Tag Archives: watch

Building a SmartWatch


Benjamin Blundell has been working on his DIY smart-watch:

I have an issue with smart-watches. Watches in general fall into one of two categories: a tool to tell the time, or a fashion statement. Increasingly, I believe the latter category is larger than the first. With the advent of the iWatch, Pebble and the like, fashion and making a statement has moved into technology. It’s not quite a new thing but nevertheless, it’s something I’m not too fond of. My solution? Make your own smartwatch.
There is a precedent for this. Steve Wozniack sports a pretty fly nixie tube watch which he made himself. It’s pretty cool, but also a statement of sorts too. I’ve been meaning to up my game with electronics anyway, so I’ve been working on a few initial prototypes.

Building a SmartWatch – [Link]

Arduino Watch Sport


by Alexis Ospitia @ instructables.com:

In today’s technology, especially electronics have come a long way, to the point that today can make projects a few years ago were very complicated to implement, thanks to these technological advances are now able to design and implement our houses projects.

and through this article I come to show you my new project, which consists of a wristwatch, so I called Arduino Watch Sport.

Arduino Watch Sport  – [Link]

EEVblog #761 – Pebble Time Smartwatch Teardown

What’s inside the new Pebble Time Smartwatch?
Dave does a teardown after taking it through the torture test, and gives it a close up view with the Tagarno microscope.
How easy is it to disassemble and replace the battery?
How much do the components cost?
What is the manufacturing quality like?
How does the Bluetooth antenna work?

EEVblog #761 – Pebble Time Smartwatch Teardown – [Link]

The Nerd Watch


by othermachine @ instructables.com:

Hello! Welcome to another Other Machine project tutorial! I’m Sam DeRose, a former Other Machine Co. Summer Intern. I created The Nerd Watch last summer while working at OMC.

The Nerd Watch displays the time in binary when the button is pushed. The watch shows the hour and minutes by flashing two LEDs in sequence to represent two 4-bit binary numbers (in big-endian format). Here’s a great description of how to read binary numbers.

In this Instructable, I’ll show you how to build a Nerd Watch from scratch with a few electronics components, and an OMC Othermill.

This Instructable presumes you have previous experience working with surface mount electronic components, and that you are no stranger to a multimeter or soldering.

The Nerd Watch – [Link]

F*watch – a fully open electronic watch


by ohwr.org:

F*watch is a fully open electronic watch project featuring an integrated GPS receiver.
The development started at CERN as an after-work project to make a special present for a retiring colleague who likes hiking and timing.
The full design (electronics, mechanics and software) is available under free licenses and the design is exclusively made with free tools.

F*watch – a fully open electronic watch – [Link]

DIY binary wrist watch


Elia wrote an article detailing his binary wrist watch project:

I have just finished my binary wrist watch project (well, the new revision anyway). I was surprised at how small I was able to make it compared to last time.
I chose to go with the “super-yellow

OLED Watch Is Alive!


Jared Sanson @ jared.geek.nz writes:

So it’s been a while since I last posted about my OLED watch, and I’ve done a lot of work on it! (And also broke it multiple times)

It’s taken me a lot of work to get this far, and I developed EVERYTHING from the ground up. The electronics design, the PCB layout, the RTOS and firmware drivers, the graphics engine, the user-mode app code, and even USB communications apps. I’ve used C, C#, and Python extensively in this project, and Altium Designer for the schematic and PCB.

Overall it has been an awesome learning experience, and if I was to make another one I would do a lot of things differently!

OLED Watch Is Alive! – [Link]

The open source hardware and software OLED Watch


OLED Watch v4.2 @ Walltech. John writes-

I just finished writing up my OLED Watch project on my website! I took loads of great pictures, and explained the whole thought process of the project, as well as the hard ware and software behind it! I’ve officially released the board files and the code under the appropriate creative commons licenses, and just wanted to let you know that it’s all now online on walltech.cc! You guys have been strong supporters of my projects and really thank you for that.

The open source hardware and software OLED Watch – [Link]

WatchDuino – Arduino watch

WatchDuino is an open hardware project that combines inexpensive electronic components and a complex Arduino (C++) code to build a useful and reprogrammable smart watch.

The code and the components have been optimized after a lot of prototypes to provide a rich set of features with a small and cheap battery that can last more than a week without recharging. A lot of electronic and software engineering was required to make this project possible.

WatchDuino – Arduino watch – [Link]

Atmel-based smartwatch wins Make challenge


This watch, by Jonathan Cook, recently won MAKE’s Arduino Challenge, as posted on Bits and Pieces from the Embedded Design World. [via]

The watch is the latest iteration of an ongoing BLE watch endeavor Cook has been exploring for the past nine months. In addition to time and date functionality, he’s building interfacing that any smartwatch wearer would want — email, Facebook notification, Twitter updates, etc., and hopes to have the community further the platform as well.

Atmel-based smartwatch wins Make challenge – [Link]