Smart watches are fun, and the technology has become so advanced that with so many features available just on your wrist, smartwatches have become a dream come true. Today we are going to be discussing the Raspberry Pi smart watch. The best part with the help of Raspberry Pi Model A+ it can be made a smart computer. A DIYer didn’t just stop at the smart computer part. He installed the Windows 98 on it too.
Just like too many inventions these days ( like hoverboards and self-strapping shoes) the inventor of this one too was influenced by movies and TV shows of the 80s and 90s. He got inspired by a wrist mounted computer. The inspiration led him to put a 2.4-inch screen with a 1,000 mag battery. There are five buttons on the top by which the ‘smart computer’ can be operated.
The DIYer told on a thread on Reddit that he was successful in running Minesweeper on the watch although it was very slow. He was also able to run the Flying Windows screensaver on the watch.
With the advanced technology and readily available resources we have today anybody can build a smartwatch. Even you. All you have to do it visit the following link. Here we have listed all the thing you will need to build it.
Raspberry Pi A+
Velcro wrist strap
Micro USB Cable
40 Pin Header
40 Pin Header Extender
Various bits from MODMYPI
The DIYer also told on the Reddit thread that he plans to run Doom on the smart watch as well.
Let us know how you feel about this new technology in the comments and if you intend to create a smart watch of yourself as well.