Arduino Based Shutter Glasses of Fear (AbSGoF)

Introduction: Arduino Based Shutter Glasses of Fear (AbSGoF)

With this shutter glasses you are able to experience fear and probably more.
Old Elsa glasses are connected to an Arduino. The glasses are able to switch every 8ms and can be programmed freely.
Possible modes:
-> random: Glasses are transparent most day and get dark for 10 to 30 Sec. This can cause fear.
-> epileptic
-> puke
Please watch the great video:


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Step 1: How to Connect

Connect the 2 Pins as seen on the Picture to free Arduino PWM ports.
Its the second and the third pin controlling the left and right LCDs. The first pin will control both.
On the other side connect 5V + and ground.

Thats it.

Activate an LCD with:
analogWrite(9, 40);
where 9 is your PWN port.
Deactivate with:
analogWrite(9, 0);

Possible improvements: Add 2 LEDs to enhance the dazzle effect.

Step 2: Code Used in Project

Thats how you activate the to Pin 6 connected LCD:
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int Pin6 = 6;
int saft = 40;

//activate:
analogWrite(Pin6, saft);
//deactivate:
analogWrite(Pin6, 0);
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Example, flickering LCDs with big delay:
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int Pin6 = 6; // LED connected to digital pin 9
int Pin9 = 9; // LED connected to digital pin 9

int saft = 40;

void setup() {
// nothing happens in setup
}

void loop() {
analogWrite(Pin9, 0);
analogWrite(Pin6, saft);

delay(200);

analogWrite(Pin6, 0);
analogWrite(Pin9, saft);

delay(2000);
}
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    19 Discussions

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    Sky Coyote
    Sky Coyote

    10 years ago on Introduction

     I'm not quite sure if this is obvious or not, but could these be used for watching things in 3D? Or is the flash rate not fast enough/inability to sync?

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    drakesword
    drakesword

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder the same thing ... i will see about it in this up coming week!

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    Kasaron
    Kasaron

    11 years ago on Introduction

     These can be used to reduce car sickness

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    tournament
    tournament

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    how?
    you mean this invention isn't completely useless?
    (except the dangerous factor of random-
    and the wonderful puke- and epilepticmodes)

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    robotguy4
    robotguy4

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Hmmm...

    I guess if you had it black out once it detected an extended time of movement, that would stop you getting carsick...  However, good luck if you're the driver...

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    Kasaron
    Kasaron

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, if pulsed at a certain speed, it negates the disorienting effect of carsickness. It would obviously be mostly for passengers, especially those that enjoy reading while in the car.

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    robotguy4
    robotguy4

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Really?  That would be good!


    Also, this could be used to find the refresh rate of monitors, provided you add a way to change the "blink" rate.

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    Kasaron
    Kasaron

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The rate of pulse is 4hertz with a dwell of 10 milliseconds. Meaning it turns the LCD on at a rate of 4hz, for 10 milliseconds per "on" cycle. After about 60 seconds, you forget they're there.

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    tournament
    tournament

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, I will implement this. As soon as I have nothing else to do :)

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    socardeamon
    socardeamon

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have 2 elsa glasses and I try to make my own driver. but i cant override the 75 Hz frequenci filter I try buil a glasses for a 50 Hz TV or 60Hz LCD.

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    lieuwe
    lieuwe

    11 years ago on Introduction

     you could probably use these as dimmable glasses, just use pulse width modulation and you should be able to make them darker/lighter, add a light sensor and it'd be truly awesome...

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    robotguy4
    robotguy4

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm pretty sure Zaphod Beeblebrox had a pair...

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    ikestarm17
    ikestarm17

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I can't watch the video! Put it on youtube or another video site and then get the embedding url and place it in the "video" box above where you srite the text for the instructable. :)

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    tournament
    tournament

    11 years ago on Introduction

    ELSA was a german technology corporation building graphic cards and modems. They also produced this shutter glasses. Every other shutter glasses should work also.