Simple Pixel Watch with Flora and NeoPixel Ring #WearableWednesday
Thanks to Matt for writing in to share his project with us! Check out the full tutorial here.
This is a simple watch using two pixel rings, a Flora and a real time clock (RTC). I wanted a less expensive and lower power consumption alternative to the NeoGeo watch. So I dropped the GPS and positioning boards in favor of a RTC. Construction is easy and fairly quick. You should have some soldering and leather working skills but this is definitely a beginner’s level project.
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