Of course Tony Stark was able to build the original Iron Man suit in a cave with a box of pieces, but the average do-it-yourselfer can replicate the EDITH smartglasses of Spider-Man: Far From Home in a similar way?
Apparently the answer is yes, because YouTuber Jake Laser, whose channel has around 936,000 subscribers and more than 125 million views, has a few fictional smartglasses in the Marvel Cinematic Merged Universe.
And soon, according to Laser, he may even have a production partner to bring his creation to Marvel fans and mainstream consumers.
For the uninitiated, the EDITH smartglasses debuted in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame allowing Tony Stark to communicate remotely with his AI assistant Friday. In limited action, the public learns that the smartglasses have some options for computer vision that go beyond what is currently available on the market.
The billionaire playboy philanthropist left the smart glasses under the name EDITH (Even Dead I & # 39; m The Hero) after his protector Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home . In that film we learned that the fictional smart glasses were capable of face recognition, network infiltration and even the ability to order drone attacks.
In the real world, Laser can approach some of these possibilities with his DIY edition of EDITH. The first version was a stupid replica of the EDITH frames with a transparent display attached to one lens and connected to a laptop and a web camera with an Open CV machine tutorial. Unfortunately it was not very portable, which required a backpack to carry the laptop, with the camera attached to one of the straps.
For the second version of the do-it-yourself glasses, Laser discarded the laptop and web camera in favor of a Raspberry Pi module connected to a lithium battery and a camera on the head and replaced the transparent display with a near-eye display. Laser also used a cloud-based program to analyze the camera feed.
Although neither version is capable of advanced espionage, computer vision capabilities approach the level of utility that regular consumers receive from apps such as Google Lens. For example, in a live test the smartglasses could identify a stop sign.
At the end of the second video, Laser revealed that he is working with an AI smartglasses company to change the prototype to a completed version. . Although he did not disclose a name, potential candidates Vuzix and Rokid, both represented on the NR30 for 2019, and Nreal from the list of NR30 Up & Coming Founders.
After giving EDITH to fanboys, maybe Laser can continue with Mysterio & # 39; s projectordrones after that?