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Jump start Halloween: Cyclops Visor

Hey everyone, and welcome to my first instructable!
I got the idea for this while I was trying to fall asleep a few nights ago. Funny how minor insomnia can fuel your creativity ;)
Even though I have not yet created one, I felt that I should put it up on this site anyway for a few reasons.
1) I have a crappy memory, and need something to help me remember.
1b) Paper gets drawn on and destroyed by my friends little sister.
2) Because of the nature of this site, I can get feedback, and possible upgrades.
3) I felt like it.

That being said, I should now take the time to type a few disclaimers.
1) This project involves hot glue. It burns you if you touch it while it is, ahem, hot.
2) This project when finished, involves the obvious danger of having electrically powered lights close to your eyes.
3) If you sweat while wearing this, you may short circuit it, as it DOES involve electronics. This could involve setting your hair on fire with the sparks, or exploding the LED's into your eyes. Ow.

I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISHAPS, ACCIDENTS, OR OTHER HARM THAT MAY RESULT FROM THIS PROJECT.

ahem. On to the project.
 
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

Picture of Gathering Materials
For this instructable, you will need:
Wire: 5 feet
Watch Batteries: 4
Rubber Ball, Approx 4 in. in diameter: 1
Red LED lights: 8 (???)
Clothespin: 2
Copper Plate Things: 2 (About a centimeter wide, they have to fit on the clothespin. . . I'll clear that up)
Water Bottle: 1
Paint: Yellow and Red
Sharpies
Cardboard
Elastic Bands (The kind you use in clothing, not rubber bands)

Tools:
Scissors
Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Soldering Iron, if you want
iron_spider2 years ago
i'm curious although there would not be an effect could you use just a red piece of plastic for part of the visor?
xtux2 years ago
pics or didnt happen.
theSarge3 years ago
You might also add a disclaimer that the image of the visor is in fact a licensed non-wearable prop created and sold in the collectibles market for around $150, and not the result of following your instructions...it's a tad misleading,
Kiteman6 years ago
Even though I have not yet created one
  • You probably lost half your potential audience right there.
I felt that I should put it up on this site anyway for a few reasons.
1) I have a crappy memory, and need something to help me remember.
  • You could have started it, then saved it without publishing it so that you have a record of what you meant to do (about half of my projects start like that)
1b) Paper gets drawn on and destroyed by my friends little sister.
  • There are these things they've invented, called high shelves.
2) Because of the nature of this site, I can get feedback, and possible upgrades.
  • Since you haven't actually made it, there is little to comment on, and nothing to upgrade.
3) I felt like it.
  • If you felt like discussing the idea, or asking for help, you should have created a thread in the forums.
 Kiteman, you are so full of wisdom.
Aftershock (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Haha true point 1: Probably. Point 1b: . . . oh yeah. . . or i could just hide them, i gues. . . Point 2: well, people can point out any obvious design flaws, such as a bad circuiting job or whatnot. Point 3: There are forums on instructables?
dude, just make it
LinkTGF5 years ago
to make a red glow inside the visor, there is a way to do it without putting the LEDs directly above the eyes. Inside those target bluray gift cards they used a piece of plastic (same thickness as the LEDs they used) and cut a circular groove into each end to place the LED. This resulted in the entire piece of plastic appearing to be glowing.

Ryan97128 here on the site goes into it great in his Nintendo controller MP3 player >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Nintendo_Controller_MP3_Version_20/

I hope this helps
Adinsxx5 years ago
how much did this project cost?
Ward_Nox6 years ago
actuall photos would help thats why alot of makers will end up with two of wht they make one to figure it out and one to show how to make it
Aftershock (author)  Ward_Nox6 years ago
Yeah, you're right. I'll get pictures up as soon as i can.