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Narvey

Member since May 2020 • Last active Aug 2020
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  • in Porting to new Devices
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    My problem is that all of these are out of stock... Are there any with reflective or transflective screens (and no backlight or can be disabled) that are still sold? @Gordon I wouldn't mind buying it from you.

  • in ESP8266
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    I know that one of the boards I linked to was simply an ESP-12-E. That was the "mistake I made last time". The other two boards I linked to claim to be D1 mini's, however.

    I'm still looking for a recommendation of a particular D1 manufacturer that makes an easy-to-flash d1 mini. Or if there is another small dev board I should look into.

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  • in Bangle.js
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    Thanks Gordon, but the alternative is building myself an entire smartwatch from the ground up, wouldn't you think that was even harder? I'm beginning the slow process by looking for a chip on which to base it.
    If there is a hardware-hackable smartwatch that already has a reflective or transflective screen that I should be modifying instead, please let me know.

  • in ESP8266
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    It seems that many others have gotten D1 mini to flash, but there are a million different variations (wemos, wemos-compatible, a pro version that doesn't even have a normal ESP chip, etc.) and I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time and get a board that requires more boards or components to flash or run.

    As much as I love soldering, another thing I'd rather not do is add or remove resistors on a board I purchased, because that speaks very poorly of the manufacturing or testing quality. So not this one please.

    And if possible, please provide a link to Amazon so I know I'm getting the right one. (noone seems to use model numbers properly, they just name a couple of chips on their board)

  • in Bangle.js
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    Does the watch allow you to stop the annoying light-ups? This is the entire reason I want something custom and not an out-of-the-box smartwatch. All the ones I've seen on others' wrists (except for an extremely expensive GPS watch my coworker Al has with a transflective screen) light up and annoy people at random times. So I can't buy Bangle.js unless I can replace the screen - see https://www.reddit.com/r/Banglejs/commen­ts/gdgl4k/screen_concerns/?utm_source=sh­are&utm_medium=web2x and http://forum.espruino.com/conversations/­346967/.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Is the screen reflective, transflective, or refractive?
    I'm a big fan of electrophoretic (e-ink) screens because they work great outside, which is where I like to be.
    From the very little I've heard, Bangle.js doesn't work great in bright sun.

    Can I replace the screen with eink (I already have a screen from WaveShare I hope I can use)?
    What interface does the screen use (the hardware documentation is woefully sparse)?

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