MakerBot Watch Alpha Prototype Kit
It’s a open source affordable and fashionable watch that is can run the arduino platform. Win!
I’ve wanted to have an arduino style watch in my pocket and I got my friend Raphael to teach me how to use Eagle CAD and I did it! I also got lots of help from Adam and Zach and Charles and Liz and Ryan and the NYCResistor community to pull this together!
I ordered a bunch of prototype boards and I’ve made them into 18 kits to just get them out there in the world and get friends playing with them. This is for alpha users because it is realllllly hard! I have soldered up 4 of them and 3 of them had major solder bridges that made me swear a lot. Be prepared for a serious smd challenge! They are super cheap at $30 which is basically cost of parts because I know they are hard to make and I just want to get them out to the smd ninjas out there. The assembled watch is going to cost significantly more!
I made a lasercut housing for fun and the design is up on Thingiverse. The kit does not include that! Also cr2032 battery not included! There isn’t much code written for it yet!
Nick Starno is working on a MakerBottable pocketwatch housing which he’ll publish soon.
We’re going to go into production on these, so if you don’t want to do smd soldering, don’t worry, just be patient and you can order one assembled in the new year.