Introduction: My Steampunk Monocle

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my first steampunk monocle


HannachiC (author)2015-10-15


FRAMEFIXERS (author)2015-07-24

Great result!

JasonD1 (author)2015-03-01

This is a neat build. However it's really just showing off an end product and doesn't give any steps on how to make this. Please update this instructable to include steps so that others can learn how to make it.

ZeroSight (author)2012-04-11

I've had this idea for a while. it's good to see how some have come together. perhaps replace the nylon strap with elastic or leather. It kinda sticks out like a sore thumb. but great work.

foundry49 (author)2010-04-25

Here I am at 50 years old and now see this steampunk stuff why didnt they have this when I was a kid

kinetical (author)foundry492010-04-26

 You don't have to be a kid to look great in  Steampunk attire!  Quite the opposite.

dark clerick (author)kinetical2012-01-31

yeah, i wish i could grow a gentelmens mustache.

davidjbrock (author)2010-10-10

That looks like a brass sink drain fitting. Is it? What's the leather-looking eyepiece made from?

dark clerick (author)davidjbrock2012-01-31

Psh, i have no idea what it was, XD just random stuff i found lying around.
The leather eyepiece i made from some thick cow hide leather.

abstracted (author)2012-01-31

very kewl...kinda built mine the same way...just started collecting stuff till an inspirational image formed in my head and "voila"

davidjbrock (author)2010-10-10

That is spectacular. A perfect amount of steam-punky goodness without being too cluttered or messy. Beautiful execution. I am inspired.

thepelton (author)2009-05-27

Has anyone thought of doing the magical eye of Mad Eye Moody from "Harry Potter"?

wobblestar (author)thepelton2009-05-27

Have YOU thought of doing a search for "mad eye"?

thepelton (author)wobblestar2009-05-28

I did. It came back here.

H3xx (author)thepelton2009-08-09

just build this and put a glass eye in it. same thing. by the way, could you make an instructable out of this, please?

dark clerick (author)H3xx2009-08-10

i cant make an instructable out of this. 1. because you couldnt find the same parts i used (i found them in my garage.) 2.becaues you cant do a tutorial of somthing like this. you just have to get inspired by the picture and build off of it, i just looked at the end of that pipe and thought. hey that would be a cool eye piece so then i just threw some random wire on there and glued a strap on. if you do build somthing though i would love to see a pic of it! if you do build somthing

Nattwood (author)dark clerick2010-04-06

yea, im thinking of one rite now, but more of a whole set of goggles, cause all i see are bottle top ones or freaky nite vision ones, but i reckkon u could put this idea together with an old tripple mag microscope and have a pretty cool looking pair of goggles, ide still use the baseball as my base tho (mainly cause i just destroyed mine while playing), but yea, i'll do that and post it as slide probly, cause i neva get to taking fotos when im working.

H3xx (author)dark clerick2009-08-10

ok i getcha ;) I'd kind like to make a functional monocle to aid in delicate work like looking through a circuit board (my eyes aren't the best in the world thanks to my monitors.) I'm still working it through.

thepelton (author)H3xx2009-08-11

That might work if your vision problems aren't too complicated. I have Myopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia myself. That means that I couldn't get a real good monocle type viewer to work except in limited spaces and situations, like in a preset distance. I really wish I could do Alastair Moody's magical eye, however.

H3xx (author)thepelton2009-08-11

No, I just have weak eyes from staring at two large monitors for hours at a time. My glasses will work just fine, but that's not as geeky as a souped up monocle!

thepelton (author)H3xx2009-08-10

Somebody actually did Alastair Moody's magic eye in another instructable, but used a half ping pong ball. Personally, I want to do one using a half Tagua Nut. I think it would look more lifelike, even if it didn't move like Alastair's Magic Eye did in the movie. I'll have to work out how to make an instructable, it's a bit difficult since I have to take space on a Library computer an hour at a time right now, since I don't have a home internet connection. Maybe I can put it all together, and move it onto my flash drive, and bring it here that way.

dark clerick (author)thepelton2009-05-27

yeah i have but i didnt because that would be lame.

abbyanna (author)2009-08-02

Nice job. They are selling goggles and monocles similar to these on ebay actually, so I find it cool to find a nice tutorial.

SciriusDoomus (author)2009-05-30

Super cool. You should make an entire costume based off of that. Good job, 10/10 for ingenuity.

thepelton (author)2009-05-28

No, not yet, but I was thinking about it because I thought that would make a bizarre halloween outfit.

temp (author)2009-05-27

On the third slide, It's wrapped i think. I know it's defiently not raped.

dark clerick (author)temp2009-05-27

ahhh i knew that i spelled that wrong... :P

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