A few days ago, a new model of Google Glass was seen on the Internet, a virtual reality glasses that Google presented a long time ago and that soon after its project was canceled. Although its design and functionality has been able to go beyond the wishes of the owners of Google. A young maker named David Quintana has managed to reproduce these glasses thanks to Free Hardware and 3D Printing.
This model that they have called UWare is not autonomous like the original glasses, but needs to have a smartphone nearby to connect and offer information, but it is still useful.
Both the housing and the supports have been printed on a 3D printer. Then it has been used a 3,5-inch screen that sits at eye level. This display is connected a bluetooth module and an Arduino Nano board, in such a way that it connects with our smartphone and receives all the notifications and messages from the mobile screen.
David Quintana is a lover of hiking. While doing this sport, he needed to consult a lot the screen of his smartphone and it occurred to him to build this mechanism. A simple but useful and powerful mechanism that we can all make at home. David Quintana has published the construction guide as well as the files necessary for its construction in the Instructables repository.
The cost of this gadget is much cheaper than the original Google Glass. While Google Glass had a cost of more than 100 euros, this gadget does not exceed 60 euros, a more affordable cost for many users, but we must warn that it is not as powerful as the original model.
In any case, Being a Free Hardware project, modifications and customizations are allowed. This means that we can attach a Raspberry Pi board and get more power for little money Do not you think?