Picture of Swirling Psychedelic Glasses (motorised)

As we all know, when a cartoon character is hypnotized, his eyes are spiral like and/or swirling.

Halloween is a good time to be hypnotized, so let's show it!

(This is a Very easy and low cost project I made in less than an hour.)

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTHpJ87TVug )

For this simple instructable, you'll need:

- Metal grid, like the one that protects small speakers(or expanded metal)
- tippex or any white paint
- 2 small dc motors; like cell phone vibrating device or small toy motors.
- button cells and magnets
- Glasses frame
- wire

And that's all.
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Step 1: Motors

Picture of Motors
I got the motors and the cells from a small line follower toy.

I just took them off the toy, keeping a maximum of wire.

the smaller the motor, the better.

Step 2: Metal grid

Picture of metal grid
The metal grid is a way to see, without being seen:

- there are holes everywhere, which will be very close to your eyes. you will be able to see through.
- holes are small and close one to an other, people wont see through.

I took it from a pair of small speakers, then flattened it, and found the center for the motor to take place.

Step 3: 2 eyes

Picture of 2 eyes
Now, I cut two circles in the metal grid, it will form the "eyes" or the glasses.

My metal grid was painted in black so I used a pair of compasses along with a marker, which leaves a clear mark on it.

Use a strong pair of scissors.

Step 4: Spirals

Picture of spirals
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I found a spiral pattern on the web.

Adjust it on the screen to the actual size of the circles.

Put a plastic sheet to protect the screen, apply the metal grid circle above and draw the spiral with tippex.

when the first circle is painted ( tippexed ) let it dry and put the second circle above, it will be easier to paint it.

When everything is dry, check for filled holes, and empty them.
LucDaRocka13 years ago
TalitaPeres3 years ago
ahahahahah that crazy!!! I love!
jovolomo (author)  TalitaPeres3 years ago
jabronie253 years ago
That's awesome!
jovolomo (author)  jabronie253 years ago
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!