LED cyber eyes; more nerdy than just taping your glasses

Regular glasses are okay, but these light up and respond to your movement. [Dr. Iguana] is at it again, designing a very interestingly shaped PCB to augment your visual augmentation devices.

The circuit board has two thin curving wings which conform to the shape of a pair of glasses. In the middle there’s a larger area that holds most of the components but it’s still smaller than a common coin cell battery that powers the device. Over each eye there are a half dozen red LEDs which are driven by a PIC 12F1840. It can flash a bunch of patterns the but the interactivity is the real gem of the project. The doctor included an MMA8450 3-axis accelerometer. As you can see in the clip after the break, shaking your head this way and that will be reflected in the pattern of lights.


  1. XOIIO says:

    I’m sure this has a practical application, but I can’t think of one.

    It does, right?

    Anyways, hishead movement reminds me of johnny 5 for some reason.

  2. Ren says:

    Elton John, we’ve found the glasses you’ve misplaced!

  3. Funky Gibbon says:

    I have a nervous tick, can I upgrade?

  4. Galane says:

    Expand it to light strips all over the wearer and cosplay as an Adromeda band member from “Space Rockers”.

  5. Sisco says:

    Blinkers for bicyclists?

  6. jwrm22 says:

    Simplicity is key…

  7. nutcase says:

    And I thought the Entertainment Weekly piece was bad…………

  8. pcf11 says:

    Nothing is as nerdy as taping your glasses together!

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