Introduction: Ridiculous Goggles

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You too can make really heavy goggles that blur your vision except for what is two inches in front of your face.
I was looking at a few 'ibles that used binoculars to get macro photos and I though "Hey, why don't I strap something like that to my face?" So I did.

I created this instructable long after I made the goggles so I had to go back and deconstruct everything, but I am too lazy to untie the straps and take a boring picture of regular sunglasses.

Notice: I am not liable for any harm you may recieve from viewing or following this instructable. If you scratch your cornea and it gets infected it is your fault.

Step 1: -Materials

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- Cheap sunglasses
- Binoculars
- Elastic bands

Step 2: Sunglasses

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It's a good idea to not use aviator style glasses because they are to large. Go for a slimmer, sportier look.
Pop out the lenses. I'm not a pro, but bashing them with a hammer seems like a simlpe enough method.

Step 3: Binocular

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I bought some vivitar brand 'noculars from the drug store for 10$. Unscrew the big part at the end and insert it into the empty frame of the glasses. If it feels loose you should bend the frame and then reinsert.

At this point you are pretty much done, but the unbalanced nature of this creation can bug you to no end, or worse, they could fall off you face and break your toe.
You will need to find some elastic bands. I got mine from those painters masks that people in smoggy industrial cities wear so they don't get Black Lung. I also found a strong band on an old pair of safety attempt at steam punk goggles. Epic Failure.

Step 4: Strapping Young Lad

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Take one and put in coming from the temples and around the back of your head. Then have another fastened near your ears and beneath your chin.

Step 5: Enjoy

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These things are good for reading stuff real up close like and everything seems smoother. High Defintion at 2 inches. Even if you never have to use them, they still look really crazy. Imagine walking down main street with this and a straight jacket on.

You may decide to add a little padding; they do get heavy after a while don't they?


C-R-E-8 (author)2015-06-06

Lol luv the intro!

red-king (author)2008-11-14

not much different from my current prescription... lol good job.

carpespasm (author)2008-09-28

Nice idea. One thing to note though is that once you remove the lenses from the binoculars you're probably never going to get use out of them again since they're made with nitrogen sealed in them and once you open them you'll have water condensation in there that'll make it look foggy. Maybe you should only reassemble them in the desert.

Bardouv (author)carpespasm2008-09-28

You have a good point, but I've reassembled the binocualrs a couple of times and there isn't any foggyness. Course, it hasn't rained in a while...kinda feels like a desert outside.

SWV1787 (author)2008-09-27

this reminds me of the Jak and Daxter games everyone seemed to have goggles in there at least in the first one...

Weissensteinburg (author)2008-09-27

"Ridiculous Goggles" I like it.

Junk_Wizard (author)2008-09-26

/love what's odd is I have the same binoculars...

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Bio: Schools out, so I got nothing big to keep me busy. I'll prob'ly make some more instructables soon.
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