01/26/2015 at 03:40 •
I have come to the conclusion that the Atmel Atmega32u4 is simply too slow/small to run/store any useful software. I have plans for an upgraded version with an Atmel M0 or M4 chip that runs much faster and has much more storage space for programs that make use of all the sensors on board. This project has been an incredible learning experience, and I appreciate everyone's avid interest! I will return to hackaday.io with a bigger and better (working) smart watch. See you then!
10/13/2014 at 00:40 •
After all my hard work, soldering iron burns, panic moments, unforeseen delays, and small victories, my smart watch finally exists:
With the case and new OLED display just in, I was able to remove the screen used for testing and permanently assemble the watch. Coming in at .5mm thinner than my previous generation OLED watch, it's much thinner than I anticipated, and the 3D printed case is almost perfect, although I'll order another top half of the case to tweak several spots to ensure a precise fit in the long run, but for the most part, it's complete! Once I'm completely happy with the case, I'll wire and adhere the QI wireless charging receiver to the bottom where a slot is inset for it and then I'll be able to just place it down on my charging base and it will begin charging wirelessly and by itself. Now I will continue work on the smart phone companion app, and when that is finished and working, I'll complete the operating system to use the communication standards I created in the app and add the fancy animations and features that will make this the coolest smart watch out there.
10/08/2014 at 01:03 •
My buddy Alex from Femtoduino.com has just started a Kickstarter campaign for mass producing the IMUduinoBTLE microcontroller used in this smart watch! The starter pledge is a crazy good price, and most of the amazing sensors and features of my watch come from this incredible board including all the bluetooth low energy capability! It's essentially an Arduino Leonardo in the tiniest form factor physically possible, and I can trust Alex and his devices 100%. If you need a microcontroller that's incredibly small, but still easily incorporated into advanced projects with a host of sensors and wireless communication, check out the Kickstarter!