How to transform an old Nokia 1100 into a smartwatch

Nokia 1100

Many are the projects that we have seen in Free Hardware over time, this time I propose perhaps to go further, especially in terms of the search for materials in case you want to recreate the one that I propose today, building nothing less that a SmartWatch from an acquaintance and old friend like him Nokia 1100, a mobile that, as a reminder and although it seems older, was launched in 2003.

On this occasion the author of this project is Daniel Davis, as well as for all those interested, he has published no less than three videos with all the details to be able to manufacture a smartwatch from this peculiar Nokia phone. Summarizing a bit the work carried out by Daniel, note that the telephone will basically need the screen, the speaker and vibration motor so, I suppose, that these elements, in case of not having the mobile or not being able to obtain it, we can remove them from a terminal with similar characteristics.

Build your own smartwatch from an outdated Nokia 1100.

On the other hand, elements such as a bluetooth module to be able to link the smartwatch to our smartphone, a battery with a load plate and a plate Arduino which is used to program all the functions that may interest us. For the box or bracelet in which we will house all the components we will need to make use of a 3D printer that, in turn, will help us to design this element completely to our liking.

Regarding the software, note that the clock moves with a program developed by Daniel Davis himself that allows, among other things, to receive notifications from various applications, emails, calls, SMS and even have a widget for the weather. Without a doubt, a very interesting project that will surely, at least, help us learn a lot. I leave you with the three videos recorded by Daniel Davis himself.

Further information: Tinkernut


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