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DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

timothy posted about 3 months ago | from the up-close-and-personal dept.

Hardware Hacking 59

coop0030 (263345) writes "Noe & Pedro Ruiz at Adafruit have created a pair of open source near-eye video glasses combined with a Raspberry Pi. Their 3D Printed design turns a pair of 'private display glasses' into a "google glass"-like form factor. It easily clips to your prescription glasses, and can display any kind of device with Composite Video like a Raspberry Pi. They have a video demonstrating the glasses, a tutorial on how to build them, along with the 3d files required to print it out."

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59 comments

Just what we need - more glassholes (0, Flamebait)

sinij (911942) | about 3 months ago | (#46832973)

Just what we need - more glassholes

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46832989)

yeah and get rid of all those people walking around with radios tied to cameras too.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46832991)

I don't always tolerate glassholes, but when I do, I prefer open glassholes.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833195)

I see what you did there.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

NotDrWho (3543773) | about 3 months ago | (#46833059)

I would call this "ghetto glass." You have to spend real $ to move up to full glasshole.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (4, Funny)

WormholeFiend (674934) | about 3 months ago | (#46833337)

You mean "Pi holes".

Hmmm, pi.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46834973)

"Shut your pi hole" sounds more savoury.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (5, Informative)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about 3 months ago | (#46833443)

Wrong. The objections to glass are that there's a camera on them with no indication they're recording. I didn't watch the video (did we as a society just collectively say "fuck it, why type something out when you can talk into a camera?") but it doesn't look like there's a camera on there.

The privacy concerns are one thing. If you're just objecting to someone having a video display on their face, then you're simply being a Luddite, and this isn't the place for you.

If anything, you should be cheering this on: this is a competitor to google glass without the privacy issues.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#46834235)

Wrong, the objections are just from losers that are jealous or anti technology. Anyone with half a brain knows the camera is not recording all the time and you cant start recording with just your mind.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46839459)

Well it seems that lumpy was just proven right. I know a lot of people with GLASS and they have no problems and genuine curiosity, from what I heard 90% of the problems are with losers in SF who hate tech to begin with.

It's like the losers that bitched about ipads, just poor people that are jealous they dont have that shiny.

In your face. (2, Insightful)

westlake (615356) | about 3 months ago | (#46834339)

If you're just objecting to someone having a video display on their face, then you're simply being a Luddite, and this isn't the place for you.

I object to having a conversation with someone who hasn't the courtesy to maintain eye contact and to focus on what is being said but rather with what is on screen.

The screen is "in my face" never just "on his face."

I object to tech that encourages its users to become more insular and self-absorbed. If that makes me a Luddite so be it.

Re:In your face. (1)

houstonbofh (602064) | about 3 months ago | (#46836497)

If you're just objecting to someone having a video display on their face, then you're simply being a Luddite, and this isn't the place for you.

I object to having a conversation with someone who hasn't the courtesy to maintain eye contact and to focus on what is being said but rather with what is on screen.

Yeah... Smart phone users piss me off too... Here is an idea. Be annoyed with the asshole, not the tool the asshole uses. Even with this, the user can still look you in the eye and concentrate. Depth perception is totally screwed, so catch is probably out, however.

Re:In your face. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46838979)

You might like the Amish approach to technology in principle if not in practice.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (2, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | about 3 months ago | (#46833559)

I don't mind people using HMDs.

I mind people using HMDs with cameras attached that don't tell me that they're recording me.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46834903)

That are connected to a massive datamining/advertising company.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46834991)

But what's the difference between stealthily recording people with an HMD and doing so with a phone? If anything, the phone is less conspicuous.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 3 months ago | (#46835519)

It's not that easy to hide the phone. Having glasses on your head you can claim that you're not recording. Holding a cellphone in front of you, no such luck.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (1)

houstonbofh (602064) | about 3 months ago | (#46836513)

You realize that you have already lost this battle a long time ago, right?

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UT... [amazon.com]

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 3 months ago | (#46838043)

What battle? I didn't even know I've started fighting.

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46835511)

You are already being recorded everywhere you go. Our businesses, offices, and streets are all surveilled. Getting bent out of shape because some private individual *might* be recording you, when the corporations and state *already are* recording you, is pretty stupid. It's not like footage from those corp/gov cameras never makes its way onto the Internet or nightly news.

Your bitching amounts to "I don't want any more cameras filming me being a jackass."

Here's a tip: stop being a stupid asshole instead of worrying about the "glassholes."

"We sure need more [common sense]" indeed!

Re:Just what we need - more glassholes (1)

amxcoder (1466081) | about 3 months ago | (#46834525)

Actually this will open up the new phrase "PI-holes" :)

You can be an open glasshole! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46832977)

Just like goatse-man!

Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46832993)

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/brian-walsh/2014/04/22/elizabeth-warren-glosses-over-native-american-controversy-in-new-book

"“Everyone on our mother’s side — aunts, uncles, and grandparents — talked openly about their Native American ancestry. My brothers and I grew up on stories about our grandfather building one-room schoolhouses and about our grandparents’ courtship and their early lives together in Indian Territory.”

This is ironic because, until the Boston Herald first broke the news in April 2012 that Harvard Law School had repeatedly promoted Warren as a Native American faculty member, Warren never once mentioned these stories of her upbringing in a single press interview, speech, class lecture or testimony at any point, ever, in her decades-long career. What's more, Warren was not listed as a minority on her transcript from George Washington University where she began her undergraduate education, nor did she list herself as a minority when applying to Rutgers University Law School in 1973.

In fact, it was not until she was in her 30s and focused on climbing the highly competitive ladder of law school academia that Warren apparently rediscovered her Native American heritage. It’s important to note that entrance and advancement in the law school profession is governed by the Association of American Law Schools, which requires registrants interested in teaching at law schools to fill out a questionnaire detailing their education, experience, bar passage and, yes, ethnicity. This information is then disseminated to law schools around the country that, as Warren surely knew, are always on the lookout to add to the diversity of their faculty.

A copy of Warren's questionnaire currently resides in the Association of American Law Schools archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. However, only Warren herself has the authority to release the complete copy of her questionnaire and to date, she has refused to do so. "

Ditrty detestable lying democrat scumbag politician.

But I repeat myself.

Re:Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History (0)

Ultracrepidarian (576183) | about 3 months ago | (#46834387)

She's got you folks in a panic, doesn't she?

Re:Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History (1)

whistlingtony (691548) | about 3 months ago | (#46835199)

Remember folks, if you can't argue the facts, attack the person. Ad Hominem Attacks, for the win!

Very low-cost (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 3 months ago | (#46833013)

I get the whole idea, but frankly I'd start with something else than a 320x240 display with a composite video signal [adafruit.com] .

Re:Very low-cost (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833187)

Glass is only 640x360, so it isn't a bad start for a tenth of the cost.

Re:Very low-cost (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 3 months ago | (#46833471)

Google Glass is 640x360? Somehow I expected much more from them.

Re:Very low-cost (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833599)

You're not the only one. A friend of mine that loves google enough to give them his firstborn was ga-ga over google glass.

He finally got to try one. Reality shattered. Augmented reality? Hardly. Quality display? Only if it were 1990. Useful? No. Priced right? Only if you removed two zeroes. He was crushed.

He'll still buy anything else that says "google" on it, though, and give google any personal info they'd ever like to sell, because they're "open". LOL. The bad buy at the end of the movie Se7en was open about what he was doing, as well.

It's just a matter of time... (2)

MindPrison (864299) | about 3 months ago | (#46833015)

...before you see Google Glasses copies with Android from China, it won't look like your average Google glasses - but it will resemble those spy-glasses (video recorders) you can purchase already on eBay. I have several of these toys myself, and I'm amazed how high quality they are (not the eye-wear itself, they reek of cheap plastic, but hey...they're cheap!).

Re:It's just a matter of time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833091)

Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that the average school girls locker-room in Japan has at least one spycam per square inch?

Re:It's just a matter of time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833451)

Gogle Glass. Yes, I remember it fondly. It exploded half my face off.

That is the price you pay for getting knock-offs!

Re:It's just a matter of time... (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 3 months ago | (#46833579)

Exploding glasses? Who designed this, the same idiot that designed the computers for the bridge of the Enterprise?

OK Pi: (2)

Applehu Akbar (2968043) | about 3 months ago | (#46833023)

pi-goggles $ apt-get photo-app
pi-goggles $ photo-app -c "Take photo of approaching fist" -s "facebook.com" -a "Blow, Joseph"

*** CRUNCH! ***

That's amore (0)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | about 3 months ago | (#46833045)

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza Pi.

Re:That's amore (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46837513)

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza Pi.

It's Ebola!

thanks (1)

kuzeyozel (3630105) | about 3 months ago | (#46833047)

thank you for sharing...

Re:thanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46834183)

Thanks for being a faggot with a stupid post

Re:thanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46838079)

All my "right said fred" looking friends are disappointed by your comment.

Yes we are too sexy for your crap .. so sexy so "Whap!"

WMD on credit cabal theater of the pretard (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833069)

somebody call john forsythe http://news.yahoo.com/video/holland-uk-scramble-jets-intercept-104910484.html

What are the glasses? (1)

BobMcD (601576) | about 3 months ago | (#46833089)

I'm actually more interested in the glasses than the 3D hack-job...

The site is down - anyone recognize them?

Cool (0)

johnsie (1158363) | about 3 months ago | (#46833107)

I'd be willing to by this kit for a reasonable price, but I'm not going to sit down and built it myself.

Re:Cool (3, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | about 3 months ago | (#46833597)

Building it is part of the fun!

Hand in your geek card on your way out...

I Pi with my little eye (1)

xednieht (1117791) | about 3 months ago | (#46833163)

Pretty cool going to try it.

That VGA cable it's using... (1)

Roxoff (539071) | about 3 months ago | (#46833171)

... doesn't look -in any way- inconvenient.

Re:That VGA cable it's using... (1)

Matt_Bennett (79107) | about 3 months ago | (#46833411)

This doesn't use the VGA output from the Raspberry Pi- it uses the composite video output. 75 ohm coax isn't necessarily thin, but for short distances and the type of video they are talking about, even audio cables may be "good enough." As in "good enough" to get the resolution you would expect from composite video.

Re:That VGA cable it's using... (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#46834243)

The Pi has a VGA out? What the hell have I been buying that only has HDMI and composite?

no (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 3 months ago | (#46833219)

He had me until he said "It's easy to get Pi in your eye with..." and I just turned the video off.

It may be an excess of caution.... (1)

westlake (615356) | about 3 months ago | (#46833221)

.... or simply that as I age I am more protective of my vision.

But I would really like to see devices like these reviewed by eye doctors and other perhaps other specialists before I commit to building or wearing them.

Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (1)

BobMcD (601576) | about 3 months ago | (#46833359)

Here let me save you the time - "Unless they're sold to you by a licensed Ophthalmologist at five times the normal price, they are bad for your eyes."

Never ask the salesman what you should buy.

Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (2)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about 3 months ago | (#46833477)

Ask and ye shall receive [forbes.com] .

TL;DR: There are risks associated with all HUDs, but the likelihood of developing problems stems from having the eyes compete. A monocular display (or well-aligned binocular) should be fine, as long as the display is sufficiently different from the background view that the brain knows it's seeing something different.

Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (1)

dstone (191334) | about 3 months ago | (#46833775)

TL;DR: "the risk of wearing Glass appears to be low", according to a Eli Peli, who has been "con$ulting with the Glass team for nearly two years."

Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (1)

internerdj (1319281) | about 3 months ago | (#46833493)

Head mounted displays are used pretty regularly in military aviation. Issues typically involve either occlusion of field of view (which this project seems to utterly fail at) and additional weight putting strain on the vertebrae in the neck. The other thing about this is the use of personal viewing display which probably doesn't have a focal point of near infinity, which means you have to refocus your eyes between the real world and the displayed information. This looks like a really cool DIY project but it isn't a serious HMD.

Re:It may be an excess of caution.... (1)

westlake (615356) | about 3 months ago | (#46833873)

Head mounted displays are used pretty regularly in military aviation.

For young adults in their physical prime and entering an inherently high risk profession. Tech with an almost unlimited budget for research and development.

3D printed? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833545)

Why bother when you can buy Zoomies for 12$

tl;dr : how to strap a Pi to your forehead. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46833891)

that's cute, but what about the rest of the hardware and the tracking software?
The Pi is woefully underequipped and bulky for the purpose.
it'll be uncomfortable, big, clunky and will lack proper orientation detection, gps, 3g connectivity or wifi for that matter.
(and i'm not even on the subject of giving it a power supply).
then there is the matter of having to write the software to do
something useful
with it.
Another thing the Pi is underpowered for (voice commands? ha!)
If glass makes people look like androids, this would make you look like a malfunctioning borg unit.
the idea is cute, but ultimately terribly impractical.

Aziz Ansari is amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46835493)

A comedian, a raspberry pi enthusiast, and a 3d printing enthusiast?
Wow, Aziz is a total triple threat.

* Discretely hands slashdot a note... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46837315)

Run away from this place! - Morgan Freeman.

Another similar project (1)

katique (3635365) | about 3 months ago | (#46876841)

For those who are interested, there is another solution for DIY 'google glass'. Well, not glass, actually. The author calls it Raspberry Eye - a Borg-looking wearable computer based on RPi with 2.4" TFT LCD on a head strap mount http://hackaday.com/2014/04/20... [hackaday.com] and a submission on slashdot http://slashdot.org/submission... [slashdot.org]
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