This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: KIT-11488
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Replacement: KIT-10870. The Big Time watch kit is our AVR-based version of this kit and will be replacing it so go check it out! This page is for reference only.
Description: The Solder : Time is an original design watch kit that you solder and assemble yourself. Delivered as a through-hole kit, you solder the components to the PCB, and enclose it all in four layers of laser cut acrylic. Introduced at Maker Faire Bay Area in Mid 2011, it was an instant hit. The supplied battery lasts a really long time, and the onboard Dallas RTC keeps impeccable time. This is the first SpikenzieLabs Kit that is 'wearable'.
Solder : Time is not only a wristwatch; set it up as a desk clock, badge clip-it to your clothes, or thread a chain and you've got a pocket watch. More advanced tinkerers will see the bottom side I2C lines broken out, for hacking, and integrating RTC into other projects. There are also pads on the backside of the PCB for DC supply, as well as an 'always-on' function.
Here at SparkFun, we really like this watch. Not only is it a fun kit to put together but when it's finished it's a functional and (arguably) stylish watch with some serious geek-cred. Our fearless leader, Nate, has even been spotted around the office wearing it.
Note: The PIC comes preprogrammed, so all you need to do is solder the kit together. Check the instructions below to learn how to set the time.