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Completely open source watch with tons of features

There are lots of DIY watch projects on the internet. Some of them are great, some of them lack to feel of finished product. If you looking something like this check out at F*watch project which open source and built by using free tools. It was developed at CERN as a gift for retiring colleague. It has everything you would expect on modern digital watch. It has been stuffed with bunch of sensors including GPS, Pressure sensor, accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor. Watch has 128×128 LCD display with back-light, micro USB connector, four push buttons buzzer, vibrating motor, and microSD memory card. It is powered by 500mAh Lithium-ion battery. To make it all possible, schematic was designed on four layer PCB with KiCad. Case was 3D printed out of resin.… Continue reading

Watch With Oscilloscope

This is a must have watch for geeks. It combined all the features of a watch along with an oscilloscope and surprisingly a waveform generator. I would say it’s the nerdiest thing you can put on your wrist. Another good thing about the watch, that it’s hack able. With access to hardware design, users can write their own applications. The brain of the device is a powerful 8-bit XMEGA microcontroller, easy to program in C or assembly. The estimated battery life will be over 30 days on each charge without using the oscilloscope. When using the oscilloscope, the battery will last about 12 hours.  The Oscilloscope Watch uses a 1.28″ e-paper display which combines fast refresh rate and great contrast, with a very low power consumption. It has features of… Continue reading

Open source low power wristwatch with 3D printed case

open source watch with 3d printed case

Wrist watch first of all is an accessory which is always with you. So you may want it to be unique, convenient, useful and of course hackable/programmable. While big players like Apple, Google and Samsung are working on smart watches, Hairy Kiwi has built a great open source watch prototype called OTM-02. He wanted to use energy efficient technology in it, so practically once he coupl put hands on few on them, he started working on this watch. As heart he’s chosen Energy Micro ultra low power Leopard EFM32 ARM microcontroller. Since every watt counts, he used long waited 128×128 memory LCD from Sharp Microelectronics. It consumes about 60uW on static image display. Watch is powered from 150mAh Li-Po battery. Watch can be programmed and charged through USB port. It… Continue reading