Nur with his prototype (image courtesy of Nur’s Idea Studio)

Nur with his prototype (image courtesy of Nur’s Idea Studio)

 

If you’ve been eyeballing the progress of the Google Glasses, wondering when and how you can build your own, never fear – DIY makers are here! Maker Nur, who loves coffee and his cats (have cat ladies lost their flair?), devised a way to create his own smart eye-wear, using Raspberry-Pi and a homemade iOS Air App.

Nur calls the creation Air Glasses. The homemade smart eye-wear relies upon an application he calls the Air App. An Air App is a web-based, micro, push application, which takes the image on an iPhone and projects it onto the glasses, courtesy of Raspberry-Pi and a hotspot connection.

Air Glasses User Interface (image courtesy of Nur’s Idea Studio)

Air Glasses User Interface (image courtesy of Nur’s Idea Studio)

 

While the only hard supplies needed were sunglass frames, a Raspberry-Pi mini computer, video glasses LCD components and a mobile hotspot connection, mad hacking skills are a must for anyone planning to tackle this project. Only the best software engineers and app developers will make it out without a scratch!

Regardless, if you’re up for the challenge, you can save yourself a nice chunk of change by designing smart glasses yourself. Nur’s prototype doesn’t exactly include GPS and X-ray vision, but displaying the time is a good start. Nur may go on to develop more complicated Air Apps for the eye-wear, but only after he spends quality time with the kitties.