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    “Massive Blacks”: Sunglasses/Camera for Artists

    I know half the people here have had this thought before:
    "Damn, it would be rad if I could take a picture of this with my sunglasses right now, without having to use my hands...”

    Well I’m saying we should make something like that, and then sell it to artists. You know, like BluBlockers, but with the built in Bond style technology that’s already available on most cell phones. Or maybe we could fashion a cool looking hat/glasses combo, like you might see Android sporting, with some sort of teeth clicker deal, that fires off the shot when you bite down on it. Do it in stereo, with two cameras and a little hard drive, with a couple clicker extension options - like a long one for the off hand, and a short bluetooth lookin' one for the hands free.

    You could use it to take process shots of something you’re drawing, while you’re still drawing it. Or use it for self portraits, or reference materials from the viewer’s perspective. Things like that.

    Anyway, I just bounced the idea off my girlfriend and she thought it was cool as shit, so now I'm passing it along to you guys. The name is just too good. Think of the late night TV potential.

    “Massive Blacks”


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    Anyone have the skills to craft a prototype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonwclark View Post
    Anyway, I just bounced the idea off my girlfriend and she thought it was cool as shit, so now I'm passing it along to you guys.
    I was reading Ron Popeil's Biography (check it out) and he said that's how he came up with the Potatonator 2000, so I think this has potential.


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    I've built them before, it's not that hard, although you need a laptop or UMPC, and there's a wire going from behind your ear, down your shirt, and into a backpack/pocket.

    I just used an old set of 4 dollar fake aviators and a 20 dollar webcam from radioshack. drilled a hole, took the lens out of he plastic, a little hotglue, and it's set. I used a bluetooth remote with my laptop to take the pic while it's still closed in my bag.


    putting in a micro SD slot and a battery would just be too much to support on glasses with todays technology without it being life-damagingly expensive.
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    Are you talking about something kind of like this, or something different?

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/a0f3/
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    I would be happy if somebody just came up with lens that see like our own eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aylap View Post
    Are you talking about something kind of like this, or something different?

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/a0f3/
    because that thing certainly isnt noticeable...

    "oh cool, are those oakly thumps?
    "uhhh" *SNAP* "nope..."

    mine's just a little, unnoticeable dot right in the middle of the bridge, the wire behind my hair is totally concealed to. you just need a pocket pc or laptop in a bag.
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    Jeez, I was just wondering if it was the same kind of thing, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic or anything. o_o
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    i want glasses that filter all colors so the visible spectrum is in grayscale.

    it would be very handy for B/W photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grief View Post
    i want glasses that filter all colors so the visible spectrum is in grayscale.

    it would be very handy for B/W photography.
    I was thinking about this too. Seeing everything in grayscale (or at least monochromatic color) would be awesome thing for learing about light.

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    that would be pretty helpful

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