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Google Glass, one of the best-known and desirable examples of wearable tech is sadly, also the most lambasted. But what if there was a cutesy, hobbyist version to fall in love with?
That’s where 13-year old inventor Clay Haight’s DIY “Google Glass” comes into play. With an Arduino microboard, a battery and a 3D-printed glass frame, Haight’s done something that Google Glass might never accomplish: made wearable tech cool.
After following instructions from hobbyist site Makezine, Haight quickly went to work on his version of Google Glass. What makes it even more adorable is that Haight saved up his pocket money to purchase all of the parts, including the 3D printer. The young makers says that his device is “extremely comfortable,” and that “I wear them around my house and tell my parents the temperature just for fun!” I’m sure his parents love hearing that.
As you can see from the pictures, the Arduino Glass is pretty cumbersome and heavy to wear, that’s why there’s a rubber band that keeps it from falling off Haight’s tiny face. It’s a brilliant invention from a young genius who’s been hooked on gadgets since the age of 8.
Somewhere over at Google HQ sits Glass creator Sergey Brin, relaxing in his leather chair as he considers hiring Haight, right after he’s finished middle school that is.
Images via Makezine.com