even make them blink, but too many problems were run into and too much time was used to workaround those problems.
With no way to connect the Pebble and the Edison, to demonstrate the Pebble-to-IFTTT connection, we changed the recipe to send a text of which LED was requested to toggle from the Pebble.
All in all, we were satisfied with how much we did, considering we used all new tech that no team member had used before, and with that lack of experience we were still able to make surprisingly integrated connections.