Raspberry Pi Glass | Wearable Computer

by DomesticHacks, published

Raspberry Pi Glass | Wearable Computer by DomesticHacks Aug 7, 2013


This is a project I build for the first Maker Faire in Germany (in Hannover):

The Raspberry Pi Glass (or wearable Raspberry Pi)

Most of the project is printable with a 3D printer, I used gold colored PLA to get a retro futuristic look.

In addition to the printable parts you will need:

- A Raspberry Pi ;-)
- SainSmart 1.8 ST7735R TFT LCD Module: bit.ly/sainsmartdisplay
- The kernel module for this display: whence.com/rpi/
- 2 small plastic or glass lenses
- Small Bluetooth keyboard: ebay.de/itm/111079678580
- Bluetooth dongle: ebay.de/itm/290762845726
- USB Powerbank: bit.ly/powergenusb
- ~40 brass screws M3x20 (some has to be shortened)
- 1 brass screw M3x30
- 2 brass screws M4x20
- ~50 brass nuts M3
- 4 brass nuts M4
- 2 self tapping screws (must fit through the holes of the Raspberry Pi)
- Artificial or real leather
- A cheap wristwatch
- Acrylic glass (fluorescent for a nicer look)
- 2 5mm UV LEDs and two matching resistors
- A small switch

You will also need some small parts like rivets, cables, USB plugs etc.

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About what size of lenses would be needed?
nice work!
Wrote an article about this 3dprintingindustry.com/2013/08/08/wearable-pi-with-3d-printing/ ! Keep doing awesome work!

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I made a video about how it works in detail (in German language only, sorry):

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About what size of lenses would be needed?
Best use of Gold PLA ever. Nicely done.
Whooooo ik love this whould love to make one but looks very difficult to make. (i mean whit the raspberry)
Very beautiful build indeed!

Rolling up the display cable and putting it inside a sleeve as well and perhaps reprinting the clip in gold is the only very small things I could think of.

But other than that a very skilful and stylish build.
The time I printed the clip, there wasn't any gold colored PLA left. I used a whole 0,75kg spool of PLA for this build (and the prototyping phase).