build your own heads up display

heads up

okay, so i realize there’s not too much hackyness in this hack. it’s basically googles, fresnel lens, enclosure and a video source–then strapped to ones head in an uncool way.

all that said, i have a lot of things around here that can play video which are a lot smaller and lighter, so i think this is the start of a cool project….stay tuned.

15 thoughts on “build your own heads up display

  1. That’s actually a head-mounted display. A heads-up display is a display that augments reality, not replaces it.

    I’m plotting to make a go at some sort of heads-up display one of these days. ;)

  2. my dads corvette Z06 has a heads up display. you can turn off all the dash stuff and have it go dark and put it on the heads up display in the windshield. its dope.

  3. Has anyone thought about how a HUD from a Vette could be moved to 2005 Hummer H2 and make it work in that rig. I have been thinking about it but, thought someone may have already done it or new how to do it. I guess the HUD would not have to come from a Vette there may be another source that would work better. i do not drive H2 much I just show it and then let it set in shop whie I’m adding smehting else to it to raise another level for show competitions. If anyone can help with this I would be grateful.
    Thanks to whoever can hack this idea.

  4. I was working on a HUD actually, for my car computer. I was working out how to project an image, say from over my shoulder onto the dash mounted panel. I ahve considered using polarized film or etching 1024 x 768 dots onto the glass or using a one way mirror or something. Using a small LCD could work, but isn’t a “hack”. It’s covered ground. Anyhow, just thought I would drop a line.

  5. Defi makes a heads up display that displays numerical RPM or speed but not both numerically. One is always displayed with dots. You can e-bay it for about $200. Someone with some knowhow could purchase it and make a better copy and make his $$$ back by selling a few to his pals. I know this is not much of a hack but it can give you an idea on what type of display and film to us to make your own.

  6. hi… im a student of BSc electronics final year. i am considering a heads up display as a final year project. i would really like someone to guide me through the process…. how do i get started… where do i look for equipment.. etc etc.. my email is PLEASE… im in desperate need of help

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