Myvu Crystal Disassembled

July 02, 2010Tagged Cyborg

The Myvu Crystal video glasses look really promising as the head-mounted display unit. They're all sold out, but I managed to buy a refurbished pair from E-bay:

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After making sure they work, I attacked them with a screw driver. Surprisingly,there wasn't a single screw to be found inside. But the screw driver came in handy for prying off the top cover:

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The bottom cover then comes off easily:

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The frame hides an ugly solid rubber blob where the head phone cable joins the video cable. I have yet to muster the courage to cut through it:

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A plastic frame covers the front of the display unit:

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Oops. The micro display came off while I was trying to get the magnifying lens out of its socket. I'm not sure whether it's possible to get the whole unit out in one piece:

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Finally the magnifying lens came loose. It required a lot of force. I think the mirror on the slanted edge of the back of the lens got stuck. Maybe less force would have sufficed if I had realized that sooner:

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Reattaching the micro display using electric tape results in an impressively tiny display unit. Here's a size comparison with my modified Vuzix Wrap 920:

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The next step will be to mount the Myvu display unit on a pair of regular sunglasses.


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