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PSFK’s Gift Of The Day: Programmable LED Glasses

PSFK’s Gift Of The Day: Programmable LED Glasses
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Bright Eyes is a DIY technology kit that can be programmed to show graphics, play videos.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 december 2012

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The Bright Eyes kit is a pair of DIY LED glasses that aims to inspire people to learn programming. Created by Technology Will Save Us, which calls itself “a haberdashery for technology and education,” the glasses feature 174 programmable LED lights. These can play back graphics and videos off a micro SD card or be controlled using any microcontroller platform. They are also Arduino compatible, so people can add a microphone or ambient light sensor to make them more responsive.

All of the code will be open source and freely available, and there will be easy-to-understand tutorials for programming the glasses in various ways, such as creating animations, having the glasses respond to music, or connecting them to a Twitter account and sharing tweets.

Learn To Program With These Kanye-Esque LED Glasses

Learn To Program With These Kanye-Esque LED Glasses

The DIY kit is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, where you can get one delivered in time for Christmas for a pledge of £150 ($240). Check out the campaign video below to learn more:

And check out the minds behind Technology Will Save Us speaking to our audiences at PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON about how anyone can understand technology simply by taking it apart.

Bright Eyes

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