DIY 50$ FPV Goggles !

by val0production | July 26, 2013 | (29 Ratings) Posted in How To

Hi ALL, my name is Val0production [I'm French so my english is pretty bad xD] and today I want to show you my new project, FPV for all, maybe ''Open source project''... My idea is to create FPV goggles for only 50$...

 

 

I had the opportunity to test glasses FPV fat-shark ...I noticed that the vision is much broader and also look better than glasses Fat-shark FPV! So I highly recommend all of you to make one !!!

This FPV goggles are very light so when it's on your head it's very comfortable !

 

 

 

You just need :


-Little car monitor +4' = 25$

http://www.amazon.com/Monitor-Support-Resolution-Automobile-Rear-view/dp/B006MPRFJQ

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/4-3-lcd-monitor

http://dx.com/p/4-3-lcd-monitor-for-visual-reversing-vehicles-reverse-camera-ntsc-pal-73626

-Foam = 5$

-Ski goggles = 15$

 

 

 

And I invited you to watch my video...

 

 

 

 

 

I also want to thank Flitetest for their very interesting videos and very good quality, so good continuations !!!

Your Website is Awesome ! ;-)

COMMENTS

Zatoichi on July 31, 2013
PROLETER!!!!!!Whoop whoop! Nice job on dem goggles man!
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val0production on August 1, 2013
thanks !
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Lloyshius on July 31, 2013
That is an awesome design my friend, really innovative use of materials!
Does your monitor suffer from the dreaded blue screen?
Also perhaps it might be good to paint the inside of the foam black.
Really well done mate I'm definitely going to have to make one of these.
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val0production on July 31, 2013
thanks! yes unfortunately it suffers from the blue screen ...
for light, it is completely absorbed by the foam and cardboard put on
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jamiedco on August 1, 2013
i have done the same thing but i use another screen that i have that was 20 dollars or so to buffer the signal and makes the blue screen a bit less sensitive .
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kah00na on July 31, 2013
Is the strap strong enough to hold it on your head? It seems like the screen would be a little heavy for it and it would want to pull away from your face.
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val0production on July 31, 2013
The screen is very light and the goggles are make with foam, so fpv goggles system are light !
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Antheman54 on July 31, 2013
A little it bulky but great idea thank you for sharing
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val0production on August 1, 2013
Thanks but this FPV goggles are light !
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FrenchCopter on August 2, 2013
can you weigh the all thing so we get a more accurate idea? thx you for sharing this great design!
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val0production on August 2, 2013
340g = 11.993oz ...

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SoloFlight on August 1, 2013
Hey nice idea when i was searching around for cheap DIY FPV gogs i found this:
http://www.flyingwings.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=382
The ECO FPV goggles. Same concept and its cheap.
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dammuozz on August 1, 2013
they are the one of the guy in the video I linked, with the fresnel lens!
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saitek93 on August 6, 2013
I love the idea. I've been looking for cheap fpv goggles for some time now and this is definitely the most practical. Great work
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val0production on August 7, 2013
Thanks !
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Hasersys on August 1, 2013
I actually built some thing similar to this using the Eco goggles method. I just need to figure out a strap. I added a credit card magnifier lens, such as used in the eco fpv goggles. The screen I use is about $15 on ebay and a little smaller but looks nice and clear. The eco goggles foam pieces have been out of stock for a while now so I made my own. I like your setup, I may need to look into using some sort of mask like you have as my strap.
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jd7792 on July 31, 2013
Really nice work. Love the idea of anything and everything in this hobby being cheap enough for everyone to get into it!
By the way love the music choice to go with the fast speed video. Well done!
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val0production on August 1, 2013
Thanks !
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pekote on July 31, 2013
SUPERB!!!!! Amazing idea!!!!!!!!
I hope that you already initiate the inscription of the patent!!!!
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val0production on August 1, 2013
Thanks ! No patent just Open-source project !
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dammuozz on July 31, 2013
this guy placed a lens in front of the screen to improve the vision. You should try on yours!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja79vmdi0is
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val0production on August 1, 2013
I don't need lens in my goggles because it just like a TV !
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michaelchernoff123 on August 2, 2013
What kind of foam did you use?
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val0production on August 2, 2013
Depron (6mm white foam)
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alibopo on August 4, 2013
Hi, this is great! I did follow-up research and also saw the ECO glasses with the Fresnel lens... and it got me thinking. At my age I'm just starting to use reading glasses - 1.5 magnification at present, but most big supermarkets are selling reading glasses for about $1.50 with magnification values well beyond that - the maximum strength shifts my minimum clear focal range to about 2 inches without any more 'eye effort' than reading a paperback. SO just like the Fresnel lens, it should be possible to use these to reduce the actual length of the 'viewing box' by placing these reading glass lenses in the front of your eyes. So that's $1.50 for the lenses, a cheap screen (max $20, but I've seen them as low as $9.00) and a home-made mask, or ski goggles, or how about gas-welder's rectangular goggles (http://www.mscdirect.com/product/63250682) if you want to splash out? I reckon you're talking $30.00 for a headset (or as low as $15 if you get the right deal). Amazing! If someone can identify a screen 'brand/model' that doesn't bluescreen, that would be ideal. :)
Which takes me to another thought - if you set up a twin lens system (2xkeychain cameras and twin screens in the goggles), it should be possible to get 'normal' 3D vision with depth perception - has anyone been developing this for RC? Not that I think it's necessary, just wondering. I'm sure a 'smart' programmer could 'timeshare' the high frequency signal into two components L & R without taxing the transmitter/receiver setup too much?
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Lightningslim on August 4, 2013
As you rightly say, Alibopo, "Stereo" vision is not a necessity, but the thought has occurred that by mounting dual cameras with a large distance between them - say either wingtip on a flying wing or similar - the result of low-ish flying could be a spectacular visual effect! :)
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danallen82 on August 6, 2013
Alibopo, your idea using reading glasses might work. I got a card fresnel, and it gave me a headache after 1 minute of trying to focus.
- The cheapest non-blue screen I know of is the Philips PD7012 or PD9012. I have one and it goes snow, but the resolution is crap. Just like these sub $30 LCDs you guys are listing.
- 3D is very possible with 2x cameras, 2x vTx, 2 vRx, and some way to combine it. The Oculus Rift will probably have an easy way to combine them in the future.
- DON'T listen to Lightningslim - the camera distance needs to be just like your own eyes or else it will hurt your head.
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kah00na on August 4, 2013
How long is it from the tv to the center-front of the goggles? I'm going to try to make a set like this too.
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val0production on August 5, 2013
~0.012 meter in the center-front...
~0.023 meter on sides...


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kah00na on August 19, 2013
Maybe I wasn't clear in my last question... 0.012 meters = 1.2 cm. How far away is the TV from the goggles? It looks like it is around 20 cm. I'm going to get started on a set of these probably tonight. I love this idea though!
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val0production on August 20, 2013
Soorry it's between 12cm and 16cm from eyes !!!
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kah00na on September 5, 2013
I built them too long the first time and just rebuilt them again. This time I used black foam board from dollar tree so I don't have to paint anything and that seems to have worked real well. I'm anxious to get out and try them. Thanks for posting this article!
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foamboardRCme on August 5, 2013
That is so freaking brilliant! Just brilliant!
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val0production on August 6, 2013
Thanks !
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nickatredbox on August 5, 2013
Very nice do you wear glasses?

I suppose you need your close up pair if you do
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val0production on August 6, 2013
i don't wear glasses but it's possible to use it with glasses
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danallen82 on August 6, 2013
This guy's helmet is ugly as f*** but its using the cheap 3.5+ glasses. That might prove to be a great improvement. http://forum.flitetest.com/showthread.php?1257-DIY-FPV-goggles - See more at: http://flitetest.com/articles/50-fpv-goggles-home-made#sthash.ftXmC6uI.dpuf
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val0production on August 7, 2013
There is no need to be pretty at this price !!!
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val0production on August 7, 2013
And you can customize !!!
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Pav on August 19, 2013
Great job. I would suggest to paint the inner of the ''box'' with some black paint (preferably matt) so your eyes only focus on the screen and not the white foam around. Plus u wont have reflections with the black paint. cheers
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val0production on August 19, 2013
ok thanks for the advice !
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Geinstein on August 23, 2013
Great idea. I'm gonna build one
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Geinstein on October 19, 2014
Simple as hell. I tried a version with a building helmet. Very comfortable.
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