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 Helmet Hud possible ?!?

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Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« on: Jul 24, 2014, 10:56 AM »
Recently I have been thinking if it would be possible to make a helmet that had a H.U.D that the wearer could opertate hands free using their eyes and voice.  I have come to realize that it is entirely possible.  Please bear with me as I try to explain.

In 2012 a team of Canadian students invented the eyeselect glasses.  These glasses track the movement of the eye from a relatively close distance and cost  $110 to make.
 http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/251178/bcit-students-eyeselect-glasses-give-hope-to-als-patients/

 The second piece of the puzzle is a mini computer like the Mk802 android mini pc.  Which is a little larger than the size of a usb thumb drive. While it doesn't have a internal battery  one could be made and power supplied  through the 5v plug in. It has a usb port so you can add a hub and a few other peripherals.
https://www.miniand.com/products/MK802%20Android%20Mini%20PC#buy

  The third piece of the puzzle is the display which had to be compact enough to fit inside the helmet. the lumus dk32 and dk40 appear to fit the bill. In fact if the dk40 was used one could possibly add a few more features from using the 5mm camera.
http://www.lumus-optical.com/index.php?Itemid=15&id=9&option=com_content&task=view

While all these work individually it may take some engineering to get them to work together.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2014, 01:25 PM »
And the only person who would see it would be your self.  Which is the down side to such a thing showing it off would be nearly impossible at a convention unless you were to take you helmet off for every person interested to put their head in.  Not to say it isn't a cool idea, as it would allow you to see info about the con and even check your email while in kit. 

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2014, 01:44 PM »
I'd find a way to rig up a demo piece for people to try.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2014, 02:11 PM »
Well, my HUD is a clock  ;D


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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 24, 2014, 04:15 PM »
You can probably erase everything on this list outside the Lumus.  Just add a bluetooth touchscreen adapter (you can get them from Adafruit) and find a 2 inch 4-wire touch screen (it's basically the film that overlays an LCD screen, similar to what they use on point of sale touchscreen terminals) you can adapt into your gauntlet. 

The Lumus has an onboard Android computer, so there's no need to have 2.  I'm willing to bet these glasses are gonna be extremely expensive though.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2014, 04:43 PM »
On board computer?  There goes the mk802.. id still use the eyeselect as a mouse  tied in to the lumus.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 21, 2014, 09:31 AM »
That's not really a HUD, it's a monitor in front of your eyeball.

HUD's require projection, which is why they work so well.  Similar to Google Glass, you need to be able to project an image in proper resolution onto the inside of the T-visor, so you can both see the image and see through it (not visually obscuring).  Finding affordable technology to do that is what is really difficult.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2014, 06:50 PM »
The most well, closest thing that seems feasible (without selling a firstborn) project that's still in it's development phase is the NUVIZ Helmet HUD. I'm not sure how easy it would be to modify the device to provide simple functions like project bounty board listings and other simple stuff like. Wearable tech is unfortunately still in such an infantile stage and with not many options available to home builders and tinkerers yet since everyone and their nexu want to keep either their methods hush-hush or behind a wall of patents.  As Mandalore stated, something that's not just limited to your field of view that you can show off would be an interactive and fully functional Gauntlet.

This of course is just my two cents. I'd love to help out in any way possible if you all want to make this a reality.

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Re: Helmet Hud possible ?!?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 11, 2014, 12:58 AM »
don't know if you've seen this thread, but theres definitely tech out there… depending on the size, it may be able to install as a range finder which would be absolutely awesome to be able to lower your RF and have all info right there… i plan on bluetooth to my phone to get music, phone calls, texts, and con info… a tall order but cool none the less.
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=81450.0

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