Watch, that is! Â To be sure, many of use have likely have thoughts bouncing around of sourcing our own movement, case (or machining our own), so on and so forth. Â But what about a quartz-driven digital model?
If that even sounds remotely interesting, you should read on. Â And if it’s not interesting, c’mon – it’s a watch, and you can say you built the thing yourself. Â The kit is from Make, and you can purchase it right here. Â While the aesthetic isn’t exactly to my own tastes, there’s a lot that I like here:
- You get all the necessary parts to build the watch
- If you can handle a screw driver and a solder iron, you can build this
- It could be a great way to get someone (a child, perhaps) interested in watchesÂ and electronics at the same time
- The kit is crazy affordable
How affordable? Â Only $31 at the time of my writing this. Â Not too shabby, right? Â Definitely let us know if you decide to build one of these!
- Great looking laser cut acrylic case
- Unique watch
- Easy to solder
- Stand alone project – no computer or other programmer required. Just solder it and it’s ready!
- On board Dallas DS1337+ Real Time Clock (RTC) for super accurate time keeping
- Jumper (on bottom) for always on use.
- Hackable: Programming and I2C pads labeled on bottom
- Clear front and back casing to show the internal electronics
- Adjustable wrist band
- Can also be worn as a badge with optional badge clip.
- Long lasting battery, with special LED lighting method and very low power processor sleeping.