May 20, 2014

Raspberry Eye - the head-mounted computer

If you've been interested in wearable computing such as the Google Glass unit, but without the four-digit price tag then the next project by member genericsoma will be of interest. They have created a head-mounted computer based around a Raspberry Pi and a small colour display which is much more inexpensive than commercial technology but also offers more freedom to experiment or impress people with your prototyping skills.

With the use of USB WiFi and HID adaptors, the "Raspberry Eye" can stay connected and be easily controlled, and output is made possible by using a small display in conjunction with a fresnel lens - which produces a small projection screen that you can still see through. The following image is an example of the user's point of view:

An interesting experiment, and sure to be hacked with over time. For more information, visit the project web page. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Looking for a small yet useful OLED display for your Raspberry Pi (or Arduino)? Then check out our new 128x128 pixel OLED Module. With a diagonal size of 1.5" and 16,384 colours to select from, so almost anything is possible. Furthermore there's a microSD card socket, and removable tabs on each side which can hold LEDs and buttons:

And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page

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