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Large smart watch has its own beauty

We are used to see smart watches to be somewhat similar to regular watches that are normal size and sleek. Zack broke that confidence by building different smart watch which takes quite amount of your arm. It’s built by using standard 16×2 VFD display. Watch is clocked by Teensy 3.0. Around it there is a solid 3D printed enclosure where other instruments are located. It has many features that makes it even more attractive. There is a laser pointer, flashlight, TV-B-gone, Breathalyzer, On LCD screen there is a clock, calendar, also the Gathering card game. Watch control is done with fairly big knob and switches. I think it should look nice addition to some sort superhero costume. Wearing it in daily basis would be uncomfortable. Continue reading

Network enabled Arduino VFD clock

Pyrofer wanted to build a clock that would fit his needs. He wanted that it would adjust time and daylight savings automatically and could be customizable. So he grabbed Arduino, 14 character VFD display which he scavenged from old fruit machine. Attached WizNet5100 network adapter board and additionally placed Dallas 1-wire temperature sensor. He configured network to be DHCP so no additional configurations wouldn’t be needed. Clock sets itself via NTP so no buttons are required. It sets adjust itself every 24 hours. He created a webpage where he could monitor time, temperature and probably other future parameters like humidity. Having data stream via HTTP and SNTP there is no problem to log and graph data over time. All is needed now – a proper enclosure. Continue reading

Arduino controlled message box

This is a simple message box made of Arduino and Xbee modules. It simply accepts commands from computer where messages are sent wireless with Xbee. Message board uses a high contrast VFD display which actually requires separate voltage regulator. Anyway all stuff fits in a cigar box where only supply cable goes in and a reset button is accessible. Once set, its time to connect XBee module to PC and start sending messages via terminal program. Continue reading