Hands Free Recording – Looks Silly but is Super Effective

Video goggles

While most hackers probably like to claim they’re good at everything, no one is good at filming one-handed. Setting up a tripod and adjusting it every shot can be tedious — wouldn’t it be great if you could just film what you see?

That’s what inspired [Hans de Bruin] to make these camera goggles. He’s using those big old school safety glasses that you can remove the glass lenses from. From there he traced the outlineĀ and 3D printed an adapter that would fit snugly in the glasses while holding up a video camera — He’s using a Chinese version of the GoPro called the SJ4000, but it should fit a real one too.

But wait, you’ll get a headache staring into one pixeley LCD screen! [Hans] also added a biconvex optical lens between his eye and the camera – it’s the same kind used in Google’s Cardboard VR kit.

Sound like a tool you could use? Head on over to Thingiverse to grab the files and print it out!

16 thoughts on “Hands Free Recording – Looks Silly but is Super Effective

  1. Wouldn’t it be a lot better, and easier, to just strap it on your forehead? That doesn’t look like a hack to me, it just looks stupid.

  2. As I see it this would be for people that make unboxing or device presentation youtubes, not to walk around with or to compare to anything like google glass or anything like that.

    And it’s about the setup not about what camera you use really.

  3. I do think people look silly holding their cameras or phones on a birthday party or some kind of precious moment in life. They should be in the moment instead of trying to capture the moment.

    I think this is a great ideal.

    With that being said, I do believe they already have products with pin size cameras mounted on normal looking glass frames… I am not sure of the quality of the video, but they do exist.

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