04/21/2018 at 15:33 •
This project has been very inactive in the past few years, but fear not! My journey in smart watch electronics has been ongoing throughout the past 3 years.
Over the past few years I have been developing a smart watch designed for anxiety and panic attack sufferers, using the experiences from this smart watch project I have been working very hard on this new project.
I am happy to finally make my new smart watch completely open source and I am entering into the 2018 Hackaday prize. Please visit my new project page and tell me what you think! Maybe even make one for yourself!
09/12/2017 at 10:33 •
My original smart watch design was really primitive, it relied solely on the micro-controller for timing meaning that when it turned off the time was lost.
My new approach follows the traditional method of electronic time keeping, using an RTC (real time clock). I have decided to use the DS1307 module since it operates at 5 volts.
I will also be working on creating a menu and settings page so that the user can change the time more easily.
01/13/2016 at 12:45 •
After putting this project away for some time (to make room for another project soon to be released on my profile) I have decided to rebuild/resolder the whole watch. The 3D printed case and band will stay put however the circuitry will be re soldered and cleaned out. The reasons behind this is due to my lazy and terrible wiring (as per the images) and because if I am going to be wearing the watch I want it to be 100% safe and functional (Don't want any short circuits while I'm wearing it at school). I also believe that rebuilding the watch will increase its longevity. I have decided not to create a custom PCB due to time/money and I don't want the waste the components I currently have. I will also be creating a more sophisticated GUI for the watch since it's current version is very basic (which isnt always a bad thing...). Stay tuned for more on the watch, and check out my profile in the upcoming weeks for a new project (Star Wars themed) :)
12/05/2015 at 05:00 •
The much needed push buttons are now installed, meaning I can now change the time without having to change the code. The new buttons will also be helpful for my new UI. I am hoping to create a user interface with a menu (much like typical smart watches) instead of just the basic time and event updater.
And of-course with every project the wires are a pain... Next time i make a watch I'm going straight to Eagle PCB creator...
12/05/2015 at 00:40 •
Here is a photo of the inside view of the watch. The Pro trinket is located on the upper end, and the power boost is on the lower end. Due to the fact that my watch is not made using a custom circuit board and utilizes only "Off the shelf components" there is not much room for expansion. I hope to install my TMP36 temperature sensor in the near future and make some software changes. Sorry for the inactivity, stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming weeks