Cyborg camera mask

[Ryan] whipped up this robotic masquerade mask to wear to his wife’s art opening / masquerade party, and its pretty wild. The prominent feature of this mask is a scavenged lens assembly from a typical point n shoot style camera, which is still connected to its electronics so it can go through its off and self check functions. You cant see through it, but with moving parts and a red LED inside, it does create an awesome cyborg type appearance,

The movement of the lens assembly is triggered by a thermistor inside of the mask’s nose piece, warm air exhaled onto to it for a given period of time changes the resistance and is monitored by a micro controller, which seems to act like a toggle style switch.

While there is not a build log, parts list, or many details, the schematic is provided for you to look over if you want to try and make your own.

 

Comments

  1. Velkro Smaak says:

    So, it doesn’t have a screen in it so that you can see through the lens? Is that for V2.0?

  2. Mane says:

    2-Smaak

    Adding a screen would be probably more uncomfortable than not seeing thorough the lens. Due to video lag and difference of perspective..

    I like this.

  3. nah! says:

    would be cool to have some sort of half transparent mirror beneath with the optical sensor still intact, to autofocus the lens continuously + one can see trough

    would be awesome for optical disabled people (without lense or extremely shortsighted people)

  4. fotoflojoe says:

    I’ll bet he has to fight off all the ladies when he’s wearing that!

  5. catzburg says:

    It’s kinda ugly, but I love the user interface

  6. Gert says:

    Have a movement detector control the zoom.
    It would be cool standing i front of the person and seeing the cam zoom in and out like it’s inspecting the person.

  7. nebulous says:

    @ fotoflojoe
    Who cares, he’s already married. Anyway, looks awesome and unique.

  8. o says:

    It would have been better without the schematic written on it, but I like the thermistor control.

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