Instructables
loading
loading
Picture of Awesome Biking sunglasses from an old alarm clock
DCAM0061.JPG
DCAM0058.JPG
DCAM0059.JPG
DCAM0060.JPG
Have you ever wanted a cool pair of sunglasses for when you are biking, but find out that they are too expensive? It doesn't have to be expensive, in fact, you can even make your own.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Most of this you should have around the house;

Duct tape
3 Popsicle sticks
The red front to an old alarm clock

Step 2: Duct tape the edges

Picture of Duct tape the edges
DCAM0059.JPG
DCAM0060.JPG
DCAM0062.JPG
DCAM0062.JPG
The edges are most likely very hard and uncomfortable. to fix this you will need to put a thin strip of Duct tape over the edges. This makes it soft and comfy to wear.

Step 3: The ear parts

Picture of The ear parts
DCAM0058.JPG
DCAM0060.JPG
To make the part of the sunglasses that go over your ears and keep the glasses in place, you must use 3 Popsicle sticks. Tape one popsicle stick sticking out of the back of the sunglasses, Dust tape them in place. Then break the other popsicle stick and put one half on the end of each popsicle stick. Put them at an (approx.) 20-30 degree angle. Adjust to fit you.

Step 4: You're done!

Picture of You're done!
DCAM0058.JPG
DCAM0059.JPG
DCAM0060.JPG
DCAM0061.JPG
You are now finished with your cool biking glasses. These glasses block more glare than normal glasses would. It is very nice for biking. There is a crack in my glasses because I was being stupid and ran my face into the handlebars. If i wasn't wearing my glasses, i would have easily broken my nose.
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
A very interesting idea. I wonder if the red lens blocks any UV light.
shammallamaman (author)  Mr. Rig It7 years ago
I'm not sure, but it helps when you are riding at night and you are moving from bright light to darkness
That's not really UV. I think you may be referring to glare perhaps. UV is invisible, for example on a cloudy day 80% of UV rays still pass the clouds. Either way, cool Instructable and great idea for reusing instead of trashing an old alarm clock.
You must be Michael Night.
shammallamaman (author)  Poop Eater6 years ago
Thank You
shammallamaman (author)  Mr. Rig It6 years ago
yes, they should, because even clear objects block UV light
no
knobby_6 years ago
there mad as! deffinate gunna make a pair! lol love it
TomTomLo6 years ago
That bed spread is banging!
shammallamaman (author)  TomTomLo6 years ago
Thanks :D
rboscacci7 years ago
These will be awesome onstage, thank you!
shammallamaman (author)  rboscacci7 years ago
Onstage? Are you in a band or something?
Indeed. Not a highly popular one, but here's our website: www.myspace.com/btktheband
noahh rboscacci6 years ago
wow, this is excellent. Why haven't I heard of you guys yet?
what iinstrument do you pllay?
shammallamaman (author)  rboscacci7 years ago
Awesome, i love your music!
all i can say is... you could have mad them awesome... but you just messed up... try making a good frame... and make em look like expensive stylish gucci shades... just try again... this time no duct tape... NO POPSICLE STICKS!!! :O
shammallamaman (author)  SunShine.11116 years ago
ok, i will try, the thing is that i am running on a budget on $0, so it might be difficult
llamadebama7 years ago
awesome shades!!!
shammallamaman (author)  llamadebama7 years ago
Thank you :D