For all of August, we'll be sharing our favorite wearable projects, latest news on hardware designed for wearable applications, interviews with friends in the industry and some giveaways to encourage your exploration into the world of wearables.
We're interested to see in what ways the community is innovating or adapting wearable applications as technology continues to evolve to be smaller, smarter and more feature-heavy. This diverse topic ranges from unique projects like the incredibly popular, Arduino-powered punch-activated arm flamethrowers to a library of health and fitness applications like the ESP8266 Smart Fitness Watch. Wearables are an awesome way to make our technology much more personal and relevant to individuals for many different purposes.
Check out projects posted by the Hackster community on the wearables topic channel to browse and be inspired by what the community has created. Publish your own projects and add the tag "wearables" in your project's publication settings to add your project to the topic page.
Don't forget to post your projects on social. Use #hacksterio, or tag our handle on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. We'll be browsing the wearables topic channel and social for interesting projects to feature across all Hackster's platforms this month, so check them often to see awesome projects from the community.
Similar to Drone Month, we'll be doing another giveaway for wearables, this time with Seeed Studio! The authors of the top three most viewed wearables projects that utilize a Seeed Studio product in their project will win a $100 coupon for the XIAO and Grove product lines - excellent for building wearable projects.
This giveaway is also a great opportunity to participate in Seeed Studio's "project of the month" campaign, where the Seeed Studio team browses their Hackster platform hub each month and chooses their top four favorite projects and posts them on their LinkedIn page for their followers to vote. The most voted project on LinkedIn wins the title "Project of the Month" and wins an additional $200 Seeed coupon! You can vote for their project of the month for July now by checking out their LinkedIn poll.
Note, shipping costs for the $100 shopping cart are included; customs/duties, if applicable, must be covered by the recipient.
Read some of our recent Hackster News articles on the latest updates in the wearable technology industry and what hardware you should keep an eye out for as you build your future wearable projects:
- These Amazing Wearable Projects Let You Bring DIY Tech Everywhere - Check out the list of our favorite portable gadgets and assistive projects, and learn how they work in this article.
- The Wearable Cyberpunk Future on the Horizon - This article breaks down some of the latest developments in the world of wearable technology and how wearables can shape our future in so many different ways.
- Octa-Glove Puts the Power of Octopus' Abilities in Your Hands - Read more about the Octa-Glove made by Virginia Tech researchers, which can securely grip objects underwater using rubberized stalks capped with actuated membranes. This glove is a fantastic tool for rescue divers, marine archeologists, salvage crews, and many more people working beneath the waves.
- This 3D-Printed Headphone Family Packs an Entire Wearable Computer with Flip-Down Monocle Display - Check out these headphones from DJ "User1539" which incorporate a Raspberry Pi Zero single-board computer, an Adafruit PowerBoost board linked to a battery, and more awesome features.
- Qualcomm Launches Next-Generation Snapdragon W5+ Wearables Platform, Boasts of Big Performance Gains - The new Snapdragon W5+ platform includes on-board machine learning engines, four application-class processors, a big upgrade in battery life, and more cutting-edge features you should check out for your next wearables project.
Stay tuned for more Hackster news articles throughout the month by checking the Hackster News tab and reading our weekly newsletter often to get the latest news and important info on all things Wearables.
Hungry for more wearables conversation? Check out our events page for upcoming conferences, webinars, meetups, and other events relevant to wearable technology.
Huaishu Peng works at the University of Maryland as an assistant professor in the department of computer science, an affiliated assistant professor in the college of information studies, and a faculty member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.
He's created many unique wearable projects including SENSEable Shoes, which is a hands-free and eyes-free foot computer interface. The interface recognizes different low-interface activities by measuring the user's continuous weight distribution over the feet with twelve force-sensing resistors embedded into the insoles of the shoes.
Watch our live interview with Huaishu on August 30th on our YouTube channel!