Portability has added a totally new dimension to computers. One is not limited to his desk and can create, innovate and work anywhere he wants. Having witnessed some of the powerful laptops and mobile phones in this dimension, computing has become geographically unlimited. The next level of improvement to portability would be giving more personal touch, so that carrying them is easier and the use can be anywhere. This has been justified by the concept of wearable computers. Yes, the machine can now be worn. However, for most of the time, whenever, it has come to wearable computers, the next thought goes to smart watches. However, they are not half as smart as they need a smart phone to control or assist them. In this exploration, we find a really smart Raspberry Pi based wearable computer that, through a video glass, brings the display right on your eyes.
This Pi based computer was designed for an online computer game and has proved itself to be quite handy gadget for that game. Accompanying the Raspberry Pi in this DIY are Bluetooth keyboard, video glasses, batteries, some wiring and a belt to easily carry the gadget.
Now, this isn’t the first time that a wearable gadget has been there for games and interactive purposes. We have seen the Oculus Rift and the Google glass doing the very same stuff, but does exactly (or better) of the same task with less than fourth of what these gadgets actually cost. How well does it work? Catch the video below to dig into the details.
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