HMD for biking?

Oh I'm looking into building an HMD for biking. I have the idea of using a miniature lcd from one of those video glasses to project an image onto a piece of one way mirrored acrylic and mounting all of this on a pair of safety glasses. an app displaying current, max and avg.speed and direction on my iphone would provide the information for the display. I'd likely have to add blinders on each side to block out light from the side. but because it is so bright on the other side of the mirrored acrylic i would be able to see through it making into a hud/hmd. any way i have a couple of questions. 1.) do the glasses display whats on the iphone at all times or only during videos? 2.) is this even feasible? below are images of what the iphone displays as well as a rough 2D solid edge drwaing

Question by senortaco 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Immersive HMD Discussion

Some of you may have already read my Instructable for the Immersive HMD (Head Mounted Display,) for those who haven't, it is here. I want to share more information about the build, and also get peoples ideas and opinions so lets see what people come up with! I am also happy to answer any questions about how it works, or what I am planning on doing with it. Currently in the works: I have a friend who is "flash savvy" helping me make the HUD interface. We will be streaming the feed from the webcam as the bottom layer of a flash file. We can then overlay well animated and styled objects over top of the feed. This allows the user to access whatever applications they find useful without having to change perspectives. The camera that I am waiting on has a far higher resolution that the screens are capable of outputting, so by selecting areas of the screen to "zoom in on" (expanding the selected area to fit the screen) you essentially have digital zoom. I will upload sketches of the adjustable screen mounts soon. ... and remember kids, the future is now! (for real! look around you)

Topic by Banfield Design 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

where i get the HMD system.?

Question by amey94 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

HMD, Can I use this? Answered

Hi all, I have a view finder from a camcorder of an unknown make. It has four wires 1 white and 3 grey. I was wondering if anyone had a way to test and find out which wire was which.  I dont have a oscilloscopebut any other ways are welcome. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

Question by Modarius 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i am looking for a way to create a fps-like head mounted display.

I have read looked at alot of the hmd's on this site, but none of them do anything more than show what you can already see without them. i want to build/buy (preferably build) a hmd with a compass, gps guiding system, battery life, ect. i know its alot, but i think it would be cool and useful in alot of cases.

Question by mr. nucleomitophobia 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Old Smartphone LCD as Head Mounted Display?

I've got an old HTC EVO 4G, otherwise known as the PC36100.  I'm attempting to create a 1 to 1 display to connect directly to my computer for a cheap Head Mounted Disply.  I've attempted to use various wireless RDPs.  However, the lag while attempting to do ANYTHING is horrible.  So I attempted to find an app that would connect directly to the phone via USB.  I found two.  Neither of which I feel comfortable dropping money on with such poor reviews and trials that don't work. So finally, I decided why not just use the LCD directly.  No messing with the hardware limitations of the phone at all.  So I took the phone apart.  I got right down to the LCD itself and found that it has a 17-pin input.  But, I don't really know much about it beyond that.  I can tell you that the cable reads: Career 06 94V-0 <->2 C36_FPC REV A I even have a picture of it.  I think it's attached.  If not, I'll fix that. Essentially what I want to know is, what do I need to make it be a fully working LCD monitor for my computer.  I know I'll need a module to convert the signal from what it is now to HDMI or VGA whatever the case may be.  I also know I need power to the screen.  But, beyond that, I don't know where to look.  I've tried looking up the cable information, but I'm not getting great results.  Any help in the matter, would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Question by seniorfrito 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago