How to make wearable display

How to make wearable display – OLED SSD1306 display run by ATtiny85

Step by step tutorial, with no steps to skip.

The main goal of this tutorial is to show how to make wearable display run by Attiny85 and OLED display SDD1306.

Due to running campaign for ATtiny25/45/85 PCB TINY CHEAP VERSATILE Arduino compatible on Indiegogo I did prototype of wearable display base on natural leather, to show what is possible with ATtiny25/45/85 PCB.

Soldering is not the subject of this instructable but you can check how to do this here.

PDF of this instructable can be download directly from here.

Step 1 – What do we need?

Step 2 – Preparing leather

Step 3 – Display preparing

Step 4 – Sew snaps to leather

Step 5 – Sew snaps to OLED display

Step 6 – Extraswearable display

Basically parts needed for making wearable display we can devided for two categories.

First – part of which will be part of the final device

OLED SSD1306 display x 1

PCB with ATtiny85 on board x 1

Leather ~5cm2 x 1

Battery CR2032 x 1

Cattery Case x 1

Switch x 1

Clothes latches x 8

Second – parts which we will use to prepare wearable display

Ruler x 1

Scissors x 1

scalpel x 1

Super glue x 1

soldering iron x 1

Tin x 1

Rosin x 1

Connecting cable x 1

Pen x 1

In this step we are going to prepare natural leather.

Place your display on the leather. This will give you idea how big the leather should be.

In our case it's going to be rectangle about size 60x70mm.

Draw with pen rectangle on the internal side of the leather.

Inside rectangle draw another rectangle which fit to active area of your display.

Now it is time to place 4 clothes latches on the leather and give them right place.

With pen draw small dots on the leather.

Now with knife cut internal window for OLED dispaly.

This can take some time depending on the thickness of the leather.

After all we will get open window inside of leather.

Now you can check if display can be seen through the cutted window.

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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