Macetech’s LED glasses prototype

While there was no mention of it on their blog, [Garret] from mace tech was spied wearing some pretty cool looking LED glasses at MakerFaire last weekend. This morning, we noticed a Lytro gallery of the glasses and they look pretty cool (as a toy, not a fashion accessory). For those who haven’t played with Lytro, you can click around and refocus the image. Neat right? Back to the glasses.

Someone who we’re guessing is [Garret] spoke up on Reddit this morning explaining some tech specs and dropping a video of them in action.

The shades are a 20×6 matrix (with some pixel missing of course) driven by SPI from an integrated Arduino-compatible in the right temple. There is a Lithium-Polymer battery on the left temple. You can charge the glasses through USB, and download new code to it over the same connection. A button on the right temple allows switching between modes or auto cycling animated patterns.

8 thoughts on “Macetech’s LED glasses prototype

  1. just the thing for pulling the lady’s.

    it could scroll words across
    we geeks need better communication with the opposite sex.
    for instance
    thats a smashing blouse your wearing.

    1. Please make flat black and silver frame options.

      Also, make it easy for me to hack these so they respond to music.

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