A new project soon to be launched via Crown Supply provides an easy way for you to transform a classic Casio watch into a hackable ARM Cortex M0+ wearable. The open source Sensor Watch is an upgrade for the classic Casio F-91W digital wristwatch and has been designed to replace the standard quartz movement of the watch with a custom circuit board powered by an ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller (the Microchip SAM L22).
“Use the watch board as is for applications like timekeeping and alarms. You can also write your own algorithms for alternate calendars and time systems: a decimal-time app, for example, or the Mars Clock for which we’ve written a demo. Timekeeping customization also opens the door to more advanced informational displays like moon-phase indication, sunrise and sunset times, tide tracking, astronomical calculations, and even time-based authentication schemes like TOTP.”
Sensor Watch Casio watch upgrade specifications
- ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller
- 32 kHz crystal for real-time clock functionality with alarm support
- Red & green PWM’able LED backlight (red & blue on early-bird boards)
- On-board USB Micro B connector
- Reset button with double-tap UF2 bootloader
- Nine-pin flex PCB connector for sensor boards
- Controller for ten digit segment LCD, plus five indicator segments
- Edge-plated contacts for three interrupt-capable buttons
- Connection pad for piezo buzzer (requires light soldering)
“But the real power of Sensor Watch comes from its sensor-board connector. Our design reserves a small area inside the watch case for additional components mounted on a flex PCB. By adding components like temperature sensors, light sensors, or accelerometers, you can adapt Sensor Watch to any number of use cases, from step tracking to environmental sensing”
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