Spider Jerusalem has a funky pair of sunglasses, what would be the best way to make a pair?
Question by ian-san | last reply
Alright folks. Those of you who are gamers must know about the last Deus Ex game that came out about a year ago. Ever since I first played that game I wanted to get my hands on working replicas of the retractable sunglasses that the main character, Adam Jensen wears in the game. The only problem is, I have not an ounce of knowledge on electronics. I can make shapes out of plastic and so on, so this would be no problem for me if I wanted to just make shades that didn't retract. I tried figuring out how to make these things by myself, but the world of electronics just proved to be way too complex for me to want to delve into just to work on this one project. So if anyone wants to help make this, here's what I have in mind... In the first picture we see Adam Jensen, sporting the shades. Notice how in the game the casings don't really have enough space for the shades to retract into. This is something that wouldn't work in the real world. There's a picture of a cosplayer that I've found online. As you can see, a realistic version of these shades would require the casings to continue all the way back towards the ear. Finally, if you look at the little picture I drew, you can see the basics of what I have in mind. Basically; we need a mechanism that will propel the glasses forward in some sort of a rail system at the push of a remote control button. We can hide this button on our person to secretly push it and create the effect of the user just controlling the shades mentally. You hit the button and, Woosh! The shades slam shut. If need be, this could be made so that the glasses need to be pushed into place manually after releasing them. Whatever works. The little silver circles at the ends of the glasses would work perfectly as batteries. Also, because the shades would be glued on to the face, our primary concerns with the parts we choose would be to keep them very light, very small, and to keep the parts very stable. If anyone wants to pick this project up, please let me know so that I can help as much as I possibly can. I really, REALLY want to see this happen.
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We are having a handball tournament and behind the courts is a basketball court the only place to sit and I wanted to make a background with shade material for the spectators.
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I have one window in my kitchen above the sink and want to make a non-working roman shade type curtain/valance. I need instructions. Thanks
I wanted the pictures to appear when the lamp is on,
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I am looking a for a material that I can print a black and white collage of digital photos on for the purpose of making a custom lamp shade. I am also looking for tips and instructions.
Found what I want online but they are too expensive. I want a geometric, atomic age shade pattern. But, I am open to any other ideas. Here is a link to the type of shade I would like to make: http://www.deadlynightshades.com/category.asp?id=63&page;=2
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I just read about an inspiring idea from Japan to lower electricity bills in summer: you mount a wire frame outside the window, plant vines at the bottom, and the vines will grow up the wires, providing shade, a more "organic" feeling, and probably a little more oxygen to the room its shading. This sounds like a GREAT idea! Does anyone know of any fast growing vines that are succulent/lush enough to make this work well?
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What's the best way to convert a huge backyard into additional storage space... I was thinking of tarpaulin but most brands are not made for prolonged sunlight? I can pick up a $200 tarp of 7 x 9 metres to do the job.. just wondering if anyone has better ideas?
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If you open up the newspaper to the comics section, and the strip is in black and white, you will most likely see a bunch of dots used to shade the strip. For some time I have been trying to find out information about these dots, and have so far learned that they might be called Benday dots, or as I recently learned from a FoxTrot book (Camp FoxTrot), self-adhesive shading film. If anyone knows anything about this, I would like to know (if possible) three things, what are they, how do you use them, and where can you buy them? Thanks Instructables community, because I know if someone has an answer, it would be you guys. Thanks! -Splazem
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Hi- I'm trying to figure out our shade options for a casual wedding. I'm hoping to find something fairly cheap, easy to build/take down, and made with reusable materials. Am I dreaming? We have tools and the like, but the solution has to be pretty easy. The event will be stressful enough. There might be a breeze (probably not too heavy) and it has to look okay for the older and more judgemental guests. Preferably it would fit 10 chairs and a couple of small tables. Do you have any good diy links? Vendors for parachute material? Thanks in advance!
Its a very low ceiling. I have some translucent colored vellum (8.5x11). There are several bare lights. My housemates and I want to make a living area down there, there are some couches and a carpet. The walls are stone/concrete (unfinished). General decorating tips are also welcome. I was thinking about star shaped covers, or pin prick art, or something.
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I live in Italy and they don't have much in the way of craft stores and most US stores don't ship over here. I want to make a new, bigger lamp shade for my living room floor lamp. Does anyone have a pattern they use to make their own?
I've recently moved into a new house (I'm not telling you where) and the backyard only receives 4-5 hours of sunshine per day. I'm wondering if my vegetables requiring full sun will still grow? I'm tired of seeing the same old "it must have at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day" . If this is still not possible then I will consider a hydroponic system with growth lights under my stairs... I was always interested in hydroponics ever since I saw an advertisement for the AeroGarden, but I never actually tried to build a system and I definitely can't afford one.
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My fiance has never formally gone camping. She has a cabin up in the black hills of South Dakota but she has never gone camping. I want to bring her camping this summer but She prone to heat stroke. I'm wondering what are some things I can do to make things easier for her to enjoy camping aside from finding the ever so obvious shady area. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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We are using nylon to make a lamp shade. we need a support to hold the fabric in position. the support should be thin with less weight so that it should occupy only less area.
Tide detergent: I took a rug hooking class a number of years ago, and one session was all about dying. The woman had a special technique for shading the wool using TIDE detergent (and it HAD to be tide). She would have one color of a wool, and then soak it is tide, and then add more water and soak the next piece of wool to make a lighter shade. I have lost the actual instructions. Does anybody know about this?
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I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.
Topic by mandodeb | last reply
I would like to make a big drum light shade (approx measurements are 40" wide by 12" tall). I've got a basic hanging light fixture (just a triple bulb fixture with no shade), and I would like to fashion a frame (this is the hard part) around which to wrap a thin fabric. Here is the style I'm going for, but not nearly big enough: http://remodelista.com/img/sub/uimg/Julies%20Images/west%20elm%20parchment%20drum%20light.jpg Any guidance you might have on where to get loops (or make loops) with approximately a 40" diameter, or how to get that frame done would be much appreciated!
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Hello!I have looked all over the internet and cannot find:* Drum Shaped Wire Frame Lamp Shadesor * Contemporary Lamp BasesDoes anyone have any suggestions?Thank you!Jeff
Topic by design101
I just bought an antique, funky, table lamp that is need of a shade. I have seen the kind I want online but they are wayyyyy too expensive. I know I could make one very inexpensively if I had a pattern and knew what kind of materials I need. I want a geometric, atomic age type of shade. But, I am open to any other ideas. I would upload a picture but I am in the middle of restoring the wiring and getting the rust off the base. Anywho....Here is a link to the type of shade I would like to make: http://www.deadlynightshades.com/category.asp?id=63&page;=2 Thanks for any help :)
Topic by Rootntootnscoot
I have been thinking about a suncreen that will keep shaded all day long. Rather then to move along as the sun changes position during the day, why not move the suncreen so that it always shades the same spot ? To that end, and after some thinking the idea of a movable abstract tree like shape which projects shade on the ground, was come up with. It would be able to move, let the wind pass trough, and because unlike traditional suncreens it would not be a parasol, it would give shade but cooler wind is also possible. Question remain though. Ho do you know which shape will give which shade ? As the screen would have to automove, a GPs with clock and arduino/wire would be needed. In a later step how to deal with excessive wnds would have to be included. There is also a possible cantilever mecanism and the weight of the whole thing. Also possible is to add a solarcell for the energy. As when one side is giving shade the other is pointing towards the sun. So some of the mecanism for it could be used for other things. I wondered if there is some kind of formula, algortirhm where you put height, surface area , shape/coordinates position of the sun, season in it, and the coordiantes of the area which should be shaded, and then run or show or find which shape would work best, but also to use in the arduino/wire. The shade could be be like big leafs that cover each other, like thick crosses, which allow the wind to move through, or other things. Please let me know if this is not so clear.
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Let's say you are in a situation where every second counts. Do wearing shades or sunglasses protect your eyes from temporary blindness as a result of a military grade flashbang? If not, what are some ways to protect yourself from the bright, instant flash of a flashbang? What are some ways I could imitate the blinding flash of a flash bang, without having to use actual flash bangs for an experiment? I'd appreciate your ideas.
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Day to Day, October 27, 2008 Solar panels are this season's must-have construction accessory in Southern California. But there's a regulatory roadblock. Green boosters say one more state rule needs to change if solar is going to be anything bigger than a flash in the pan....Link to Podcast download
Topic by Goodhart
This nifty lampshade uses 40 pairs of mirror shades to create one blinged out lampshade for your room. Points are lost for using new shades and for the ridiculous price tag of $1,600, making this a great possible remake project. More points are taken away for the bizarre claim of reflecting 80 times its surroundings. OK, I know what they meant, but it sounds like this is some light amplifier instead of a collection of cheap shades. Linkvia Make
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Any suggestions on any kind of project i could do with the lighters would great.
The lamp is 19th century. The metal ring has bent over the years and the three spokes have come away. First need to unbend the outer metal ring, and then find a way to fix the 3 spokes (have tried soldering, without much success). If anyone knows how to repair this or someone capable of doing the job well, this would be very useful.
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Maybe with a tarp, PVC pipe, and some kind of twine/nylon cord? looking to pick up the materials while on a budget vacation in Florida (staying with family) at the end of May. Not sure if this will be something I can/will bring on the plane back home. don't want to cause problems with airport security or have to check a bag. Really want to avoid being crispy fried. ideas please?
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Hi, I have a light and am bothered by the glare below the shade. I have cut a piece of HDPE from a plastic milk bottle and have slipped the section below the bottom of the bulb (60 Watt - 75 Watt bulbs) ca. 1 inch below, and the bottom of the lamp shade.. There are gaps between the plastic and shade to allow heat dispersal. I have noticed that the HDPE gets quite warm, but looks and feels alright. I am concerned about any possible toxic emissions, ethylene gas (no smell) etc. Can anyone advise regarding safety? Thanks
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I have several compost bags (ex flour). I put them on shade. But I just read from the web that compost works better under direct sun. My question is it better to put my compost bags under direct sun or just keep tem away from direct sun? Could you please give the reasons also. Thanks
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Exactly what the header says, i saw an instructable on how to do it but i can't fibd it or remember how to do it (*EDIT*) i can legally download this particular ROM for an emulator (And about 20 others) due to the fact that i have legally purchased them, or have been given them, now, specifically, how can i do the graphics mod with an emulator download? i got a graphics shading pack, now what? (*EDIT#2*) adding more clarity, and specificity, how do i modify the graphics in the nintendo 64 emulator Project64? (*EDIT#3*) ok, the instructions on the following page DOES NOT WORK! so please do not refer me to it: http://fookhar.dk/2008/03/how-to-play-ocarina-of-time-with-cell-shading/
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Exactly what the header says, i saw an instructable on how to do it but i can't fibd it or remember how to do it (*EDIT*) i can legally download this particular ROM for an emulator (And about 20 others) due to the fact that i have legally purchased them, or have been given them, now, specifically, how can i do the graphics mod with an emulator download? i got a graphics shading pack, now what? (*EDIT#2*) adding more clarity, and specificity, how do i modify the graphics in the nintendo 64 emulator Project64?
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Have a 30 gb ipod wont power up when charger is plugged in it it shows a battery waith a bolt through it.. PLEASE HELP thanks me email Chrismorganohs@aol.com
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I basically building a frame of a little house so that I can attached shade cloth to the top to shade my bonsai trees from the hot sun. I live in Texas and its hot! Also in the winter I'm going to but plastic on it and make it a greenhouse. I need something I can take apart and something that the wind isn't going to tear up. I have one made out of PVC pipe right now but the wind is picking away at it.
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I make lamp shades out of glass pieces. I take glasses in different colors break them apart and then wire them onto frames to make the shades. I have found that hand sanding down the edges on these pieces just takes too long to do. I am contemplating getting a sander but am wondering wether the flat surface of the belt sander will work for the curved pieces of glass, or if a wheel would get into the curve better. Anyone had any experience with either method?
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