It's always fun to make something that can be used every day, and Instructables member "kenyer" has returned with a new project that does just that with his Arduno-powered watch. Based around a small Arduino-compatible and an LCD module from a Nokia 3310 mobile phone, it was easy to create a simple device to display the time and other information. Due to space limitations the time library has been used instead of a real-time clock IC, and the battery is small and thus limited.
However this type of project is imaginative and genuinely offers the ability to add what you want to your own customised watch - and with more work a sealed enclosure could be made to create a timepiece you can be proud of. So to learn more, visit the project instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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