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Coolest Steampunk goggles ever! Answered

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Well, on my daily internet crawl i came across these.

the 'The Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.' are top of the range handcrafted items!

They even have 'iris's' that 'I also added Iris diopters inside the housing. These serve two purposes. First they look really cool. Second, they actually do improve the sharpness of vision at long distances at their smallest aperture. They do this by increasing the depth of field by limiting the aperture similar to a camera lens.'

Don't you just love them?

Check it out here
The Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.

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magicgeek14 (author)2011-07-27

Either make an instructable or tell us how to buy them online. please answer back.

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caitlinsdad (author)magicgeek142011-07-27

You are commenting on a topic about 3 years old. The highlighted text in the forum topic indicates a link to the original source of the goggles. You may want to try there and ask the creator of the goggles.

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KentsOkay (author)caitlinsdad2011-07-28

And I wondered why I wasn't using the forums anymore...

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neoxdonut (author)2008-11-05

Owning a pair of these would be awesome.

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marvlous (author)neoxdonut2008-12-24

find googles you like, change the straps to leather measure the insides and buy the diaphrams to fit inside from the Edmonds catalogue

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TRIPLEC (author)2008-11-06

omg! tell me how to make it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Kiteman (author)2008-10-23

I can't believe it - I have to resort to text-speak:

OMG!

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-10-23

i so need to get some iris mechanisms for my costume. I do have one, but its built into the stock of my sniper rifle...

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sonaps (author)gmjhowe2008-10-29

Stock or scope? I don't see the function in an iris being placed in the stock.

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gmjhowe (author)sonaps2008-10-30

The iris sections is part of the cryo chamber. It opens up for 'refueling'

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-10-30

Oh, I thought you meant it was in a "real" rifle. I didn't think about you having to wreck one project to build another...

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-10-30

haha my bad, i should of made it clear i meant my steampunk one.

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sonaps (author)gmjhowe2008-10-31

I've seen all of your Steampunk inspired guns and, quite frankly, they're incredibly well done and inspiring.

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gmjhowe (author)sonaps2008-11-01

Thank you! Its the best thing when you get comments like that, there is nothing better than when people are inspired by my work.

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sonaps (author)gmjhowe2008-10-30

Ah, now I see where you're coming from.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-10-23

Hmmm.... rifle or killer monocle?

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wow-amazing (author)Kiteman2008-10-23
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Kiteman (author)KentsOkay2008-10-23

Hah, I had to resort to Urban Dictionary to translate that.

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KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2008-10-23
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SuperCoPilot (author)2008-10-31

oh god i wish i could have those they look great

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Carlos Marmo (author)2008-10-30

Wonderful work! Much Style! Congratulations!

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Plasmana (author)2008-10-24

Wow! That is so amazing! It looks like a thing from the past...

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gmjhowe (author)Plasmana2008-10-24

well, thats kinda what steampunk is.

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Plasmana (author)gmjhowe2008-10-26

Well, it is still really cool!

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KentsOkay (author)Plasmana2008-10-30

Steampunk's the idea of Victorian technology gone modern. Check on wikipedia.

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fuzvulf (author)2008-10-29
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mspark400 (author)2008-10-25

Does anyone have a good source of where I could purchase iris mechanisms? Cheers, mspark400

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benthekahn (author)mspark4002008-10-25

Try finding a place that sells old or broken camera lenses.

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$ NAB $ (author)2008-10-25

This is the best goggles I've seen till now. I'll try to make one but thats gonna be hard to reach the original.

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skunkbait (author)2008-10-24

I'm not really big on 'steampunk', but these are awesome!

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hypermechanic (author)2008-10-23

beautiful. I wish I had the gear to make them.

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jdtwelve12 (author)hypermechanic2008-10-24

Me too. Not just the gear, but the skill. This project is a work of art; it shows imagination, planning, patience, committment, creativity, and precision. Having the right tools is nice, but I'd be happy to whittle my way through life with a rusty spoon if I had these other qualities in the quantities demonstrated by this work. Awesome.

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gmjhowe (author)hypermechanic2008-10-23

I reckon i could create something almost as good using 'found pieces', which obviously require no metal working tools,

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-10-23

Let me now say something that will doubtlessly earn me the scorn and flaming of many: Those are ugly.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-10-23

That they may be, but they are definitely still cool (notice the adjustable aperture behind each lens...

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Lithium Rain (author)Goodhart2008-10-23

Oh, yes, I can see the appeal. They are pretty cool. I guess I just never have liked steampunk very much.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-10-24

I know what you mean, but then I have always held a bit of fascination for the "Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Nautilus" kind of look too. Not that I would decorate my home with it....but maybe my workshop :-)

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westfw (author)Lithium Rain2008-10-24

Ah; you've put your finger on it. Steampunk is stuff that is ugly but still cool; stuff from a world in which the standards of fashion and style matured ... differently.
I don't seem to like steampunk that much either but it's still cool (then again, I'm not so fond of modern fashion/etc either a lot of it is pretty ugly too)

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NachoMahma (author)westfw2008-10-24

"Look! I'm the bloody pope, I am! May not know much about art, but I know what I like!" - Monty Python (Michelangelo and the Pope)

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Dragon Maze (author)2008-10-24

They are gorgeous, but... how do we make them? I guess as a forum post, not an Instructable, they act as a source for inspiration. :)

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gmjhowe (author)Dragon Maze2008-10-24

they are made by a professional metal worker, i think they might take a bit more than an ible to explain.

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KentsOkay (author)2008-10-23

Leather... Brass... Variable-Aperture thingies... *bursts forth from chair* I WANNA PAIR!

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PKM (author)KentsOkay2008-10-23

Not brass.. Nitride-coated titanium alloy that looks like brass but has space-age super strength and lightness. Brass 2.0, if you will.

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KentsOkay (author)PKM2008-10-23

*waves hand with dismissive air* It looks like brass, I'll call it brass...

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-10-23

brass on steroids then LOL

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