To an experienced hardware hacker, making a wearable computer from scratch is relatively easy. Usually the process takes about a month. Fixing the kinks to make an every-day-use system takes a bit longer...there is no substitute for actually wearing one.
However, for those (like myself) who are less experience with hardware, the process can be painful. The Lizzy design was created to minimize the financial risk and to allow people interested in the software, applications, and human factors issues to get up to speed as quickly as possible.
Even so, the Lizzy design does not represent what a hardware guru can do. Below are starting points for making systems that may be cheaper, more powerful, or smaller than Lizzy.
Last modified: Fri Apr 9 14:57:26 EDT 1999