Two prominent members of the Raspberry Pi community have developed a small, inexpensive, watch for you. Every document is accessible and everyone is encouraged to contribute to the project.
A connected computer a watch that you can make yourself // Source: Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi is known for the huge amount of parallel projects that make mini computers, including the Raspberry Pi 4. Among them: watch you can make yourself. It was created by Toby Roberts, Creator-in-Residence, and Alasdair Allan, Documentation Manager.
THE IDEA OF THE RASPBERRY PI WATCHES STARTS WITH TWO CHIPS.
There are two components that the creators found on the Internet. One is a 1,28-inch LCD screen with a Raspberry Pi chip, and the other one is a watch board found in Tindie. It is a site that specialises in electronic components. For all of this, a rechargeable lithium battery needed to be slightly adapted by being soldered directly to the board. There is nothing else: the performance of the finished product is very limited.
This watch is handmade // Source: Alasdair Allan by Twitter.
To prevent dust or liquids from entering the watch, Toby Roberts has created a 3D printable case, which is available for free. The firmware is stored in the chips used for the hardware part. It makes them safe. They figured out the basic software part.
A CLOCK WITH VERY LIMITED FUNCTIONS IS VERY USEFUL.
Apparently this watch doesn’t seem connected at that moment. It only lets you track the time (as long as any watch gets better), the date, the day, and the battery count. There are a few watch faces and customization options, but that’s what happens.
The Raspberry Pi watch is fine.
One solution could allow the use of Bluetooth on the clock to strengthen the connectivity, or maybe use the smartphone, to display notifications in particular. The control chip used is the RP2040. This is the first and only one that has the Raspberry Pi Pi Pico W developed. This is a microcontroller that supports Bluetooth (which has been enabled since it started working).