Watch Video



#24

A short video of keystroke programing on my new watch.

WARNING - the video may contain algebraic mode operation, and a possibly annoying Australian accent, viewer discretion is advised.

Dave.

Edited: 17 Oct 2007, 7:52 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#25

I still want one just a bit more now.

:-)

- Pauli

#26

Very impressive, how close are you to a production run? And more importantly, where do I send my check!

Very Respectfully,

David


#27

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Very impressive, how close are you to a production run? And more importantly, where do I send my check!

Realistically, a pilot production run is several months away. Takes time to organise, and I'm not working particularly hard on it at the moment (read=slacking).

Speaking of which, (unofficial poll) how many people would want one?
And would you prefer a more expensive fully assembled (hand built) version, or a cheaper DIY version were you have to glue stuff and solder the switches on etc?

We don't accept checks here in Australia, but we do accept cheques!

Dave.


#28

Quote:
Speaking of which, (unofficial poll) how many people would want one?
And would you prefer a more expensive fully assembled (hand built) version, or a cheaper DIY version were you have to glue stuff and solder the switches on etc?

I'm definitely interested in at least one (maybe more depending upon the price). I don't really have a preference for either version so long as the soldering required isn't too fine.

- Pauli


#29

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I'm definitely interested in at least one (maybe more depending upon the price). I don't really have a preference for either version so long as the soldering required isn't too fine.

Hopefully the only soldering will be the switches and the battery pack, as I'll be looking at getting the rest of the components machine assembled. I don't necessarily trust the assemblers to mount all the switches flush and have them all nicely aligned, and that matters.

Dave.

#30

Hi Dave,

Nice watch/calculator.

I also definitely want at least one and like the last poster either fully assembled or part or maybe one of each depending on the price.

May I ask what part of Australia are you from?

Cheers

Michael

Melbourne, Australia


#31

Quote:
Hi Dave,

Nice watch/calculator.

I also definitely want at least one and like the last poster either fully assembled or part or maybe one of each depending on the price.

May I ask what part of Australia are you from?


Sydney.

Looks like the general consensus is a DIY kit.

Dave.


#32

Hello,

Please count me in too.

#33

Count me in. We do cheques which are disciplined with checks and balances north of the 49th as well ;).

Edited: 18 Oct 2007, 8:13 a.m.

#34

count me in for the DIY kit 8)

#35

I'm not afraid of a little assembly. I'd probably get the DIY kit. See, for me the price point is going to be the deal maker or breaker.

How long have you been working on this project? It is truly a remarkable effort. Did you design the hardware as well as the software?

Very respectfully,

David


#36

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I'm not afraid of a little assembly. I'd probably get the DIY kit. See, for me the price point is going to be the deal maker or breaker.

How long have you been working on this project? It is truly a remarkable effort. Did you design the hardware as well as the software?


Started on the project probably about 5 months back(?), you may recall I posted on here asking about RPN features etc. I forget the dates.
I had my first prototype in my hands and working after about 30 hours of real work, so it's not much work at all if you know what you are doing and are focussed.
The last few months has been just a been a few nights here and there getting this 2nd prototype up and running. I wasted maybe 2 months thinking about a fully custom housing for it, but that didn't come through. But I like the end result, it's what I originally had in mind - it's looks like you could have built it yourself, but can also pass as a store bought product. Having worn it for a while now, I've found that a lot of people think it's a store bought product which I was surprised at.

A few people have seen my first prototype, but it's not nearly as nice looking as this one. Was just a rough prototype so I had some real hardware to play with.

Still some work to go on the firmware side of things though, not completely finished yet.

Yes, it's entirely my concept, my hardware design, and my software (no HP ROM or whatever).

Dave.

#37

I am very interested, and do not have a strong preference between pre-assembled or diy versions.


Thanks for all your effort!

#38

Quote:
Speaking of which, (unofficial poll) how many people would want one? And would you prefer a more expensive fully assembled (hand built) version, or a cheaper DIY version were you have to glue stuff and solder the switches on etc?

At least one, very probably two (a friend is interested), possibly three. It'll make a good companion to my Nixie watch.

As for assembly, well, I have an SMD rework station. Unpopulated boards and a bagful of parts!

#39

I would definitely be interested in one, and I'm fine with soldering.

-cam

Edited: 19 Oct 2007, 2:17 a.m.

#40

Hello!

Quote:
Speaking of which, (unofficial poll) how many people would want one?

Yes, definitely! And even more so, if it has something like the "H.MS+" function of the HP-67 for making calculations with time values.
Of course, money is a factor.

Quote:
And would you prefer a more expensive fully assembled (hand built) version, or a cheaper DIY version were you have to glue stuff and solder the switches on etc?

DIY is fine for me as long as no soldering of small SMD-components is required.

Quote:
We don't accept checks here in Australia, but we do accept cheques!

Both of them have disappeared here long ago, I can't remember seeing one in the last ten years or so. But I wouldn't mind to cover your PayPal (or Credit Card) expenses in case you accept one of those.

Greetings, Max

Edited: 19 Oct 2007, 6:15 a.m.

#41

Count me in. DIY sounds great. Soldering surface mount doesn't phase me any more either.

Looks great, by the way.
-Jonathan

#42

Awesome. Do you take paypal and send to Austria (neither checks nor cheques around here)?



I can do the soldering myself. What do you think it'll cost roughly?

Stefan


#43

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Awesome. Do you take paypal and send to Austria (neither checks nor cheques around here)?



I can do the soldering myself. What do you think it'll cost roughly?



It looks like the cost is going to be at least AU$80 at this stage.
That's without the watch band which I haven't looked into yet. But I suspect not everyone is going to want the same watch band...
I've also upgraded the back case to a nice translucent gray colour, so you can see the battery holders. The wife said it makes it look "even funkier" and is worth a few extra bucks over the standard black case.

Yes, I'll be taking PayPal (no cheques) and will post anywhere in the world. That's when I eventually get it all together that is...

Dave.

#44

Hi Dave,

a very impressive prototype (actually a deuterotype ;) -- so please give us an order of magnitude of the amount of money you want for sending one DIY kit.

Thanks in advance,

Walter

#45

That is amazing. Finally something fun to do when waiting in line while not brining the bulk all the time. :)

But are the keys that small? I guess they have to be.


#46

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That is amazing. Finally something fun to do when waiting in line while not brining the bulk all the time. :)

But are the keys that small? I guess they have to be.


The key tops are 3mm x 1.5mm. Yes they have to be that small if you are using off-the-shelf parts.

They are surprising easy to push though, and the space between the keys means you never hit the wrong key by accident.

Dave.


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