Introduction: Awesome Biking Sunglasses From an Old Alarm Clock

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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.

Step 1: Materials

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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

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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

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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!

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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 It (author)2008-05-18

A very interesting idea. I wonder if the red lens blocks any UV light.

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.

Thank You

yes, they should, because even clear objects block UV light

theRIAA (author)Mr. Rig It2008-05-18


knobby_ (author)2009-04-06

there mad as! deffinate gunna make a pair! lol love it

TomTomLo (author)2008-10-07

That bed spread is banging!

shammallamaman (author)TomTomLo2008-10-07

Thanks :D

rboscacci (author)2008-05-18

These will be awesome onstage, thank you!

shammallamaman (author)rboscacci2008-05-18

Onstage? Are you in a band or something?

rboscacci (author)shammallamaman2008-05-18

Indeed. Not a highly popular one, but here's our website:

noahh (author)rboscacci2008-08-25

wow, this is excellent. Why haven't I heard of you guys yet?

Flumpkins (author)rboscacci2008-08-22

what iinstrument do you pllay?

shammallamaman (author)rboscacci2008-05-19

Awesome, i love your music!

Luuke (author)2008-08-04

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)Luuke2008-08-04

ok, i will try, the thing is that i am running on a budget on $0, so it might be difficult

shammallamaman (author)2008-06-08


finnster (author)shammallamaman2008-06-18

wtf huh

llamadebama (author)2008-05-18

awesome shades!!!

Thank you :D

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