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DIY Augmented Reality Dashboard

“Data which no one sees, is just as good as data which does not exist”

It was with the above quote that I decided to build an Augmented Reality dashboard which would allow me to easily digest my health, fitness, and sleep data on a daily basis.  I have lovingly dubbed this project S.E.R.A. (See Everything Right Away). There were 3 goals for S.E.R.A.:

  1. Create a form factor that presents data passively (I should not have to take ANY action)
  2. Present valuable and actionable data
  3. The interaction should feel as “magical” as possible

To accomplish this I created a mirror with one-way glass which houses a 5″ LCD screen and Micro-Computer (Raspberry Pi2).  When the mirror detected movement (through the use of a passive infrared sensor) the LCD screen would wake and display an automatically updating webpage (built with a combination of several APIs and the freeboard.io framework) which contained activity and sleep tracking data as well as weather forecasts. When no one is around, the screen automatically turns off.

 

A view of the internals of the S.E.R.A. dashboard

A view of the internals of the S.E.R.A. dashboard

An external view of the finished AR Dashboard

An external view of the finished AR Dashboard

 

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