There has been a huge increase in demand for smart watches in last couple years. There are many options in the market, yet there is no open source alternative, neither any initiative. I always loved open-source software & hardware thus i decided to turn my smart watch project into an initiative for creating a smart watch alternative for all the other options out there in the market.
Both software & hardware design is very primitive so far but I am totally sure it is not far that we have fully functioning smart watches on our wrists that we can hack, modify & re-design for our every need.
Imagine having your computer, smart phone and your tablet on your wrist, SmartWatch is more than that because it packs all that computing power into a wristwatch form that you can actually wear in daily life. It is a dream waiting to become reality. Let’s make it!
Do not hesitate to contact me!
So that’s the idea, let’s get into some technical specs.,
On current design i have following components:
Nokia 3310 LCD
Bluesmirf GOLD ( any serial communicating bluetooth module will do )
Arduino Mini Pro
3.7v Battery 2700 mah
On the earlier watch i had an 6610 LCD but its power consumption was a little high, so I switched to monochrome Nokia 3310 LCD which is also easier to solder.
Display difference problem, will be solved on next release by developing a DisplayManager for handling different display drivers.
Github Repo. Branches
Arduino Branch: https://github.com/ayildirim/SmartWatch/tree/arduino
Android Client Branch: https://github.com/ayildirim/SmartWatch/tree/android
You can find individual projects for each android client & arduino under their own branches.
Power consumption optimization
Low Level MCU :
Better Window Management
OTA Update via Bluetooth
High Level MCU :
Instant Notification Pop-up
Android Client :
Call & SMS Alerts
Homepage for SmartWatch Initiative
Tutorial for Making of the Watch
HackerNews Entry : http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4657615