PiGlass v2: A wearable Pi Zero 2

PiGlass v2 is a remake of an older project on the Adafruit Learning System. I made v1 back in 2018 and ran into a lot of performance issues, so I couldn’t make it do everything I wanted it to. When I heard that the Pi Zero 2 was coming out, I knew I had to…

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PiGlass v2: A wearable Pi Zero 2
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PiGlass v2 is a remake of an older mission on the Adafruit Finding out System. I made v1 assist in 2018 and suddenly met moderately a pair of performance complications, so I would possibly maybe now not make it collect the whole lot I needed it to.

After I heard that the Pi Zero 2 modified into coming out, I knew I needed to gather that again. My expertise with v1 enormously assisted me in the technique of constructing v2. I redesigned it completely and created contemporary application.

The Pi is now located on the assist strap of a hat. the audio hat has the particular output the use of a bone conduction transducer and the hat furthermore has 2 mems microphones. I’m the use of the the same 5mp Zero gaze cam in the the same disclose. There is an 8BitDo Bluetooth gamepad as the input instrument. The reveal is the the same as earlier than, a Vufine+ 720p HDMI reveal.

When assembled and setup, you would watch presentations/movies/YouTube, play retro video games, livestream, file movies and get different forms of photos. It takes longer to setup the applying than it does to construct one. At the guts of this mission is a button on the audio hat which is boring the head. it does 2 issues when pushed, it would both:

  1. Initiate the launcher program
  2. Execute any running applications

The launcher and camera associated applications all use the gamepad for input. Kodi and Retropie use the gamepad moreover and would possibly maybe furthermore be started from the launcher program. The commands are saved in a toml file that you just would edit to customize what your PiGlass v2 does.

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