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June 10, 2015 AT 3:51 pm

NEW TUTORIAL! Buzzing Mindfulness Bracelet with GEMMA #WearableWednesday

Build yourself a buzzing bracelet for subtle haptic feedback as time passes! It’s great for reminding yourself to get up and walk away from your desk for a few minutes each our, or just as a way to have a new awareness of how the perception of passing time varies based on what you’re doing. Read the complete tutorial on the Adafruit Learning System!

You’ll whip up a vibrating motor circuit using a transistor, resistor, and diode, and use GEMMA to control the frequency of vibration in between low-power microcontroller naps. The circuit lives inside a linked leather/rubber bracelet, but you could build it into whatever you please. This project involves some precision soldering, but is otherwise quite easy!

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