Space HUD

Space Station

Out-of-this-world fashion with function: clothing or accessories for earth or space wear!

Every space traveler – even the robotic ones – should feel? their very best during the journey, infused with the very best data and technology available. Earthlings can follow suit. Design a space data-tech-fashion wearable in the form of clothing or accessories that will collect or distribute data and technology in the following categories:

Design for Interconnectivity (staying more connected to team, community, and tools)

  • enhance the work/life experience of humans and/or capabilities of robots  

Design for Health (biometrics, physical and emotional health, and/or environmental alerts)

  • maintain or improve the health and well-being of the human
  • provide early warning for unhealthy environmental factors (air quality, radiation, outgassing, temperature)

Design for Entertainment (sights, sounds, music, activity)

  • enhance the human experience whether during work or play

Space HUD
An experiment in building a heads up display for a space helmet.

For environments where the atmosphere may be too dense and normal visibility would be difficult, this solution proposes an alternative way to navigate using other sensors with visual indicators.

We wanted to explore ways to give the wearer information about the surroundings.

The helmet is fitted with 4 sonar sensors to detect distances to objects around the wearer.
Only 1 sonar sensor was completely wired up on the final helmet within the 48 hour time limit.
The helmet also has 6 LEDs behind the plastic visor. The 4 front LEDs indicate distance readings from the front sonar sensor.
The 2 side LEDs were intended to indicate objects on the sides of the wearer.
These 2 side LEDs were not wired up or programmed within the 48 hour time limit.

The helmet sensors and LEDs are programmed using an Arduino.

See photo album here:

Team Members:
  • Shante Vallee
  • Jen Fernandez
  • Kelli Borgonia
  • Jon Borgonia
Resources Used
  • Arduino UNO
  • 4x SR04 sonar sensors
  • 6 LEDs
  • Styrofoam
Made inHonolulu, HI USA
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