Show up stylish AND on time to any event with this awesome looking DIY
watch. We have a few watch kits here at Adafruit but we finally have one
that looks good and fits well, even for ladies and kids and others with
smaller wrists and hands. Its got a 8x8 bit matrix display and a
repurposed silicone watch band for a professional look.
64 LEDs light up to tell you the time in a variety of ways. Built into
the kit are 3 different watch 'faces' - a scrolling marquee with time
and date, a binary watch display (for geeks, robots and binary fans),
and a moon phase display (for beach-combers, werewolves). There's also a
built in battery meter so you can check your battery life. Want
to make your own watch? Easy! The microcontroller is an
Arduino-compatible, all you need is an FTDI Friend and the Arduino IDE
and you can design your own watch faces and upload them to the
Engineered for greatness by PaintYourDragon, this watch squeezes over
1000 full time displays out of a coin battery, and a 1+ year 'resting'
lifetime, so you can use this as a day-to-day time keeper.
This watch comes with a ultra bright red LED matrix and a black silicone watch band that fits all wrists from children to adult.
This guide was first published on Nov 30, 2012. It was last
updated on Nov 18, 2018.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 23, 2015.
This is a DIY kit, and requires some basic soldering/assembly to put
together. It is a beginner kit, so this is a fine project to use in
learning how to solder. Tools are not included, you'll need a soldering
iron, solder and diagonal cutters as a minimum. Check the tutorial page for details on what tools and steps are required to assemble.
Take about 1-2 hours to put together. Build it in the afternoon and you'll be done in time to hit the clubs in the evening.