Raspberry Pi Zero W Smart Glasses

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This is a project that I've been working on and it's a pair of Raspberry Pi Zero W -based Smart Glasses. It has a single 240x240 IPS display [ST7789VW] that runs at 60 hz, a camera for doing hand tracking etc. (optional) and a 3d-printed frame to hold it together.

I was annoyed by the shear amount of Arduino smart glass clones on the internet and I needed a bit more powerful (and affordable) smart glasses so I created this project. All of the STL-files are free to download from Thingiverse, the demo programs are on GitHub and I've made a series about this project on YouTube for you to follow along if you want to build this / something similar.

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You can find all of the videos from this playlist:
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • 1 × 1.3" ST7789 Display [240x240 IPS]
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Module
  • 1 × 0.6 mm PETG for the reflector
  • 1 × Chassis (3D-printable)

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PolyPrintYT wrote 06/11/2022 at 11:24 point

what screws do i need?

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Andrew Garber wrote 10/28/2021 at 13:05 point

Pepper's ghost trick to get the display to show?

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Nazareth Berlanga wrote 10/28/2021 at 12:57 point

I've got a pair of Amazon Echo Frames right now, but I would love to upgrade to something like this. Have you ever thought of 3D printing the entire frames? You might be able to make it more compact.

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rick fleischer wrote 08/18/2021 at 15:54 point

How do you focus your eye on the image?

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Xasin wrote 08/18/2021 at 18:04 point

Looks like there's a big chunky lens in the beam path that probably shifts the focal point far enough back that it's comfortable to look at.

At least, that's about the only reason for that big glass-looking thing next to the half-mirror

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