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

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

Comments

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iLoveComputerz64 made it!(author)2017-06-03

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.

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SangeethaK4 made it!(author)2017-03-10

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.

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Ayushi+Mishra made it!(author)2017-01-01

where is the arduino code , I cannot find it

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vasanth+vasee made it!(author)2016-09-29

Jordan I did not see any arduino coding over there

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Suraj+Grewal made it!(author)2015-12-15

amazing,how did you find such HUD compatible display?


I had bought a crt viewfinder and re incased it for making it small back in 2013.

here are its pics.

sorry,didn't make instructable on it.but soon will

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Suraj+Grewal made it!(author)2015-12-15

Your display is quite expensive....mine costs 10$ and has extremely high resolution.

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VardaanB made it!(author)2016-07-03

Where did you get this display?

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basementmaker made it!(author)2016-04-01

Looks great. Good job

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matej101 made it!(author)2016-02-15

Error 404: code files not found!

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andrew_bentley made it!(author)2016-01-26

Awesome. Kinda reminds me of the Google glasses.

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Kwan+Lik+HangK made it!(author)2015-11-28

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

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OliverD10 made it!(author)2016-01-09

Training and never give up.

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HaythamL made it!(author)2015-12-03

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

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Suraj+Grewal made it!(author)2015-12-15

I think you should wire the brightness up down wires to a switch before 3d printing a case

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Suraj+Grewal made it!(author)2015-12-15

Good job man.

when I was 13,

I mostly made super easy wooden crossbows (7 of them, proficiently made but badly documented)

and a few electronic analogue circuits

and my every attempt to create an Instructable failed badly, and guess what?

they still are the worst. :p

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Kwan+Lik+HangK made it!(author)2015-11-28

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

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Supersonic415 made it!(author)2015-11-26

The diagram is kind of hard to read (then a gain I have no experience). Could u add more pics or a simpler diagram? Also where is the power source and the charger port

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DRAWNF made it!(author)2015-11-23

Where are The Programs??

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Digital+Flame made it!(author)2015-11-22

Woah, thats amazing, and the software looks great! Voted, hope you win! ;)

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MR+Ts+Cousin made it!(author)2015-11-21

Did you ever consider putting the 2 buttons on a watch so you can access them easily.

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FloppidyDingo made it!(author)2015-11-17

This is awesome! When I was 13 (I'm 16 now), I made a minicomputer based on the arduino uno. But this beats Gilbert by a long shot! I had the idea of making one of these things a while ago, but using some form of ARM processor or something. Thanks for indirectly reminding me! Maybe this can be a good side project while I'm making my game console (instructable in progress here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Pentium-III-Game-Console/ Could really use some support). I can see a successful future for you, Microsoft better watch out!

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Imetomi made it!(author)2015-11-17

Very nice project Jordan, and you're only 13. This is amazing. I hope you'll develop this glass, because it has a lot of possibilities. I mean you can make it smarter.

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PrachitTS made it!(author)2015-11-16

Awsome instructible Jordan , im gonna vote for you ! What else can be
done to power the glasses ? other than USB i mean..please upload the OS
asap.

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UgurD1 made it!(author)2015-11-16

Jordan maybe use it xyz accelometer and using mouse this smart pedosa glass . It is possible. good luck

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zhaymoor made it!(author)2015-11-16

great job man :D :D

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yaswanth+raj made it!(author)2015-11-15

nice

good job

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yaswanth+raj made it!(author)2015-11-15

hm nice

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GlassUp made it!(author)2015-11-15

Great job Jordan!

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VG_Makes made it!(author)2015-11-14

dude this is awe some

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2015-11-11

HOLY COW-DUINO! (see what I did there? :) )

I'm 13 too, and I have no idea what anything about arduino means, But from what I can understand, this is AWESOME!!!

Also, What battery did you use? Li-ion/li-po or something like that?

I've also voted for you in the "Wearable Tech" contest

I watched the video, and by "Smart Glasses" do you mean something like the "Google Glass"?

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993848217 made it!(author)2015-11-14

He didn't use any bettery. 5V usb voltage in.

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iLoveComputerz64 made it!(author)2015-11-13

Jordan, This is amazing! I am very inspired by this.

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carefreepenguin made it!(author)2015-11-13

Where do you download the Pedosa Glass OS?

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jordanfung made it!(author)2015-11-13

The operating system was developed by me.
However, the file which were originally in the section above is missing
I will try to upload it again so be sure to check back later

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carefreepenguin made it!(author)2015-11-13

I think you should name the OS the PedOSa

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morsed2 made it!(author)2015-11-12

Excellent project. BTW your english is very good, well presented and easy to understand. One question, is the output to the display from the arduino NTSC/PAL or is it digital?

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PhilipT17 made it!(author)2015-11-13

He is using the TVout library which does NTSC/PAL

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morsed2 made it!(author)2015-11-13

Thanks

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WinpaweenA made it!(author)2015-11-13

Pretty Neat Glasses

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gmt918 made it!(author)2015-11-12

I am not trying to be rude, but there aren't really any clear instructions on how to make the glasses. The idea and prototype is really awesome, don't get me wrong, but it would be cool if there was instructions on how to make it, especially how you did the software part.

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Dombomb123 made it!(author)2015-11-12

Pretty Neat Glasses for a kid to make

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GreenMoon made it!(author)2015-11-12

I don't think the Arduino code files are posted here...

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PC-GUY1 made it!(author)2015-11-12

Very good. I wil be looking forward to future developments.

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BrentNewhall made it!(author)2015-11-09

Wow, great Instructable! Very impressive!

Is this FLCOS similar enough to what you're using to be usable for this project? http://www.banggood.com/FPV-Night-Vision-Goggles-Viewfinder-Monitor-Micro-Display-p-912901.html

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g4ipz made it!(author)2015-11-12

Really nice project but the cost of the display from Banggood shipped to the UK puts it right out of my reach at £40 GBP :-(

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jordanfung made it!(author)2015-11-09

Thanks!
Btw I think that's the one
Thanks for providing the link, I will credit you for that!
Be sure to like and share my project!

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donfrench made it!(author)2015-11-12

They're great! They really are! But if and when you start to take an interest in the opposite sex, you might want to leave them at home in the dresser drawer when you go out in public. Unless of course you can find someone who is smart like you and adores you for your brain. And let's hope you do because that is who you want anyway. Great project!

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AftabJ2 made it!(author)2015-11-12

Congrats and keep it up

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Gadget93 made it!(author)2015-11-12

What is the purpose of your smart glasses? What does it do?

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Srinivas+kundalagiri+ made it!(author)2015-11-12

Nice work dude

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