ok glass, show DSLR Controller
Posted on 2014-02-12, 15 comments, 110 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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I (finally) received some Glass a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I've had very little time to play with it, and due to my eyes being nigh as weak as my wit, using them has not been a very comfortable experience for me.

Seems prescription glasses are available since a few days, but I'm not sure of the process (doesn't help half the pages relating to Glass stuff are blocked if you are not from the USA). Can you just order a frame and any old eye-doctor can fit the right glasses? Or are special glasses needed? Anyone in the know, please elaborate.

Anyway, deciding it was time to have some fun, I thought it would be nice to have DSLR Controller on my Glass. All of this talk about the GDK, how hard could it be, right ?

Much to my surprise, it only took me an hour or two to get a very rough version running on my Glass, connected over Wi-Fi to my Canon EOS 70D, and showing me liveview.

Unfortunately, Glass isn't really all that fast, so about 10 frames per second was all I could get out of it, it got pretty warm, and will probably burn through the battery in a mere few hours. Still, I'm sure someone out there somewhere will find this useful :)

John Benteu commented on 2014-02-12 at 20:58:

You order the frames and they send them to you. You then take them to your doc to get lenses fitted in.

Chainfire commented on 2014-02-12 at 20:59:

+John Benteu So there are no special type of glasses required? Someone in the Glass Explorers group suggested that.

Dominik Kugelmann commented on 2014-02-12 at 20:59:

Your Idea sounds nice! 

U shoud suggest these to the explorer group! ;D  - It musst go faster :D

I think u need the 2.0 version

John Benteu commented on 2014-02-12 at 21:00:

Not that I know of? I don't have them personally, I have just been reading the posts of people that got them. They come with a clear lens in them originally. They take them in and get the prescription lenses fitted in.

Douglas Boehme commented on 2014-02-12 at 21:05:

They talk about the Titanium Collection which has some "designer frames" for prescription glasses.  I don't know if your local optometrist can handle it but there's some info here on the program that was just announced: http://www.google.com/glass/start/

Crap, sorry, site doesn't have much...more info here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/28/google-glass-gets-prescription-options-with-four-titanium-frame-styles-and-shades/

As near as I can tell from everything I read, you need their frames but anyone should be able to produce the lenses.  They'll just need the dimensions of the lenses which should be included with the frames.

John Benteu commented on 2014-02-12 at 21:11:

+Chainfire. I looked a little more into it. They have "preferred" providers who are "specially trained" to fit the lenses, but its only for certain states. I live in Washington, and we aren't on the list containing preferred providers. They state, however, that any doctor should be able to fit the lenses in just fine, but to bring the Glass with so that they can see.

I can copy the text of the pages or take screen shots if you need the info about what frames are available, etc. Just let me know.

Andrew Dodd commented on 2014-02-12 at 23:33:

+Chainfire You need the frames from the Glass accessory store...  Which are effectively a "special type of glasses".  I'm not sure if Google will ship accessories internationally.  You may need to use the same "mail drop" you did before.

The other option, which I'm not sure about international shipping, is Wetley GGRx from OpticsPlanet.  Their shipping is VERY slow right now.  As in, they estimated 2-3 weeks and it's been 3.5 for me.  So I would not reccommend them until people actually start receiving the items.  (I ordered GGRx myself.)

Joseph VanPelt commented on 2014-02-13 at 00:01:

That sounds great.  Are you sharing the source code?

Mike Adams commented on 2014-02-13 at 02:10:

+Wendy Emerson give the man some lenses

Michael Benton commented on 2014-02-13 at 03:07:

Hey +Chainfire.... big fan and user of DSLR controller with my Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7... would love to use it with my Glass... Sign me up!

Sai Shivankar commented on 2014-02-13 at 07:58:

+Chainfire make supersu for glass!

Chainfire commented on 2014-02-13 at 08:46:

Thanks for all the info about the glasses, folks!

+Patrick Hill Maybe I should have it be triggered by the gunshot itself, eh! :)

+Sai Shivankar Who knows ...

Sajjad Sayyed commented on 2014-02-16 at 14:52:

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Andrew Dodd commented on 2014-02-23 at 01:56:

+Chainfire My GGRx finally came in.  I would NOT recommend them.  I have been unable to get them to clip into my Glass at all.  They redesigned the clip since their "how to" video and the new design won't clip in at all.  It has even shaved a little bit of plastic off of my Glass frames in the process.  :(

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