A lot of comic book fans like to cosplay as their favorite characters and even make their own costumes. But getting their special gadgets to work like they do in the comics or movies is just next level. And yet, a new DIY video shows you how to do just that with one interesting gadget: the E.D.I.T.H. sunglasses from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
YouTuber JLaservideo, better known as Jake Laser, released the following video explaining how to make those nifty specs a reality. As fans might remember, the glasses -- originally belonging to Tony Stark -- auto-identify the people they "see," complete with a digital footprint of just who they really are. Moral implications aside, let's see how Laser cracked the code and invented Stark tech.
Obviously, as Laser himself admits, the tech is too advanced to feasibly recreate in a 12-minute video, but still wanted to make it look as high-tech as possible. First, he got a transparent OLED from Sparkfun with a hyper display library and wired it up to the computer with an Arduino, allowing him to code programs into the device, and attached it to a pair of sunglasses. The real glasses have obvious wiring, so it probably cannot be used in any covert detective work unless you manage to cover up one of your ears.
After Laser finished his device, he said that the display was clear and, after taking it for a walk, he was even able to recognize text, like a Stop sign, with it. That said, the glasses were able to get blurry and might be hard to read from so up close.
However, this is just the start. Laser suggested he could add audio with some headphones or adding translation applications, ultimately asking viewers to share their ideas. For all we know, the only limitation could be your imagination.
Director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film arrives on Digital HD Sep. 17 and on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Oct. 1.