Introduction: Make Big Glasses! (aka Godard Glasses)

"Fin du cinema" 

If you are a media studies student, you probably know Godard very well.  In case you witness a car crash, a story that makes no sense, or the French language, just hold up your "fin" glasses and turn an everyday situation into a Godard one.  

Step 1: Materials

1. Scissors
2. Foam core (at least 1/8'', any color you desire)
3.) Masking tape and/or electric tape
4.) Ruler
5.) Thin metal rods (sizing is dependent on how big you make your illustrator file for your glasses)
6.) Acrylic (any color you desire)
7.) Xacto blade (or box cutter)
8.) Colored paper (if you choose to wrap your "box)

Step 2: Laser Cut!

Create an illustrator file to cut out your glasses.  If you want a template, there is one provided (CS5).  Use it to create your own customized message and/or picture!

Step 3: Create "Frame"

Now that your glasses are cut, begin to create your frame.  Cut the foam core to create a box that will fit your frames.

Step 4: Taping!

Time to tape the box.  If you are thinking about decorating, painting, or wrapping your box, feel free to use masking tape.  If not, use a similar color tape that will match your foam core.

Step 5: Rods

When I designed the Illustrator file, I left holes at the top of the frames so that the frames could be interchangeable.  Tape the two rods to the top of the box.

Step 6: Fit the Frames Over the Rods

Fit the frames over the rods, and you are finished!

Step 7: Enjoy!

Have fun scooting around town and viewing the world through your frames!