Goggle camera mod

finished-goggles (Custom)

[Will] submitted his ski goggle mod. He has mounted an Oregon Scientific ATC3K digicam in his goggles. This should make recording ski trips a lot easier. Most of the electronics fit just fine in the mask, though he did need to use an IDE cable to extend parts of it to the custom pack mounted on the strap. We’re also curious how much wind noise he’s going to get on that microphone.

Comments

  1. Rich says:

    Am I the only person who read that as a google camera mod? Nicely done and that camera ain’t too shabby either, a respectable 640×480@30fps.

  2. Hackius says:

    I read google camera too

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    “We’re also curious how much wind noise he’s going to get on that microphone.”

    I’m guessing all of it.

  4. theonlyone says:

    ‘I read google camera too’

    me too :D

    nicely done, i’d say.

  5. fartface says:

    Um… the ATC3K camera records like crap. Plus it’s easy to strap to your head, arm, end of the ski tips.

    How can having it pressed against your forehead make it “easier to use”?

    I can control mine without effort, his you have to remove your goggles to control it. He also seemed to remove all the waterproofing.

  6. I swear it said Google Camera!
    I had to go back and check lol…

  7. misha says:

    a cool mod would be one mounted in a sealed ball with a weight inside the bottom inside another ball of semi-viscus liquid. If calibrated correctly, it should allow the camera to give smoother video when the skier / adrenaline junkie hits minor bumps along the way.

  8. Skyler Orlando says:

    I read Google Camera Mod as well. I was puzzled as to what camera Google came out with while I wasn’t looking. :)

    However, this is missing something important: A micro-projector to display current temperature, wind speed, velocity, and so forth on the goggle lens.

  9. emilio says:

    hmmm the site is slooooowly loading… or not.

    looks like a cool mod, and *nice* install!

    i agree that there could be a better place to put the cam than in the lens. aside from possibly obscuring the user’s view, modifying the goggle’s lens will have compromised the safety rating. drilling holes in shatterproof plastic can introduce micro-fractures or weaken it along one axis – especially on a narrower section like the nose clearance cut in goggle lenses.

    with the fabbing resources you have, consider something above the goggle’s lens for v.2. the same circuit enclosure and cable routing could be used, but the camera could be in a small waterproof box. with the right mounting the system could be added to goggles without modification and removed when you’re not using it.

    good work!

  10. HPIguy says:

    Too bad he used such a crappy camera. I’ve owned both the OS ATC2k and the GoPro and the GoPro wins hands down.

  11. M4CGYV3R says:

    If it fogs anywhere near as much as my ski goggles do it will be rather useless. Maybe I just have a hot face.

  12. Dennis says:

    How about make it measure the speed and display it realtime?

    Combine it with the iphone laser beamer seen on hackaday and project the mph reading into the camera’s upper right(left?) corner!!

    Now THAT would be a cool googgle gadget.

  13. cyrozap says:

    I read Google Camera mod, too. Maybe he can, with a netbook with cellular internet outputting the video to an HUD inside the goggles…

    Think: Google… in your goggles…

  14. richard says:

    google on the brain… i read it google too… lol… i thought they were doing something with the street view or something…

  15. morris says:

    I just wonder how he keeps snow out and prevents it from fogging – within five minutes my goggles are full of snow (albiet usually from full frontal contact with the trail!).

  16. Hirudinea says:

    I read google instead of goggle too, I guess we have google blinders on, or should I say googles.

  17. Darwin Survivor says:

    The camera should only fog up if your face is warm enough to heat up the back side of lense. As for wind in the microphone, if he places the mic just behind the lense, there shouldn’t be much.

  18. xMob says:

    I did something similar 5 years ago. I took a standard miniature PCB camera and mounted it inside my goggles. Recording was done with a PVR-A1.

    A video can be seen at http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-8213385985340335478

  19. George says:

    Google Ski view.

  20. will d. says:

    yeah i read that as google too, but i think i know why. those are goggles, not goggle. if this were a pants mod, you wouldn’t title it ‘pant mod’.

  21. mike b says:

    Wtf. I read google too and was like how the heck is street view gonna work down the side of a mountain…

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