Hardware hacker knocks up own Google AR glasses
Smashing Project Glass attempt
Google may have a pair of augmented reality goggles in the works but without an ETA, hardware hackers are already growing inpatient. One AR enthusiast has refused to wait and put together his own impressive DIY version of the hi-tech specs.
The voice controlled 3D goggles allow Powell to check schedules, ask for weather updates and even take photographs before immediately sharing them with his Google+ circles. All video was recorded real time without any doctoring, apparently. Check it out:
When Google's glasses hit the market, we'd expect the hardware to be much more portable that this. Still, it hasn't been long since the search giant showed off its Project Glass concept, so headsets off to Mr Powell for being so quick to turn the vision into reality. ®
Don't let augmentation get in the way of your reality
Can't HELP but notice the photo
Not just another positioning!
Re: Seems different
Iris projected imaging has been around for a while and is still being worked on, some guy recently took a Microvision ShowWX (pico projector that uses RGB lasers), added a very thick optical filter and projected the image straight onto his retina:
I wonder if the Google Goggles will use a retina projection technique, it'll mean you can still see the image in daylight conditions.
This seems to be glasses that have a screen inside, and display a stream coming from a camera with additional info overlaid. The Google thing look more like a heads-up display.
Still, he earned a beer!
Not really the same as the Google concept...
This is more a demo of Siri-style voice recognition than the location-aware, context-aware, image recognising concept Google was peddling.
Sure, Mr Powell copied the icons but the experience is not even close.
The glasses he uses also have a full size lens. Google is attempting the impossible (according to one AR expert by using a much smaller screen.