If DIY Is Your Thing, You Can Now Build Small Wearables (No Engineering Degree Required)

If you are ready to build the next big thing, with quality, speed, and scalability, then read on.

zGlue believes in a future where you, and I can create our very own wearable devices. Joining the likes of Adafruit, whose whole business model is built on helping people build circuits into clothing and accessories, zGlue promotes a future where an engineering degree is not required. Using their technology, any individual can build a personalised hardware product as “easily and quickly as building a web application is today”.

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Photo Credit: zGlue

DIY Wearables Get A Helping hand

Their DIY vision came about in 2014. This was the time they realised that there was a need for a different kind of technology. “We saw that people needed technology that is cheaper than SoC, smaller than PCB, and with a much easier and faster path from prototype to production than traditional design and manufacturing services can offer,” stated their website. Continuing, “We knew that a new and different kind of company was needed to build it. That’s why we founded zGlue”.

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ZiP (zGlue Integration Platform) lets anyone design a custom, affordable, ultra-small, power-efficient chip for their own smart device using software tools. Photo Credit: zGlue

Invested by Sonny Vu, former CEO and founder of Misfit, the great thing about zGlue is that its IoT platform allows chips to be fully customised, eliminating the difficulties, high costs, long time to design and scale up, and risks associated with traditional semiconductor design. As the IoT market continues to grow at a breakneck pace, conventional monolithic SoC (System on a Chip) integration cannot meet the intense time-to-market and cost demands.

“zGlue wants to build a future where an idea can turn into a software model in minutes and into a finished hardware product in just days.”

Ideal for the creation of small wearables, zOrigin is the first product built using the revolutionary zGlue chip-stacking technology to make a custom-tailored. The startups objective to give everyone unlimited freedom for creating things that are smaller, faster, and cheaper than what standard SoC and PCB integration technologies can offer. zGlue wants to build a future where an idea can turn into a software model in minutes and into a finished hardware product in just days. “We want everyone to have access to the power of Moore’s Law, know the wonder of semiconductors, and experience the quality, speed, and scale of tomorrow’s technology. We’re not there yet, but we know the future is near”, stated their website.

Available for a very affordable $149.00 USD, you will be able to enjoy this innovation as of August 2018.

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Muchaneta Kapfunde

Founding editor-in-chief at FashNerd.com
Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. She is currently one of the leading influencers speaking and writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology and a regular contributor to digital news sites like Wareable.
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