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Coolest Steampunk goggles ever! Answered

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
magicgeek14

9 years ago

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

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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neoxdonut
neoxdonut

12 years ago

Owning a pair of these would be awesome.

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marvlous
marvlous

Reply 12 years ago

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
TRIPLEC

12 years ago

omg! tell me how to make it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

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

OMG!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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
sonaps

Reply 12 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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

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sonaps
sonaps

Reply 12 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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
sonaps

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Hmmm.... rifle or killer monocle?

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wow-amazing
wow-amazing

Reply 12 years ago

Killer monocle, totaly.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Now try:

ZOMFSM!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

It translated? Dang!!

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SuperCoPilot
SuperCoPilot

12 years ago

oh god i wish i could have those they look great

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Carlos Marmo
Carlos Marmo

12 years ago

Wonderful work! Much Style! Congratulations!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

well, thats kinda what steampunk is.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Well, it is still really cool!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Okay, cool...

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fuzvulf
fuzvulf

12 years ago

I just love steampunk.

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mspark400
mspark400

12 years ago

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

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benthekahn
benthekahn

Reply 12 years ago

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

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$ NAB $
$ NAB $

12 years ago

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
skunkbait

12 years ago

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

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hypermechanic
hypermechanic

12 years ago

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

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jdtwelve12
jdtwelve12

Reply 12 years ago

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
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

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
westfw

Reply 12 years ago

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
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

"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
Dragon Maze

12 years ago

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
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

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
KentsOkay

12 years ago

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

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

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
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

brass on steroids then LOL

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Hhahahaha.