AR and 5G could be the chocolate and peanut butter of tech in 2021 #WearableWednesday
Augmented Reality glasses developer Vuzix hopes 5G will give AR the boost it needs. With more bandwidth, edge computing and much lower latency, AR may become the realtime heads up display we currently only see in video games.
Standalone 5G AR glasses may come as soon as the next year or two. Shrinking all the electronics down to fit within a pair of glasses will take longer than that, but Travers thinks an imminent middle ground will be glasses tethered to a small wearable belt pack with a 5G connection and an all-day battery. It’s not the end game in a march toward lightweight cloud-based AR, but it’s a key step in demonstrating how 5G can boost AR to a new level.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.