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 Heads Up Display

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Corbin Das


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Heads Up Display
« on: Sep 10, 2019, 11:18 PM »
Proof of concept, at this point. My first attempt at something like this.

Not wanting something blocking my sight, but thought having something on the periphery might be cool. To that end, I built up something to see if it'd work.


 Basically, this is a power level indicator, used to tell you what the strength is for a battery.  Set against the inside of the helmet, above the visor cutout, the bar graph is aimed downward. Below that, there's a bent section of clear plastic. I'll experiment with glass, tinted film and other material.

 So far, it looks promising. The clear section only protrudes maybe 1/4" below the top of the T-slot cutout, so it doesn't block vision. Besides, I don't think I'd want the LEDs constantly on anyway.

 Another HUD idea I'm playing with is a wearable display, like a Vufine or similar setup. Basically, it's a small screen behind a magnifying lens. Not something you can see through, it's not a TRUE heads up display, but they're able to play any 720p color video, via an HDMI cable. Might be good for something like a small camera (night vision, rear view or drone camera?), GPS or compass, via a cable going to a smartphone,  or just something to watch videos with.  Not extremely practical for cosplay, but because the Vufine is portable, if you do other things, like fly drones, or ride mountain bikes, it can be useful for that.


 Not sure if the Vufine could sit close enough to the eye to be able to wear under a helmet. Might have to work more like the RF, where it'd set outside the visor. My understanding is it's like viewing a cellphone at about a foot away from your eye, though the screen is like only an inch wide. If you aren't going to use it for hiking, biking or drones though, it's probably not really something worth investing in, just for cosplay. That's just my opinion though. I could be wrong.

 Here's a rough idea I drew up on MS Paint, showing how you could possibly integrate the HUD and Vufine into a helmet. I added a camera on the center forehead, though having the Vufine show you a video of what's right in front of you seems pointless. Maybe in night vision mode, but seriously, are you going to cosplay in the dark? LOL



Thoughts or suggestions?

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