What's better than buying wearables? Making your own! We'll look at a few wearable development kit options, many are so easy they don't require any specialized knowledge to make the next big thing!
We have the pleasure of digging into the WearDuino development kit with its creator Mark Leavitt. WearDuino is a local creation by http://pdxwhl.org , and is an open platform for innovation in wearable health technology. WearDuino highlights:
• Open hardware, firmware, software and physical design
• Simple: coin-cell battery, Bluetooth low energy wireless
• Modular: experiment freely with sensor innovations
• Wearable in multiple body locations with different attachments
• Smaller, lighter, thinner and 5x less expensive than Apple Watch
We're also thrilled to host Camille Dodson who will show off LilyPad (http://lilypadarduino.org/), another Arduino based development kit. It's not as focused on healthcare as WearDuino, but is a great way for Makers to easily get their feet wet building and sharing cool wearable projects.
We'll look at other Wearable dev kits as well, and if you have any, feel free to bring them along! We love show and tell.
Update: due to speaker schedules, meetup has been moved up a week to July 8. See you then!