A Beautiful Teardown of Google Glass (And Camera Module)

One of the notable things about photo taking Goggle Glass is how scarce they are at the moment. This makes a deep bow to Scott Torborg and Star Simpson who did a detailed tear-down post on the glasses.

Teardown of Google Glass

Some of the motivation for the tear down was purely technological while some of it was driven by the growing concerns about privacy and personal security in the US.

“Growing up on a rich diet of dystopian tech fiction, we were
filled with both intrigue and concern about Glass and decided to take
our model apart to bring you a detailed view into the electronics guts
of the device.

It is not surprising that the camera is similar in quality and resolution to cameras found in your everyday smartphone:

“The Glass camera seems to be of typical smartphone-level size and
format. It is not coaxially aligned with the wearer’s eye. The camera
and display appear to talk to the CPU independently, with no direct
connection between each other.

Goggle Glass Camera

Goggle Glass Camera

For the full tear down including comments on each specific module (plastics, speaker, the touch-pad, CPU and all the other delicious insides, head over to What’s Inside Google Glass? Till then here is a sample of Glass internals.

Side Touchpad

side touch pad

Main CPU Board

Main CPU Board

Behind-Ear Module (Bone speaker)

Behind-Ear Module

Display Assembly

Display Assembly

Optics

Optics

[What's Inside Google Glass? via Make]

  • Tomer Daniel

    Next post: DIY Google glass :-)