PIXIE is a Wristwatch with NeoPixel Ring-Time Powered by Arduino Pro Mini #WearableWednesday

What a fantastic project by Konstantin Dimitrov available here on Instructables. Now if only there were a watch ring that told ‘military time.’ 😉



Ever since the dawn of time, people have begun to dispense time. First was the sundial, later appeared water clock after them was the hourglass. Millennia later was created the first pendulum clock and few centuries later the electronic watch.

Today I’ll show you how to make Pixie, a wristwatch that combines both analog and digital clock technology with the precision of an atomic clock.

PIXIE shows the hours in blue, the minutes in red andthe seconds in green, it also has a flashlight mode that is activated, by capacitive touch switch, for 10 seconds. You may ask why, that’s because the LEDs heat-up and they might get damaged, but if you want, you can increase the time( at you own risk !)

Time format:

Hours: 1 LED = 1 hour

Minuntes: 1 LED = 5 minutes

Seconds: 1 LED = 5 seconds

See the complete project here at Instructables.

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