If you’ve been eyeballing the progress of the Google Glasses, wondering when and how you can build your own, never fear – DIY makers are here! Maker Nur, who loves coffee and his cats (have cat ladies lost their flair?), devised a way to create his own smart eye-wear, using Raspberry-Pi and a homemade iOS Air App.
Nur calls the creation Air Glasses. The homemade smart eye-wear relies upon an application he calls the Air App. An Air App is a web-based, micro, push application, which takes the image on an iPhone and projects it onto the glasses, courtesy of Raspberry-Pi and a hotspot connection.
While the only hard supplies needed were sunglass frames, a Raspberry-Pi mini computer, video glasses LCD components and a mobile hotspot connection, mad hacking skills are a must for anyone planning to tackle this project. Only the best software engineers and app developers will make it out without a scratch!
Regardless, if you’re up for the challenge, you can save yourself a nice chunk of change by designing smart glasses yourself. Nur’s prototype doesn’t exactly include GPS and X-ray vision, but displaying the time is a good start. Nur may go on to develop more complicated Air Apps for the eye-wear, but only after he spends quality time with the kitties.
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