[hackerspaces] DIY HUD

Alexandre Girard hi at alexgirard.com
Sun May 15 21:28:35 CEST 2011


A HUD with 720x280 display in 1990 by Steven Roberts - look at his bike 
description here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDaz8vaKzdQ - from 
Nomadic Research Lab.

You should have a look at all his equipment (solar power, onboard 
computer, keyboard on the handlebars...), it's really inspiring!

On 5/15/11 9:13 PM, Jerry Isdale wrote:
> Not in quite a few years.  Back then it was HMDs and the target was virtual reality rather than augmented reality.
> Back then (early 90s) lots of people were strapping LCDs onto helmets with big ass lenses, etc.  Rarely would the contraption really be usable.  Displays have miniaturized quite a bit, along with massive increases in graphics processing. Some people have tried old style HMDs using some modern tools ... http://www.engadgeted.net/2009/12/02/diy-hud/
> Still rather unwieldily imho.
> The smaller in-corner style HUD as in your example have been around for a good while, but havent made much headway.  Perhaps the weight balancing issue is still a limiting factor.  Some of these use a scanning system to paint the image similar to how old CRTs did it. As I recall a vertical array of leds was used with a rapid scanning mirror.  Another tech that seems to have disappeared was the Virtual Retinal Display (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_retinal_display) that used scanning lasers to draw the image.
> I havent seen anyone trying to make one of these small displays as a DIY project.
> Jerry Isdale
> http://MauiMakers.com
> On May 15, 2011, at 1:42 AM, Nils Hitze wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> just wanted to ask if anyone of you ever tried to build a DIY HUD for
>> Glasses, not for the Car?
>> Like these industrial ones for Athletes:
>> http://spacecowb0y.livejournal.com/275376.html
>> Nils
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