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3d printing Google Glasses?

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With Google currently searching for a designer to make the Google Glasses stylish, could 3d printing technology help?

There have been a number of attempts to create glasses using 3d printing.   Some have been quirky, like these Tapestry Glasses by Chloe McCormick and Nickolas O’Donnel-Hoare:

Tapestry Glasses

Tapestry Glasses

Another example is the range of sunglasses developed by Protos Eyewear.

Protos Eyewear

Protos Eyewear

Protos Eyewear Glasses

Protos Eyewear Glasses

Protos Eyewear is a San Francisco based company which specializes in custom fit eyewear, with frames specifically targeted at “techies and fashionistas”

The most attractive 3d printed glasses I have seen so far have been by Pekka Salokannel, the technical artist at Tinkercad.  Pekka has graciously made his design available for a recent workshop.

3d printed Glasses by Pekka Salokannel

3d printed Glasses by Pekka Salokannel

3d printed glasses by Pekka Salokannel

3d printed glasses by Pekka Salokannel

3d printed glasses by Pekka Salokannel

3d printed glasses by Pekka Salokannel

 

Whoever Google chooses to design the new Google Glasses, it is likely that rapid prototyping would be of great help in testing out the designs.  Although with the types of electronics required to be build into this technology, we are probably still at least a good 5 years away from being able to 3d print Google Glasses at home.

If you would like to design Google Glasses, you have until Feb 27th to apply.

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