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Mad Scientist Goggles. Just what I needed to complete my mad scientist costume.
 
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Step 1: Gather Supplies

Picture of Gather Supplies
Your use will vary. After all, each mad scientist does it his/her own way.
I use:
2 caps from 1 liter pop bottles
1 2 liter pop bottle, clear
leather scrap
assorted screws
super glue
copper spray paint
sharpie
scissors
paper
1 spade style drill bit
razor knife

Step 2: Make Lens

Take one cap, and mark its center. Pop the liner out.
Drill a hole for your eyepiece. Repeat for other cap.
Place your cap on the shoulder on the 2 liter bottle.
Mark its outline twice. Cut out your lens.
Trim to fit inside of the caps.

Step 3: Make Lens holder

I measured between my eyes and got 1.5 inches.
Yours will be different, I have a fat head :)
Fold paper in half, measure in 1/2 of the distance between eyes, and place a cap that far in. Trace around it. Add a margin, and draw the shape for your goggles.
Cut hole for lens smaller the outside of caps.
Trace on leather, and cutout.
Test fit.

Step 4: Finishing touches.

Paint the caps.
Put the lens back in after the paint has dried.
Put the caps into the leather.
Glue the caps into the leather.
Add little screws and such for detail. This is really up to you and your taste. I drilled hole in the caps to help hold the screws.
Add straps, and your finished.
timbudtwo7 years ago
"The Goggles, They Do nothing!"
Not even microwave protection... Four years and someone recognises the quote, awh yeah.
You prolly coulda also used some gatorade or powerade caps, but u wouldnta had the liner thing...or you could do like Redrogue said n stack em for a pretty cool look... anyways very nice instructable, i like it.
they look good, but.. arent they a little small? im seriously asking. when you put them on does the lenses area feel small to you? cuz i made a pair with much bigger eye pieces and they feel just the right size
Zetheros7 years ago
you know, if you stack a smaller cap on a big one, it'll look like they can zoom in as well, sort of like the gnomish goggles in WoW
I like the burning crusade goggles
Ward_Nox7 years ago
Does anyone know where i can get lab gloves, meaning black rubber gloves about elbow length? i ask cause theyd go well with this Project
I got some of those at a local restaurant supply store a few years back. I've also seen them at HomeDepot
yea ive since see em at a hardware store
jamieCar7 years ago
Just picked up some cool ALL BLACK elbow length at Home depot. In the cleaner isle.
nice but if your cheap you can buy some cheap welding goggles
I made two pair as we are showing Young Frankenstein at our theatre on the 27th! Thank you for this Instructable. I am not so good at the making of things. This was tres fun.

Here are mine:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellyhogaboom/tags/7thstreettheatre/

Thanks - and great job!

i love it
GHETTOKON7 years ago
This is cool!
Suarve7 years ago
Dude - too cool! I'm going to copy this but see if I can make them bigger - I am so going to have the best boarding goggles this winter!
I think I would prefer to use Big Gulp caps, for the added height and diameter. But this is such a cool idea! Thanks!
Ward_Nox7 years ago
can u believe i cant find the f'ing caps seem only MD has the right sized cap wher i am at the moment
finfan77 years ago
I would think the caps would be too shallow. I think i will use modified pvc pipe endcaps.
Valster7 years ago
IT......COULD.........WORK!!!!!!!!!!!
Great idea and project to do with your kids.
Kiteman7 years ago
The goggles my youngest likes to wear aren't special effects or costume, they're real safety goggles I found way in the back of a store cupboard at school.
pleasedontspamme (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I have some of those too. But I like how these turned out. They really work for keeping thing out of my eye, but I would never expect them to replace any of my real saftey goggles. I mostly made these after watching Young Frankenstein at thee in the morning.
matseng7 years ago
For being something made out of a PET bottle they look really good. When I looked at the first pics I thought " Oh man, this will just look like crap..." but the end result is really impressive. Good work.
pleasedontspamme (author) 7 years ago
I used leather because I have a bunch, and it is the same leather that la-z-boy makes their chairs out of. And I can see out of them quite well, but the pic looked better with them on my forhead.
Ward_Nox7 years ago
if you want a more breathable(and cheaper if you mess up) material get some fabric, normal masking tape, and shoe polish after you cut out the fabric cover it in tape going every which way and then rub show polish over it. (this was a trick to make faux leather i saw on the mickey mouse club back in the day and i've always wanted something to do with it)
I think I might try this, mabey with poweraide or gatoraide caps so I can put it on over my eyes I'll probably use pleather though.