8-year-old kid knocks up 3D printed smartwatch

Arduino Zero powered device will hit crowdfunding platform soon
8-year-old knocks up 3D printed smartwatch

We don't know about you but, when this writer was eight years old, the most impressive thing we could create was a farting noise by cupping our hand under our armpit.

But times change, kids these days are born with a smartphone in their hand and Bluetooth connectivity built in as standard. Or something like that.

They're certainly a lot more tech savvy and there's no better example than that of Omkar Govil-Nair, an 8-year-old kid, who has been showing off his 3D printed O Watch at his local San Francisco Bay Area Maker Faire this week and is all set to launch a crowdfund campaign.

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Using the Arduino Zero platform - a 32 bit board based on ARM SoC architecture - Omkar has constructed a funky looking smartwatch capable of running games and apps.

"Since it is a fully Arduino-compatible product in a tiny package, you can do a lot more – pretty much anything that is possible using a regular Arduino board and a colour screen," said the youngster. "You will also learn how to do 3D design."

The O Watch will be landing on a crowdfuding site later this month and there will be a couple of options for people to back - one packing the Arduino tech, an OLED display, a battery, the 3D-printed case and strap; and another that adds integrated 3-axis compass and temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity sensors.

There's no word on pricing as of yet, but you can sign up for updates now.

Source: 3Dprint

1 Comment

  • NSpit says:

    Some people are so creative. I really like this project. this is funny to see how all the things are moving fast with inventivity. And 3D printing open so many doors even very complex object could be created with a decent aspect. I saw recently that an other project testing mockup was also made using a 3D printer https://instagram.com/p/6rBf3cMGR7/ it's really amazing !

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