It’s safe to say that the Raspberry Pi is a flexible little device. Whether you are downloading Raspberry Pi Model A+ or B+, Raspberry Pi 2 or even Raspberry Pi Zero (or a combination of several), there’s a good chance you’ve spent a few hours learning how to use computers in a few new ways, picking up new skills along the way.
You may have made an old printer wireless. film studio «». or even a file server .
But did you ever think put on Raspberry Pi? Well no, of course not. After all, you’re perfectly normal.
Just in case you think tying a credit card-sized circuit board to your hand (pun intended) is an exciting prospect, you’ll be pleased to know that various Pi-based wearable designs await your attention and interpretation. Let’s take a look at 3 Raspberry Pi wearable projects (that can run on a portable battery).
Raspberry Pi Is Google Glass
Perhaps the most famous wearable is Google Glass, a privacy-invading prototype and later released limited version of an augmented reality headset. Indeed, Google Glass could be called notorious, such was the reaction to it, from a professor who was attacked by employees of a fast food restaurant, to modern-day Luddites in San Francisco.
But none of these things have stopped DIY developers from trying to build their own Google Glass, usually choosing the Raspberry Pi as the brain of the device.
In this example, the builder used a 3D Raspberry Pi case with a belt clip and loaded an Altoids tin with batteries and a power switch. Unfortunately, it uses video glasses, which means walking around and using the device’s display at the same time isn’t practical, but it’s a step in the right direction.
You may also be interested in this more streamlined version that also uses 3D printing case and video glasses, but the execution is much more elegant.
There’s no way in the world you could cram a Raspberry Pi into a fitness band, but that doesn’t mean a compact computer can’t be used to track your outdoor activities. In this video you can see how the Pi paired with the Kindle e-reader are used to convey speed and distance to the cyclist.