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Trammell Hudson of NYC Resistor has been playing around with his inPulse hackable watch, for which a SDK has been recently released. He’s even ported the xswarm screen saver for it.

The inPulse watch is a great platform to hack on. It has an ARM7, 32 KB of flash and 8 KB of RAM, Bluetooth, a buzzer, an OLED screen and a button. Not much by today’s standards, but plenty to play around with. The programming environment is very much like a microcontroller; no multitasking, no dynamic memory, and very constrained memory/cpu. That is, of course, what makes it so much fun.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. Timothy Gray says:

    Problem is they are built poorly. I broke mine within minutes of opening the box by doing something radical with the watch, putting it on my wrist. I really wished they had used a good band and good metal case so that you cant break it easily. I’ll try again when they make them far more durable and add a induction charging like the MSN watches from 10 years ago had.

    1. Hi Timothy,

      Sorry to hear about the break! We’d love to fix your watch, sounds like there was a definitely something wrong with it. Ping me and I’ll help out: eric AT allerta.ca