DIY Kit to inspire programming: Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes is DIY technology kit that encourages people to learn programming because it is so cool. 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, we’ve made them 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.
We have created software to help convert animated gifs, image sequences and videos into a format that Bright Eyes understand. All the software is open source, and you can review the source on GitHub.
We also supply a simple application to create content from scratch and also preview it.
The applications bellow use the Java Runtime Environment(JRE) so please make sure the runtime is installed on your system first.
List of tutorials:
If you would like to make comments or contribute, please do so in the forums!
That’s also the perfect place for any queries regarding the Bright Eyes kit.
We are adding more tutorials as we make them! Thank you for your patience!
What is Bright Eyes? For a more detailed overview check out our Kickstarter video below:
I have a Bright Eyes Kit and want to create some video content
I have a Bright Eyes Kit and want to begin programming it
I don’t have a Bright Eyes Kit, and desperately want it!
I want to share all the cool stuff I’ve done with my Bright Eyes Kit
More Bright Eyes Kits will be available in 2013. If you would like to be on the Bright Eyes announcement list, please sign up here: