Our friends at Technology Will Save Us have just launched a Kickstarter for “Bright Eyes”, their new DIY kit that inspires people to learn programming and look cool while doing it – Glasses with 174 LEDs!
It is a pair of glasses which have 174 LEDs (light emitting diodes) on them for you to program. These LEDs can play back graphics and videos off a micro SD card (video player), or be controlled using any microcontroller platform. Best of all, they are Arduino compatible! So, if you want to add a microphone or an ambient light sensor to make them more responsive – you’ll be able to.
All of the code will be open source and freely available. They are working on easy to navigate and understandable tutorials for programming the glasses in various ways. You can create standalone graphics, animations, or generative visuals. By adding sensors, you can literally have the glasses respond to music, or if you’re really keen, you can connect them to your twitter account and share your tweets!
So wait no more and support Technology Will Save Us! They’ve been doing amazing work over the years and need your support now!