Designing PCBs

A project log for LED Matrix Watch

Wrist watch with monochromatic 16X16 LED Matrix inspired by retro LED watches of 70s and 80s.

MileMile 04/19/2017 at 20:210 Comments

Since the last update I was working on driver PCB for led matrix but there are still few touch ups to do. PCBs will be ordered from PCBWay or OSH Park. PCBWay is dirt cheap (10 PCBs are 5$ + shipping), while PCBs from OSH Park have nice ENIG surface finish.

Changes: I have replaced original peizo buzzer with new one that can be reverse mounted on PCB (more space efficient) and replaced 100mAh battery with 300mAh one (writing on silk is wrong. It is 300 not 350mAh). New battery is 4 mm thick(3 mm old) and more space efficient(covers more free space on PCB).

PCB Characteristics:

Watch thickness should be something like this(top to bottom):

= 10.9 mm total thickens. For comparison Apple watch (42 mm version) is 12.46 mm thick.

Assembly Video:

Some picture of PCBs: