A few days ago my grandpa was giving me some stuff, and in the box was a bag of these old surgical eye patches he had from when he got a cataracts surgery done. I immediately grabbed them, seeing their project potential.
When I got home I tossed them on my worktable, and forgot about them. Today I was sitting around and this idea just popped into my head. It's simple, and has a great result. The eye patches are designed to limit light, so these would work as ski goggles or ambient sunglasses.
Step 1: Materials
- Eye patches. These are Sof Guard brand, and I have no idea where you can get them just like this, the Internet turned up no suppliers. You can get other mesh ones though.
- 3D movie glasses- Available at movies, some let you keep them, most don't. You can steal them as many do, or get them online for super cheap. I found mine on the ground. Knock the lenses out, it's easy. You should probably already have a pair, if not, bad hipster, no cred.
- Six tiny screws. I got these from an old circuit board I eviscerated. Look at Radioshack if you have none or can't find any
Step 2: Tools
- Power drill
- eyeglass screwdrivers
- 1/16 drill bit
- A vise helps. If you are super careful you can hold the pieces together and drill, but watch your fingers.
- You can use a knife to scratch the brand name off the glasses if you want, I was too lazy to.
Step 3: Tear the Eyes Out
If you haven't already, pop the lenses of the 3D glasses out, pushing with your thumbs works well.
Step 4: Clamp
Step 5: Drill and Screw
Step 6: Clean Them Up
Step 7: Style!