2014-09-27 (Sa) Smart Pocket Watch

Different shapes of erasers were cut out to go inside foil tape wraps to press against the smart watch screen. Most shapes were ineffective or unreliable. A strip of copper foil tape was cut and adhered directly to the edge of the smart watch where the touch sensor was thought to be. Reliable results were seen with this method. The screen could even be acted upon by touching the foil with scissors so long as the metal cutting shears made skin contact. The foil cut for this first attempt was 24mm long.

 Attempt at wrapping the arc spacers with foil tape

Different shapes of erasers

24mm strip of copper foil

Copper foil on smart watch

Highly reliable copper tape method

All four sides were given foil tape strips before it was inserted into the pocket watch clamshell. Another piece of foil tape was attached to the right side of the screen. The interaction was unreliable inside the clamshell, presumably because of the conductivity of the faux pocket watches. Shorter strips of copper foil tape were cut, 15mm this time, which still yielded reliable touch sensitivity. Inside the clamshell the reliability still suffered. The foil on the face of the smart watch has been covered in electrical tape is untested due to the short battery life of the smart watch.

 Copper strips cut for watch

Smart watch outfitted with copper foil tape

Smart watch inside clamshell

Reliability of copper tape on top of other tape

Shorter strips to go on watch

Insulating tape cut to cover watch

Insulated watch

To do:
  • Test covered foil virtual buttons
  • Install latch on watch clamshell

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