If you are looking for an electronic project to keep you busy this weekend you might be interested in a new wearable device that has been created using the Arduino Gemma board.
The Arduino Gemma bracelet has been designed to provide haptic feedback as time passes to help you take breaks or be reminded of certain things at regular intervals, watch the video below to learn more.
Build yourself a buzzing bracelet for subtle haptic feedback as time passes! It’s great for reminding yourself to get up and walk away from your desk for a few minutes each hour, or just as a way to have a new awareness of how the perception of passing time varies based on what you’re doing.
You’ll whip up a vibrating motor circuit using a transistor, resistor, and diode, and use GEMMA to control the frequency of vibration in between low-power microcontroller naps. The circuit lives inside a linked leather/rubber bracelet, but you could build it into whatever you please. This project involves some precision soldering, but is otherwise quite easy!
Full instructions on how to create your very own buzzing mindfulness bracelet are available over on the Adafruit together with a list of four components that you will need to create this unique wearable device.
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