[DEPRECATED] Arduino-Based Smart Glasses by a 13-year-old - Jordan Fung's Pedosa Glass

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Introduction: [DEPRECATED] Arduino-Based Smart Glasses by a 13-year-old - Jordan Fung's Pedosa Glass

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UPDATE: Pedosa Glass have been deprecated and we do not provide support for it anymore.

We have developed into Pedosa Innovation, a tech start-up founded by the developer of Pedosa Glass. We have continued to develop wearable technology, in addition to cloud infrastructure and STEM education programmes for kids in Hong Kong. Learn more at www.pedosa.org, or contact us at hello@pedosa.org.

UPDATE: I released the version 2 of Pedosa Glass which has a 3D-printed case and a more compact size, and I had an exhibit at Maker Faire Hong Kong 28-29 Nov!

I am Jordan Fung, a 13-year-old student from Hong Kong. I have been developing Android and iOS apps, and I've developed 6 apps (available on the Google Play store and iTunes App Store). In addition, I have also been doing Arduino programming and prototyping.

In this Instructable, I am going to introduce you to my latest project, the coolest project I've ever made - an Arduino-Based Smart Glasses - the Pedosa Glass!

I will also show show you how you can replicate one yourself!

Vote in the Wearables Contest if you enjoyed my project!

Check out the video introduction on Youtube:

Step 1: What's Inside?

UPDATE: Pedosa Glass have been deprecated and we do not provide support for it anymore. Please refer to the notice at the first step of this Instructables post.

The Pedosa Glass is powered by a single Arduino Nano running an "operating system" developed by me.

There is a tiny FLCOS display in the front. The AV signal from the Arduino will be displayed on it. It is equipped with 3 push buttons, in which 2 of them are control buttons and one of them be the home button, also equipped with a super-bright white LED for use as a flashlight.

Step 2: What Can It Do? - the "Operating System"

UPDATE: Pedosa Glass have been deprecated and we do not provide support for it anymore. Please refer to the notice at the first step of this Instructables post.

(The images are shot by placing my iPhone's camera in front of the display:)

The AV signal from the Arduino is a 120x96 BNW video, but still, it is readable.

The first thing you'll see when you boot up is the scrolling logo intro. Then, you will go straight into the main menu of the Pedosa Glass where you will be able to select between the Apps Drawer menu and the About Page.

Apps Menu: Currently, there are only two apps to choose from: the Timer and the Flashlight. They are both fully functional. I am working very hard to add more apps to the Pedosa Glass.

About Page: The information of the Pedosa Glass will be shown here.

Step 3: How to Replicate One Yourself?

UPDATE: Pedosa Glass have been deprecated and we do not provide support for it anymore. Please refer to the notice at the first step of this Instructables post.

Are you ready to make one yourself? Let's get started!

You'll need the following:

  1. An Arduino
  2. An FLCOS display with AV input
  3. Push buttons X 3
  4. 10K Ohm Resistor X 3
  5. 1K Ohm Resistor
  6. 470K Resistor
  7. Super-bright white LED

UPDATE: Thanks to @BrentN5, this is a link to the FLCOS Display:

http://www.banggood.com/FPV-Night-Vision-Goggles-Viewfinder-Monitor-Micro-Display-p-912901.html

Softwares:

  1. Arduino IDE
  2. TVOut Library (https://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/)

Then, you'll have to assemble the parts according to the circuit diagram above.

Download the Arduino project files in the attachments below and upload it on to your Arduino and you're good to go.

The software is not very complete in the current stage, I am working very hard to add more features to it. Feel free to give suggestions in the comments section below!

Step 4: Sum Up & Future Improvements

UPDATE: Pedosa Glass have been deprecated and we do not provide support for it anymore. Please refer to the notice at the first step of this Instructables post.

So that's all for my Pedosa Glass. In the future, I may improve it by adding bluetooth connectivity, more apps or maybe a 3D printed case (I actually own a 3D printer).

Anyway, thanks all for reading this Instructable! If you enjoy it, please like and share Pedosa Glass!

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions regarding my project!

Vote for my project in the Wearables Contest if you enjoyed this!

Email: jordanfung2002@gmail.com

Website: www.jordanfung.com

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I remember when you first posted this instructible, i was so impressed. And now seeing that you have a cloud service and a full company is a huge inspiration to me. Thank you so much.

hi, jordan fung,u are a great inspiration for us,

i have a question,being an entrepreneur,how much profit are u getting??

pls reply,as i took u as a seminar topic,so pls ,reply asap.

where is the arduino code , I cannot find it

Jordan I did not see any arduino coding over there

Error 404: code files not found!

Awesome. Kinda reminds me of the Google glasses.

How can a 13 year old do a such of thing?It is amazing!

Training and never give up.

thats japon for you :( i feel sorrr about my contry (tunisia) but im learning arduino on my own now i hope i can make great stuff too