[Codeninja] has been sending us some great hacks over the years, and we’ve just learned that his attention has been on building wearable computers lately! He’s currently on his third iteration of a Google Glass-like prototype, which features a motorized element which allows for the retraction of the screen.
There’s not too much info on his blog about them, but we do know he’s using a Raspberry Pi, a few small servos, and a pico LCD screen. Most of the frame is 3D printed, and it also features a hidden camera, accelerometers, and a few environmental sensors.
He’s uploaded an animated gif of the mechanism that moves the display away from his eye, and it looks straight out of some science fiction movie — check it out after break!
His first foray into wearable computers was back in 2005, when he made a real-life Tron game. We’re surprised we haven’t covered it before!
We’re excited to see his next prototype which he plans on making much smaller, sleeker, and sexier. We believe him too — after all, he did bring us the RFID Terminator Gun years ago!