Over the last year or so I have been working on this project; a custom-built smartwatch! It is still very much a work in progress, and I have plans to build a new hardware platform in the future… Everything was built from the ground-up: the schematics, PCB, firmware, and PC software.

OLED Watch Is Alive!

An update to my OLED watch project

Custom Fonts for Microcontrollers

Here I show how I created bitmap fonts from true-type fonts, which can then be used in your own microcontroller projects. I’m currently using them in my OLED watch project.

OLED Watch Rev 2

After making a mistake in my last design, I took the opportunity to re-design the PCB and add some extra features. This will be a work in progress so look in here for related blog posts!

PicKit2 Revisited

How to add the latest PIC24 chips to the PicKit2, plus an advanced GUI for editing the device file

Repaper e-Ink Display

Experiments with Repaper’s e-Ink display, and driver code for the PIC32

OLED Watch

As a side project, I decided it’d be neat to have a programmable wrist watch. I had an OLED lying around with the right dimensions, but I needed a breakout board to be able to use it. So instead of simply making a breakout board, I decided I’d turn it into a smart-watch platform!

Adding extra chips to the PicKit 2

In this, I show how you can add extra parts to the PicKit2 programmer, so you can program Microchip’s newer PIC24 devices.