Wooden Watch with Hidden Display #WearableWednesday
Some of you may have seen a clock project that used a faux wood adhesive paper to pull off an LED display underneath. Well, this watch called Night Vision looks even better with its display shining under some wood veneer according to Gizmodo. Produced by TokyoFlash Japan, the watch comes in different wood finishes, as well as different LED colors.
The most interesting thing about this watch is its hexagonal face, which keeps its geometric design when offering the time. A portion of the outer ring is left open at the appropriate number to represent hour, while the center of the watch offers actual digits with the same fun shape. The watch also has a special mode for evening where you can have the display keep moving. Frank Lloyd Wright probably would have been a fan.
This watch is going to cost you some change, but you may be able to DIY your own version. Start with a laser cutter to get the wood pieces and then work with a thin veneer or faux wood adhesive paper for the face. You’ll probably want to get one of our watch kits like the TIMESQUARE. It might not be a hexagonal display, but it will be a lot quicker to read. Isn’t that part of good design anyway?
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.