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guidelines for beginners in wearable development

Ramon SchepersRamon Schepers wrote 07/21/2016 at 21:29 • 1 min read • Like

things to condsider in small embedded wearable applications



space usage
- microsd or flash
- bga or lqfp or other packages
- how many sensors
- are there sensors with multiple functions in one package
- communication with other devices
- battery placement and size
- how do-able will it be pcb wise



power
- usb or custom charging
- how long will it run on a single charge



programming
- how will one program the project
- will it support over the air updates
- can users modify the software
- how will you use low power modes
- how hard will it be to code it



misc
- how much will it cost (parts cost * 2,5)
- do others want it for the said price above
- how much of an interest is there
- is a kickstarter needed




at all times: think realistic!


so thinking you can fit an arduino zero/m0, oled, 500mah lipo, bluetooth, buttons, accelerometer, rtc and what not in just 40*40*10mm?
then you're wrong.



i just put this up for your reference.
i made quite the mistakes in the past without these own made guidelines

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