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- Google Japan has made a Gboard hat that does it all and also protects you from the sun.
- You can actually make the hat yourself using a 3D printer or even out of cardboard.
- It’s a real eye-catcher.
Google Japan’s latest innovation in the DIY space is A hat shaped like a giant keycap. Obviously it’s something you’ll never be able to buy, but it looks like you can make one yourself if you’re so inclined.
So how does this eye-catching device work? Well, the Google Japan Gboard team has a video explaining it all. Basically, you put on the Gboard hat and rotate it from side to side. After adjusting the letters to be entered according to the angle of the head, press the device to confirm.
“The head-covering shape makes it a wearable device ideal for places with strong sunlight or with loose hairstyles,” Google says (machine translated). No, this is not a belated April Fool’s joke.
The company released DIY schemes on github To help anyone create an original version of a Gboard hat using a 3D printer. There is, too Production guide For those who want to keep things simple and make a hat using just cardboard and scissors.
Gboard Hat specifications include a six-axis inertial sensor, one push switch, USB-C for charging, Bluetooth for connecting to other devices, and one switch with 20mm travel.
In the future, Google Japan is considering different hat designs for different occasions.