🤔 The circuitry inside a Casio watch isn't too complex, maybe I could measure it and manufacture a replacement with more features.

Oops somebody already did it! Way better than I would have!

The "Pluto" watch, which re-purposes the case and LCD from a Casio F91-W, includes a compass, infrared programming, RTTTL ringtone (musical) alarms, generates RFC 6238 one-time passwords, open source, and runs for a year on a standard watch battery! Wow!! 😮

more cybrepnuk than Pebble imho


spooky io :acab:

@datagrok have you seen goodwatch.org/ ? features include:

- hex editor
- disassembler for the watch's own firmware
- amateur radio tx/rx for cw and several other digital modes

components are about $14 ea. for 10x

I really want to build one; hmu if you want to go in together for parts

@io I just tooted about that one too! But I'm torn--It's interesting to me but I don't really have use for the ham radio features myself. Also I don't think I have time for an additional electronics project anytime soon.

But my toots about the Pluto and the GoodWatch got quite a few boosts and favs. I expect there would be a lot of interest in a group-buy. (Especially if you can buy or do the PCB assembly of the surface mount components!)

So I'll boost this and maybe you'll get some responses!

@io you know what, for only $14, if we can get enough people interested I'd throw in for a kit too just to help it happen

i don't have time to do any organization around this though for at least another two weeks or so

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