The Epson Movereo BT-100 is an Android-powered transparent video goggle, with interesting hacking potential. This 16-year old kid decided to show what they can do by flying an AR.Drone in FPV mode.


From Engaget

These shades have dual transparent lenses with 960 × 540 qHD resolution bringing you video in three dee, while audio is doled out by built-in earbuds with Dolby Mobile technology. Content is accessed via a Froyo-powered control unit equipped with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and 1GB of internal memory, plus there's an SD card slot (4GB card included) for storing media. Navigation and control comes courtesy of the controller's touch-sensitive trackpad and dedicated Android buttons, a 2D/3D toggle switch, and d-pad. The BT-100 will be available in Japan come November 25th for ¥59,980 ($771 US), but those interested in importing one can get all the device's juicy details at the Source links below.


The Verge explains the hack:

16-year old hacker and programmer Thomas Sohmers is working on a project that lets you control a Parrot AR Drone quadrocopterusing the head-mounted display and its handheld controller. Sohmers' app connects to the Parrot through Wi-Fi, letting you both control its movement and see through its cameras. This means that you can look through the drone's front-facing camera while flying, and then the bottom-facing one while landing, while still being able to view the copter itself. There's still some work to do on the controls — right now you can only control the rotation and vertical movement — but cool applications like this at least provide an extra excuse to don the bulky BT-100.

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Comment by Mark Harrison on March 9, 2012 at 1:55pm

"bulky BT-100" -- obviously written by someone unfamiliar with any of the other FPV goggles!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on March 10, 2012 at 11:47pm

He's lying.

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