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Deathwatch — Wearable Life Expectancy Timer Using Adafruit Circuit Playground + OLED #WearableWednesday


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Here is a somewhat morbid project shared by DeadAugust on Instructables. What are you going to do with the time you have?

In short, it’s a wrist-worn Adafruit Circuit Playground that displays a randomly generated (but statistically informed) number of days I have left to live. Fun!

Basic premise is: it operates on code that randomly generates these days based on an actuarial table I found that gave me the probability I would die in various age blocks. So every now and then it’ll change — one day it’ll say I have 23,454 days left, another only 19. And it’s all on a randomized timer as well, so I never know when it’ll change, allowing it to catch me off guard and hopefully make me shift perspective in that moment and internalize that life expectancy.

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