Smart Watch that uses Raspberry Pi Computer running Windows 98

Smart Watch that uses Raspberry Pi Computer running Windows 98

You can boot the legendary Windows 98 Operation System straight from your self-made smart watch. A recreational inventor has managed to do it precisely with a Raspberry Pi.

The self-proclaimed amateur tech-maker 314REACTOR set out to put his Raspberry Pi Model A+ to use and built an improvised smart watch powered by Windows 98.

In addition to the Pi, the DIY watch also packs a 2.4-inch touchscreen, a modest 1,000 mAh as well as a simple on and off switch. But you will need a few more things to complete the entire assemblage.

Since Windows 98 isn’t readily available for Raspberry Pi, the crafty Redditor resorted to emulating the system via popular virtual software QEMU.

As expected, running a desktop operating system on a tiny DIY watch barely makes for a smooth performance, but you can still off playing some games on the device.

314REACTOR says he managed to get Minesweeper running – though it was pretty sluggish. He also has plans to try playing Doom. For more details and tips on how you can put together your very own Windows-powered smart watch, please go to Inventors Electronics Project Blog.


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