Introduction: How to Make "Different Colored Views"

This is a project that was inspired off of an exhibit at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California. This is my first Instructable and I'm basing it off of the exhibit. This isn't something to be worn, but a cool experiment you can do at home. It'll look a little something like this:

Step 1: How It Works

Disclaimer: Staring into two bright lights may irritate your eyes if your eyes are sensitive. Do not try this if you've experienced eye damage or irritation.

The way this works is you hold the goggles up to your eye with the two lights on. You hold it for about 30 seconds or so. Take them off and immediately close one eye and keep the other open then switch. You will see everything as pink from one eye and green from the other. This works better indoors or a place where there is less sunlight. The cool thing is, everything will appear pink from the eye you stared at the green light with and vice versa. Vision may get blurry depending on how bright your lights are, but don't worry it'll wear off after a view seconds.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials

The materials you will need to make this are:

  • 1 29 mm Pink or Red sub-light
  • 1 29 mm Green sub-light
  • Chemistry Goggles
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Drill Gun with 2/8 inch drill bit
  • Clamp or something to hold down with
  • Small block of wood (optional)

Step 3: Measure Holes to Your Eyes

Grab your goggles, ruler, and a marker. Draw dots on the goggles to where they match your eyes. You can have someone help you with that. Or you can measure the center of the goggles and get half of that on each side. Once you have the dots somewhere near where your eyes would go, you are ready for the next step.

Step 4: Drills Holes

Once you have your dots marked, you can drill the holes. Grab your drill, drill bits, clamp, and goggles. Hold the goggles down with a clamp on to a table or workplace. I put a small block of wood under so that I didn't drill into the table. I started off with smaller drill bits and worked my way up to bigger sizes. Make the hole big enough so that light part of the sub light fits inside the hole. The biggest drill bit I used was 2/8 of an inch. You are almost done!

Step 5: Hot Glue Your Lights Into Your Goggles

Lastly, now that you have drilled your holes, you are ready to put the sublights in the goggles. Grab your goggles, sub lights, and hot glue gun. Plug in your hot glue gun and let it heat up. Once it has heated up, pick up one of your sub lights and add the glue around the rim trying to avoid the light bulb. Then quickly fit the light into the hole and let the glue stick and cool onto the goggles. Now repeat and do the same thing for the other and let the glue cool and harden.

Step 6: You're Done!

You're done! Look at Step 1 to see how it works.