29 Sep '14, 2am

THP Semifinalist: OSHWatch

THP Semifinalist: OSHWatch

No, it’s not a finely crafted wrist accessory from Cupertino, but [Jared]‘s OSHWatch , but you’re actually able to build this watch thanks to an open design and reasonable, hand-solderable layout. Built around a case found on DealExtreme that looks suspiciously similar to enclosures meant to hold an iPod Nano, [Jared]‘s smartwatch includes a 128×128 RGB OLED display, magnetometer, accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 transceiver, and a lithium-ion charger and regulator circuit. Everything is controlled with a PIC24, which should mean this watch has enough processing power to handle anything a watch should handle. As for the UI and what this watch actually does [Jared] is repurposing a few Android graphics for this watch. Right now, the watch can display the time (natch), upcoming appointments on his schedule, accelerometer and magnetometer data, and debug data from the CPU. It’s v...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/09/28/thp-semifinalist-oshwatch/

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THP Semifinalist: Solar Energy System

THP Semifinalist: Solar Energy System

hackaday.com 28 Sep '14, 8am

Building a solar power installation isn’t as simple as buying a few panels, wiring them up to a battery, and putting an in...

THP Semifinalist: A Robotic Lawn Mower

hackaday.com 27 Sep '14, 11am

Fair point one of the things that has bothered me about the design I’ve settled on is that the mower heads are going to be...

THP Semifinalist: NSA Away

THP Semifinalist: NSA Away

hackaday.com 26 Sep '14, 8am

Back when we started The Hackaday Prize, security, big brother, and the NSA were making headlines every day. Since that ti...

THP Semifinalist: NoteOn Smartpen

THP Semifinalist: NoteOn Smartpen

hackaday.com 22 Sep '14, 11am

There are a ton of apps out there for taking notes and recording ideas, but sometimes the humble pen is best. However, if ...

THP Semifinalist: Honeybee Hive Monitoring

THP Semifinalist: Honeybee Hive Monitoring

hackaday.com 23 Sep '14, 11am

[Ken] keeps his bees remotely and can’t check on them as often as he might like to. He wanted some way of knowing when the...

THP Semifinalist: A Continuous Wave Radar

hackaday.com 25 Sep '14, 5am

Well, the guy is in Australia, so the FCC rules don’t apply. This is quite iffy issue, because even in the ISM bands you u...

THP Semifinalist: Farmbot

THP Semifinalist: Farmbot

hackaday.com 19 Sep '14, 11am

The FarmBot team has been pretty busy with their CNC Farming and Gathering machine . The idea is to automate the farming p...

THP Semifinalist: A Haptic Vest With 48 Vibration Motors

THP Semifinalist: A Haptic Vest With 48 Vibrati...

hackaday.com 21 Sep '14, 11am

For his entry to The Hackady Prize, [Sean] is building a haptic vest for gamers and the visually impaired . It’s exactly w...

THP Quarterfinalist: 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer

THP Quarterfinalist: 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer

hackaday.com 16 Sep '14, 2pm

Radio seems to be an unofficial theme for The Hackaday Prize, with a few wireless frameworks for microcontrollers and soft...