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Keith Elliott
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Studying Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware
Studying Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware

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DIY Smartwatch: Screen Current Draw
To give a better idea of the power budgeting I'll be working with, I wrote a small test program to cycle through various percentages of the screen set to white with varying brightness levels.  Since black pixels on OLED displays are completely turned off, t...
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DIY Smartwatch: Test Screen
Here's just a quick video that provides a basic outline of what I want the watch GUI to look like.  Feel free to provide comments and criticism!
DIY Smartwatch: Test Screen
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DIY Smartwatch: Code Hosting
While I was waiting for my board to come in, I started playing with the screen, learning about Adafruit's library as well as designing the watch interface and visuals.  I've created a Github repository to host all of the test programs, image files, and fina...
DIY Smartwatch: Code Hosting
DIY Smartwatch: Code Hosting
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DIY Smartwatch: Board Layout
After the circuit design comes the hard part, the board layout.  I went through several iterations of trying to fit all of the different components on the board but essentially based the design around the Bluetooth module, which I knew I wanted on top, the ...
DIY Smartwatch: Board Layout
DIY Smartwatch: Board Layout
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DIY Smartwatch: Circuit Design
This post is meant to be an explanation of the final schematic for my Smartwatch board, version 1 with a bit of reasoning behind each component and my reasoning behind why I did what I did. Total Schematic Overview This is just the reset button, connected t...
DIY Smartwatch: Circuit Design
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DIY Smartwatch: I've got competition!
So it looks as if I'm not the only one looking to design a fun, interactive watch.  A very cool OLED watch was recently featured on Hackaday.  It has all sorts of features crammed into it and looks like was an impressive amount of time and effort put into m...
DIY Smartwatch: I've got competition!
DIY Smartwatch: I've got competition!
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DIY Smartwatch: Other Components
With the main component of the watch being chosen, it's now time to choose everything else that will go into making this watch.  Since I chose a higher end screen, I'm going to shoot for other nicer components in order to get the most functionality out of i...
DIY Smartwatch: Other Components
DIY Smartwatch: Other Components
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DIY Smartwatch: Silent but not Idle
It may have been over a month since I've posted anything, but I've certainly been productive in that time!  I've gotten quite a few things done including making the bill of materials, circuit design, and board design as well as ordering everything I should ...
DIY Smartwatch: Silent but not Idle
DIY Smartwatch: Silent but not Idle
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DIY Smartwatch: Screen Hunting
First thing's first, the main component of the watch is going to be the screen.  Almost all functionality and features (interaction, b...
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