14 Nov '17, 12pm

80’s Smartwatch Finally Plays Tetris https://t.co/7iky209XGS

80’s Smartwatch Finally Plays Tetris https://t.co/7iky209XGS

While the current generation of smartwatches have only been on the market for a few years, companies have been trying to put a computer on your wrist since as far back as the 80s with varying degrees of success. One such company was Seiko, who in 1984 unveiled the UC-2000: a delightfully antiquated attempt at bridging the gap between wristwatch and personal computer. Featuring a 4-bit CPU, 2 KB of RAM, and 6 KB of ROM, the UC-2000 was closer to a Tamagotchi than its modern day counterparts, but at least it could run BASIC. Dumping registers Ever since he saw the UC-2000 mentioned online, [Alexander] wanted to get one and try his hand at developing his own software for it. After securing one on eBay, the first challenge was getting it connected up to a modern computer . (Translated from Russian here. ) [Alexander] managed to modernize the UC-2000’s novel induction based dat...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/11/14/80s-smartwatch-finally-pl...

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