DIY “Google Glass”

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DIY “Google Glass”
13-year-old Clay Haight made his own wearable smart glasses, inspired by Google Glass.
13-year-old Clay Haight made his own wearable smart glasses, inspired by Google Glass.

When Clay Haight was 8 years old, his grandfather bought him a book that explained how things were made and how to repair everyday appliances. He caught the bug and has been fascinated with making ever since. He’s tried his hand at electronics, robotics, and other DIY projects, many of which he found in Make: magazine.

He bought his first Arduino, an Uno, at age 10. Now he has the Uno, the Mega, the Esplora, the Mini, the Ardweeny, the Mintduino and even his own home-built Arduino compatible.

At age 13, he saved up his money and bought a Printrbot Simple. He has since upgraded it and prints projects and parts nearly every day.

Clay Haight with his DIY "Google Glass".
Clay Haight with his DIY “Google Glass”.

Clay’s latest project, which he is quite proud of, is an intelligent pair of glasses inspired by Google Glass and Make: Volume 38 (High-Tech DIY).

Clay’s DIY “Google Glass” uses the sensors on the Arduino Esplora along with the Arduino LCD screen and a 3D printed frame. He can use voice commands to bring up a calendar with his schedule, local maps, and temperature and weather info. A headband on the back keeps it from tilting to one side.

“Now they are extremely comfortable,” says Clay. “In fact I wear them around my house and tell my parents the temperature just for fun!”

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Nice work, Clay. Keep on making!


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58 thoughts on “DIY “Google Glass”

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  5. David Mc says:

    Hey, I 3d printed a block that I designed by myself!!!!! lol
    Very cool project.
    I think his future is going to be bright!!!!!

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  11. Andrew says:

    This kid is gonna be the head of some major tech company by the time he’s 20 at this rate… :O

    1. uyggyu says:

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      Being on topic: This project blows snots

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    […] has been tinkering with electronics and robotics since he was 8, according to Make magazine, and recently saved up for his own Printrbot Simple, a small 3D printer that was originally funded […]

  14. Ivan Mitev says:

    Amazed. I started like on age 22, now I am 24 and I still find a lot of stuffs difficult. Last few moths I’m struggling with altera fpg-s, I’m pretty sure this boy can handle them in just a weeks! Hope he keep the spark and the inspiration inside, we will need engineers like him to build our new technology era!

    1. Clay Haight says:

      Thank you!

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  27. Lewis Callaway says:

    Awesome Project!

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  43. kwx says:

    What’s the name of the book that explained how things were made and how to repair everyday appliances?

    1. Clay Haight says:

      How its made, I suggest Make: Electronics though to get started!

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  45. Augusto De Oliveira Batista says:

    I Think you can tri to use an arduino nano

    1. Clay Haight says:

      Hi this is Clay Haight, I tried using the arduino nano… to much of a struggle.

      1. Vanessa Salas says:

        Hey Clay,
        I work for a science and tech TV show on Discovery Channel Canada, we’d love to learn more about your invention. Do you have an email address I could contact you at? Shoot me an email at Vanessa.Salas@bellmedia.ca. Thanks!

  46. Dave Sheldon says:

    Awesome job, Clay !!!

    1. dccad says:

      Awsome!!!

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  49. dccad says:

    Are you going to improve it?

  50. dccad says:

    Amazed!

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