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By Michael Lo
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About this project

Before reading this story please accept my apology as there's no fancy video and well edit photos.  I don't have money for it.  Most of my budget goes to designing and prototype (with many times failure) .  I hope you like this idea and give you some inspiration to make the world better.   Please share with friends who're using Moto360. 

Beginning

When the time I first look at Moto 360, I think there should be a way to allow user to add a bezel and act as control wheel. 

The biggest advantage of using wheel on a watch instead of touch screen is that the screen doesn’t need to cover by finger during control, and especially on a small screen.

How does it work?

Then I start to think how I can make it real. Few weeks later I come up an idea to make it work but keep it slim, no battery needed and no SDK required for developers. 

The idea is very simple, the bezel act like a stylus. There’s a transparent conductive film connected between the bezel and the screen. So when user touches the bezel, an electrical signal will send through the film to the screen. So the rotation motion will simulate the action as you move around the edge of the round shape screen.  

After months of design, trial and error, I’ve made my first prototype and it function exactly the same as my plan.

DEMO:

This is a simple demo app to show how this hardware work.  Around Moto 360 display screen cut into 4 parts called A,B,C and D.  When the watch received "Touch" signal, related letter will show in the middle of screen.

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Advantage

  • Battery is not required
  • Slim.  Only 2mm diameter increased!
  • Extra protection
  • Easy for developer to develop.  No SDK required and there're many possibilities (even Games!)

 Beato Bezel comes with 2 colors: Electroplating Black and original Silver (Matt finished)

 Thank you for your support and if you have any thought or comment, please let me know via email info@bea.to

NOTE: Moto360 smartwatch not included

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing
Bezel and Plastic housing has no difficulty for production. The highest challenge would be transparent conductive film. Plastic film has to be conductive in order to send signal to touch screen surface. Accuracy and durability are also important for this product.

Delay
We will collect feedback and comments from Kickstarter user and we will determine if minor change is needed. The only reason for delay is to improve our product into a better state.

Any unexpected problem we will update on Kickstarter.

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