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TED TALK 

THE EYE-WRITER 

Not Impossible Labs got its start with an impossible idea. Our friend, LA artist Tempt One, was fully paralyzed due to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He couldn’t move his body, talk, or breathe unassisted-- much less create art. Tempt had been a major player in the Los Angeles urban art scene for many years before his diagnosis and he felt trapped in a body that no longer worked.

 

After lots of coffee-fueled nights and consumption of copious amounts of spaghetti and pancakes, the hack team made the impossible possible: they created the Eyewriter. 

 

You can watch a trailer, or donate to purchase  "Getting Up: The Tempt One Story" Documentary here

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NOVEMBER 2010

WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN? 

HERE'S WHAT ELSE YOU'LL NEED: 

• 1x cheap sunglasses

• 1x webcam 

• 1x floppy disc

• 1x wire hanger 

• 1x wire cutters

• 1x electrical tape 

• 2x zipties 

• 1x super glue 

• 1x set of small screwdrivers 

• 1x regular screw drivers 

• 1x measuring tape or ruler 

 

STEP 2

HACKING THE GLASSES

 

 

 

STEP 3

THE INFRARED FILTER

 

 

 

STEP 4

ATTACHING THE CAMERA TO THE GLASSES

 

 

 

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STEP 1

HACKING THE CAMERA 

 

 

AND PRESTO!