Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building custom electronic projects might be interested in the new Vigekwear wearables system designed by Shuwen Liu.
The Vigekwear system is a micro, modularised open source wearable system specifically designed for DIY projects and includes Bluetooth low energy connectivity and a wearable strap for your creations.
Vigekwear is a BLE product based on a Nordic BLE chipset and has been designed to make it easy to build your own custom wearables and speed up your development cycle. Using a variety of modules included in the system that are all fully open source. Its creator explains a little more:
“If you are neither a programmer nor an electronic engineer, you can also make a wrist strap by yourself, just assembling Vigekwear modules with FPC and putting them into a rubber ring.
We have designed many micro-sized modules, including BLE MCU module, battery charger module, acceleration sensor module, baroceptor module, temperature sensor module, gyroscope module, OLED display module, heart rate sensing module,etc. Each of module performs one or two functions,which then can be assembled together to create a variety of cool products. The possibilities are endless!
All the modules have an uniform 24-pin interface as shown below. Vigekwear’s interface board has six 24-pin sockets, connected in parallel, for your different modules. You can then place the modules in any of the six positions in the direction of the arrows! If you think the base board is too long, you can cut it shorter. Otherwise, if you think one base board is not enough, we will provide free a connector board which acts as a bridge to connect two base board to backers who fund two or more Vigekwear.
In addition,the 24-pin module contains 1*SPI, 1*UART, 1*I2C, 1*SWD, 6*ADC/GPIO + 2*GPIO, so it is flexible to extend more modules. For conenvience, we call the board with six 24-pin sockets “base board”. “
The Vigekwear Wearables project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $12,000 pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think Vigekwear Wearables is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Vigekwear Wearables become a reality.