Step 1 : Connecting the Core system
Step 2 : Power supply
We are going to complete the power supply part in this step. Usually the Li-lion battery and battery battery charger circuit have to soldering by our self. For safety reason, I suggest to using Dupont wire to connecting battery with chips, you can un plug the battery when you don’t need it.
Cut 10CM wire in two different color, soldering USB plug and Output on chip. that’s all about power. Please don’t forget to test it with you basic system from step 1. Please be careful to read the USB PIN introduction. And after all the soldering, you can using Hot Melt Glue to keep the soldering point stronger.
Step 3 : Control
We already get the basic system with power supply. Now we will build up the controller. We have to setup bluetooth keyboard or Mouse before we start minimized the TV dongle PCB.
Most smaller touch pad we can get online is parts for netbook. Make sure you get the USB version, and we need customize a small chip to convert FPC to wire. We have to soldering the USB wire from conversion PCB to the USB socket on main PCB.
And, you are done with the controller now.
Step 4 : Simplify
We have to simplify the PCB to make our system simpler. AV socket, HDMI socket, OTG USB and all other useless components.
We don’t suggest using heat gun to do this. It is very easy break others on PCB. We using Electric Soldering Irons to heat the soldering tin and suck it away. And using knife to get out the components. But don’t forget take picture and remember who they are.
Step 5 : Sound
Step 6 : Case
Before we start on optics part, We need case to hold all the components. You can using the source file download from our website if you didn’t chose different size components. And you can goto the 3D printing shop to get you own case. We suggest to using Stereo Lithography Apparatus printer to get the best detail and quality. Please don’t forget make the inside of case in black. One thing to notice, we didn’t design any lockers in case, you need using rubber band to fixing the case.
Step 7 : Optic
Our optic system include one Reflector mirror, two planoconvex lens and one polarizing prism. To make our image right on our eyes.
At first, planoconvex lens usually is a round circle. We need make them as a 15x15mm square. I will suggest you to get some help front local glass store. And don’t forget polish the reflector mirror edge to 45 degrees.
When you get the case, we already keep the position for the FLCOS, you can put all the components in it, using Blu Tack to stabilize the mirror and polarizing prism. and put the lens in the middle between the display and prism. Boot up and adjust the lens in to right position, stabilize it too.
Step 8 : Software prototype
Yes, you already have a fully worked hardware system. but people never should stop think more. Next step, you can start you prototype design. to think about the glass experiences. We provide a basic example made by Microsoft Axure. you can start you idea base on that or create by you own.
We also provide Html5 package to demo how to simplify the Axure output files. After you create your own design, you can upload it to third part website to create APK by HTML5. Appsgeyser is a nice chose.
We didn’t using any rocket science, only give you a simpliest design idea to help you create a funcitonal smart glass by your self. It’s doesn’t mean you can get a product level stuff. She need you imagination, improvement. Please share you cool idea and unique design in our community and make this platform better and better. Thanks for reading, trying, and join.
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