View Full Version : Solder Time watch
09-06-2011, 01:55 AM
Just finished my new watch
Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-06-2011, 02:08 AM
That's a cool watch! 'Your design?
09-06-2011, 02:28 AM
No, bought it as a kit from the link shown.
09-07-2011, 12:28 AM
I saw that watch and I asked my wife and my mother-in-law what they thought about it. There is nothing wrong with it but its just that they don't think it is elegant. But it is a nice project.
I'm looking at other alternatives but I think a watch with surface mount LEDs would be more elegant. I'd probably want a graphical LCD on mine.
My other concern is wearing something that could be damaged by static electricity as I suffer from static electricity.
Its a nice thing to broadcast your interest in microcontrollers but its not something I would wear every day.
09-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Very nice design...sleek and elegant in a techie sense.
TI gave away something similar using an MSP430 with an LCD in connection with one of their 430 day promotions a few years ago. I've still got mine
09-07-2011, 05:06 PM
They claim it should raise my geek level up several notches. ( Although my family calls me a dork )
I am currentlly machinning a aluminum case for my wrist.
09-07-2011, 05:20 PM
Products from ThinkGeek make the same claim. I'd be lying if I said I didn't buy into that once in awhile. Of course, the same can be said for my impressive Parallax collection, most of which I accumulated long before coming to Parallax. :cool: