Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Watch Board prototype has arrived

Watch Board has arrived the other day, and it looks great.  I ordered 3 for prototyping and testing the electronics.  All the parts are in except for one. Sadly it's the much needed stencil for surface mount assembly.  The bluetooth IC is 0.5mm pitch spacing so I gave up trying to put solder paste on each pin.

Look forward to assembling the electronics next week.

Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor Project - No Chest Strap!

Hi Everyone,

Paper scale component fit check - Watch Board
I'm pushing along on this personal project but I need your sleek industrial design help.  I call it Pulsar - a continuous heart rate monitor for iPhone and Android without a chest strap, and without having to touch a metal surface every so often... it continuously takes readings and charts them on a smartphone.  There are already apps available like CardioMapper.  The electronics are almost done, being manufactured.

Please let me know if you'd like to take part in this open hardware project.  Will need 3D sketches/design and need someone who has created high volume, low cost products like a watch.  It is a useful product and a great project to build on your portfolio.