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Just a boy living in suburban Utah trying to find his way through life.....and hobby engineering.

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  • Facial Recognition Mirror With Secret Compartment

    Haha that would be awsome! Thank ou for your comment!!

    Thank you so much!!

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  • Facial Recognition Mirror With Secret Compartment

    Haha yes I never thought of that! Great question. Thank you!

    Haha I'll take that as a compliment 😁

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  • Facial Recognition Mirror With Secret Compartment

    Hi Garage_Shop_Crafter, thank you so much! Go Utes! ;)

    Hi Meglymoo87, thank you! I actually did not cover that so it's a great question. From my experience, if you simply walk parallel to the mirror it will not open the compartment. When the Pi is hooked up to a monitor you might see that it catches that there is a face there but it won't have enough confidence to open.I found that the more you face the camera near the same orientation (i.e. distance, angle, sometimes lighting, etc) you were when you captured the data set, the more confidence it has. But with things like distance and angle, it usually has enough confidence to recognize your face (as long as it's not too extreme).I just had this idea now so I haven't tried it yet but if you train multiple sets of your own face at different angles (say a complete profile) and then just add them…

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    Hi Meglymoo87, thank you! I actually did not cover that so it's a great question. From my experience, if you simply walk parallel to the mirror it will not open the compartment. When the Pi is hooked up to a monitor you might see that it catches that there is a face there but it won't have enough confidence to open.I found that the more you face the camera near the same orientation (i.e. distance, angle, sometimes lighting, etc) you were when you captured the data set, the more confidence it has. But with things like distance and angle, it usually has enough confidence to recognize your face (as long as it's not too extreme).I just had this idea now so I haven't tried it yet but if you train multiple sets of your own face at different angles (say a complete profile) and then just add them as different ID's I think you could get it to work at various angles (with changing the code slightly as well). I hope I answered your question, if not, let me know. Thank you again for your comment!

    Thank you!

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  • Uware: a DIY AR Headset

    Thanks nuruulhusna!! I sent it!

    Hi jzooms, I sent the code! Sorry for the late reply

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  • Uware: a DIY AR Headset

    Thank You PsiionicVII! I just sent the code :)

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  • Uware: a DIY AR Headset

    Hi Tankster10002, sorry for a late reply but I just sent the good ;)

    Hello DylanSweg, the magnets are used for the charging of the headset. It's kind of just a novelty aspect but since magnets conduct electricity I thought it would be a cool idea.

    Hey Hamed Hafezi, That sounds like an awesome Idea! Sorry for a late reply but I can get that to you if you have an email address.

    Hey Mustafa, sorry for a late reply but I just sent the code to your email! Thanks

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  • Hey sf_designs, I'm so sorry for a late reply but I haven't been on instructables for quite a while, thanks for your interest--I'll send to code!

    Hi NagerLB, sorry for taking so long to reply, it's been a minute since I've been on here but Ill get the code for you thanks

    Hey ee7, sorry for taking such a long time to reply, I haven't been on my account for a while, I send the code now thanks!

    Hola, lo siento por una respuesta muy tardía (ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que verifiqué por cuenta). Enviaré el código ahora, gracias

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  • Hey buddy, sorry for the extremely late reply I'll get that sent rn:)

    Hey PavanV17, sorry for such a late reply I'll send the code!

    Hi Capivak thanks for the question, but could you be a little more specific? I'm not quite sure what you mean srry

    Hey Dex21 I'll send the code rn:)

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  • Sorry for a late reply I'll send it right now :) Thanks for your comment btw!!

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  • I sent it :)

    Thank you Cerclique, Ill send a copy!!

    My pleasure Capivak! I'll send a copy (the code is far from being efficent so i'm not sure it would a good idea to post buggy code)

    Thanks (Alfred) JaehyeonY! I'll send it.

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  • Hello, sorry for the late reply I'll send the code....hope it goes well!!

    Hey gdimitrov1, thanks for the questions!! (1) I tried to make it fit fairly snug around the head since there would be no support from a nose bridge, and while this works sort of well, moving around naturally is kind of challenging. I expect later versions to be lighter so that it won't fall down because of its weight. As for the second question i'm not quite sure what you mean....the glass should be at a 45 degree angle to the mirror on the inside so it can reflect the light of the OLED into your eye. I'm not sure if this answered your question so please do not hesitate to clarify:) I'll be sure to send the code and thanks again for your comment and questions!!

    Thanks Alvin kim I'll send the code now:))

    Hey LiamB54, thanks for the comment and sorry for the late reply ill send the code!!

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  • Hello CatsinHeat,Sorry I had no Idea, I will try to figure it out but i've been rather busy (It took me a while to reply to all these new comments). I will do some research and see if I can fix it soon.

    Great Idea!!I sent the code:)

    Sure thing sjrocky, can you provide me with an email please? I don't think it is a good idea of putting code that is a little bugy on the internet so people don't get confused:) Thanks!!

    Thank you! I sent the code!

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  • Hey Ulysses G,Glad to see you actually made these. Nice job!:{) btw the jack is for people who don't like to make....So KEEP MAKING!!!Awsome, Daniel Quintana

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  • bhvm.......I.......LOVE IT!Thanks for your reply on such an old instructable! I really appreciate it!

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  • Sure thing!!Good Day,Daniel Quintana

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  • Thanks, I'll send the code. Sorry for the late reply I was at a music festival about ten days ago and just barely got back from hunting.

    Hey meemarks, Thanks for your reply and thank you for taking your time to write such a comment. I can send you the arduino code but I have yet to find a way to send anyone the app. Once I do though I'll let you know! (love to hear from people around the world btw)Daniel Quintana

    Also, sorry for the late reply I was at a music festival about ten days ago and just barely got back from hunting.

    Hey, sorry for the late reply I was at a music festival about ten days ago and just barely got back from hunting. I don't quite understand what you mean when you say," I would like to send it by mail". If you want my email adress I could give it to you over a private message. Could you please clarify? Thank you anyways though, your comment means a lot!

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  • Alright, I sent the code to your gmail!

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  • Hey CreeperKiller270, No one else can see what is being displayed except for the person wearing the head set. In a dark room a person may be able to see a blob of light coming from the opening by the lens (if they are standing on the left side of you) but because of their distance from the lens and the glass/prism distorting the image further you wouldn't be able to view what the person wearing Uware is seeing. Thanks for the question!!

    Hi SilvianE, thank you so much for your compliment. I have yet to find a small display with better resolution ( besides a 72*32 0.5" oled display). I will keep looking however. Let me know if you find anything:{)!!

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  • Yes they are in inches, if your scale the models up by 2540% they will be the correct size.

    Sure thing! Once I have it made I'll put an update on the 2nd step. However I would like to say that a .96" display is rather large and the design would hang off your head more. I know that they are cheap but a .49" is only $8 ( though resolution is poor). Anyways I will try to get the .96" design made. Thanks for the reply.

    I'll try to post a picture ASAP. I haven't been at home lately so I don't have access to my materials. In the meantime here is the link to the lenses https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CF5ZXKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Hello AshleyT82, If you look in step 8 the second picture shows a thin piece of plastic in front of the mirror. This is where I placed the lens. If you need more clarification or even another picture just let me know!!

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  • Hello PaulA23, Wow..... this comment means a lot to me as a maker. Thank you so much for taking your time, to inspire a strangers spirit to become the best he can be. I cannot tell you how many people would really take a step back and look at this project. A lot of work did go into in to it and is definitely my most challenging make yet. The fact the you were one of the only people to really think of what was made is crazy. In fact, you read my mind. I did think a lot of people wouldn't appreciate its simplicity and the reason for all the improvements was because of that. Thank you again for giving ME a moment to step back and to see what I actually created. I hope nothing but good comes your way. Again, thank you so much!!Inspiring day, Daniel Quintana

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  • Hey isdubkov,Thanks for your reply. As for the picture I have few but they are fairly blurry and do not do Uware justice. My camera uses auto focusing which makes it hard. Even awall99 said it was impossible and he had to use a video trick (Photoshop maybe, idk?) to show what it would look like. I do not think it is impossible, just extremely difficult. Once I do get a good picture I will let you know (and I promise it won't be Photoshop). Thanks again for your comment, it means a lot.G00d day, Daniel Quintana

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  • Thanks Ulysses G!! It means a lot coming from a great maker (your 3D Printer Fume Purification Enclosure looks tidy and awsome btw). It's also nice to see another close to my age making. It makes me confident in what I do! I did my best to make the design unique and I'm glad you like it! Good luck in the invention challenge and fidget spinner challenge! VOTED!!Creative Day, Daniel Quintana

    Thanks mjfielden!! I also can't wait:)

    Hi JeromeS29,Thanks for the question. If you take a look at step 8, the third picture in the step shows where the OLED goes inside the enclosure (bottom right of the picture). Picture this, if you put Uware, on the right side is where the module goes (where mirror lens and reflective glass goes). This is the side. Where the enclosure becomes thicker, from left to right, is where I placed my OLED. Let me know if you need a picture to clarify.

    No problem! That sounds great, I don't see why not! I'll send a private message with my email in it.

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  • Great job!! I really have to make one. I had no idea about the fuems.:))

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  • awall99 wow it's you! I'd say you were one of my first inspirations knowing that AR was even possible to fathom by the common maker. It was a good start. Especially the lens part. I think I could be an optometrist now!

    Thanks DejayRezme! The oled screen I am using does not have great resolution, 64*32. However I was kind of thinking along the same lines as you. Maybe not a smart phone but possibly a cheap MP3 player screen (full color) would work. I guess great minds think a like!! Thanks for the reply and input.

    Hey Java Programmer,Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to look into it. That's crazy resolution!!Thanks for your reply also. As for the gesture sensor, it is an APDS9960 module. As far I know it uses 4 directional IR sensors that can tell the direction of an object moved above it. If you want more info go check out Sparkfuns website. It's a good little module complete with gesture sensing, color sensing and proximity all for $15.Fantastic Day, Daniel Quintana

    I sent the email!!

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