So, let’s have our first update on Project FancyName.
The state of the union is fragmented. I used my handy-less-than-dandy 3D printer to pit out a modified copy of a pair of glasses frame. It looked neat, and was almost right. I did some horror-show CAD butchery on this once-beautiful design and voila! part of a frame for the myvu. Of course, since I can never let myself have nice things the frame is not quite right and I need something to hold the HMD bits into it anyway. Quick Robin to the- hey wait, you’re not Robin!
Robin, take this down; “Note to self, hire some security!”
With that out of the way I dug out some handy-dandy cardboard from a random package for.. Looks like boot insoles, and my trusty JBWeld. Well, sadly due to illness, the part of JBWeld will be played by his cousin JBKwik. It’s like JBWeld in every way, just not as awesome and sets up in about four seconds or whenever you blink, whichever comes first.
Pictures will follow when/if it becomes less hideous. (or once I’ve tested that the HMDs are infact right side up, there’s only so many mistakes I’m prepared to chronicle).
<Spooky voice> Beyond the frame </Spooky voice> I’ve been goofing around with Emgu CV. Sadly I don’t know anyone who plays with computer vision, so even the Wizard Tim was unable to help me this time. Since neither a hammer nor a Holy Hand Grenade are likely to help me find things, it was time to learn new skills! Huzzah! my (least) favourite part! As it turns out Emgu is essentially pure distilled awesome, so not even I can screw it up horribly.
Since I am hoping to use the artigo’s Teeeny tiiiiny brainpower to run this show, there are limits to what I can make it do. I know, I know, Raspberry Pi was designed for this sort of thing, I’m doing it wrong, blah blah blah. Did I listen to you when you told me not to touch that flyback transformer? No! My heart started beating again (after a while, well it felt like a while). They call it a flyback bacause if you brush your bare arm against it even slightly, you… fly back.
Meanwhile, back on the topic at hand, I decided to Mess around with SURF. Why? Boardshorts are all the rage dude. And it lets me catalogue images of things to match up in my field of vision later. It also lets me do the same for people’s faces! While that isn’t a problem yet, I have 3 kids who think it’s funny when I bump my head. A few more bumps and I might shake something loose.
And that is how it was, what it is, and why purple-speckled gumballs from Indonesia can’t be trusted. More later if it works!