Introduction: Mad Scientist Steampunk Goggles

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Mad Scientist Goggles. Just what I needed to complete my mad scientist costume.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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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
1 spade style drill bit
razor knife

Step 2: Make Lens

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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

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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.

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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.


timbudtwo (author)2007-10-04

"The Goggles, They Do nothing!"

Not even microwave protection... Four years and someone recognises the quote, awh yeah.

hyperactiveguy (author)2009-07-07

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.

TimTheScarecrow (author)2009-06-09

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

Zetheros (author)2007-10-06

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

corey_caffeine (author)Zetheros2009-03-07

I like the burning crusade goggles

Ward_Nox (author)2007-10-29

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

josh.yeager (author)Ward_Nox2008-10-19

I got some of those at a local restaurant supply store a few years back. I've also seen them at HomeDepot

Ward_Nox (author)josh.yeager2008-10-20

yea ive since see em at a hardware store

jamieCar (author)2007-10-29

Just picked up some cool ALL BLACK elbow length at Home depot. In the cleaner isle.

themasterpyro (author)2007-10-23

nice but if your cheap you can buy some cheap welding goggles

kellyhogaboom (author)2007-10-11

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:

Thanks - and great job!

master-of-chaos (author)2007-10-06

i love it

GHETTOKON (author)2007-10-06

This is cool!

Suarve (author)2007-10-05

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!

destructopop (author)2007-10-05

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_Nox (author)2007-10-03

can u believe i cant find the f'ing caps seem only MD has the right sized cap wher i am at the moment

finfan7 (author)2007-10-01

I would think the caps would be too shallow. I think i will use modified pvc pipe endcaps.

Valster (author)2007-10-01


red_metallic (author)2007-10-01

Great idea and project to do with your kids.

Kiteman (author)2007-09-30

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)Kiteman2007-09-30

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.

matseng (author)2007-09-30

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)2007-09-29

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_Nox (author)2007-09-29

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)

TheCheese9921 (author)2007-09-29

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.

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