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This article was published on June 16, 2015

This DIY bracelet reminds you to move for a lot less than an Apple Watch

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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

The Apple Watch gives its pampered owners a regular vibrating reminder to get up and walk around, but if you want that kind of nudge without spending so much cash, try this DIY ‘mindfulness bracelet’ project.

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Becky Stern and Phillip Burgess over at Adafruit put together the simple guide to building your own wearable using the Arduino-like Gemma micro-controller, a vibrating mini disc motor and a handful of other affordable components.

You’ll find the full recipe at the link below. If you can handle a bit of precise soldering, you’ll easily be able put together a really cheap alternative to the Apple Watch, that will remind you to leave your desk just as efficiently.

Buzzing Mindfulness Bracelet [Adafruit via Hackaday]

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