[chbot] I started a kickstarter for my Binary watch

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 09:46:02 BST 2014

If you want something different then why not go for a binary watch or
similar that has some other coolness like Bluetooth LE.

A 32-bit ARM BTLE micro that runs for over a year on a coincell might
be a good idea.

See NRF51822. They cost around $2.20 USD. Add a crystal and a few
passives and you have a full Bluetooth LE device that can talk to
iphones etc etc etc. You could make these into watches at reasonable
volumes for $10-$20 each.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Ian Tennant <i.tennant at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> You might find this link interesting, especially the price!!  Not as
> function –rich as your proposal though. Good luck with the project.
> http://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholesale/Electronic_Gadgets/LED_Watches/Cheap_LED_Watch
> From: chchrobotics-bounces at lists.linuxnut.co.nz
> [mailto:chchrobotics-bounces at lists.linuxnut.co.nz] On Behalf Of William
> Fleete
> Sent: 13 August 2014 16:22
> To: Christchurch Robotics
> Subject: [chbot] I started a kickstarter for my Binary watch
> I'm going to have a go at improving on my binary watch which some of the
> members may know about, so I've started a kickstarter project, it would be
> great if you could pledge and I will need some assistance with some of the
> prototyping, design and possibly the coding for the micro controller, the
> PICAXE code is all well and good but adapting it to a PIC or similar will be
> a process, and I don't have the facilities to etch PCB's or 3D print items.
> It would be great if you all help out.
>  I'm on crutches now so I may be able to come to the next meeting
> Link to the project below
>  http://kck.st/VhPh5E
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