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Google may have a pair of augmented reality goggles in the works but without an ETA, hardware hackers are already growing inpatient. One AR enthusiast has refused to wait and put together his own impressive DIY version of the hi-tech specs. DIY Project Glass by Will Powell Designer Will Powell created his own take on the …

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Not really the same as the Google concept...

This is more a demo of Siri-style voice recognition than the location-aware, context-aware, image recognising concept Google was peddling.

Sure, Mr Powell copied the icons but the experience is not even close.

The glasses he uses also have a full size lens. Google is attempting the impossible (according to one AR expert by using a much smaller screen.

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Pint

Seems different

This seems to be glasses that have a screen inside, and display a stream coming from a camera with additional info overlaid. The Google thing look more like a heads-up display.

Still, he earned a beer!

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Re: Seems different

Iris projected imaging has been around for a while and is still being worked on, some guy recently took a Microvision ShowWX (pico projector that uses RGB lasers), added a very thick optical filter and projected the image straight onto his retina:

http://hackaday.com/2012/04/09/projecting-video-directly-onto-the-retina/

I wonder if the Google Goggles will use a retina projection technique, it'll mean you can still see the image in daylight conditions.

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Don't let augmentation get in the way of your reality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma8NbpCvSwo

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FAIL

I call shenanigans!

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Can't HELP but notice the photo

composition... Juxtaposition...

Not just another positioning!

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