Mad Scientist Steampunk Goggles

Mad Scientist Goggles. Just what I needed to complete my mad scientist costume.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

Your use will vary. After all, each mad scientist does it his/her own way.
I use:
2 caps from 1 liter pop bottles
1 2 liter pop bottle, clear
leather scrap
assorted screws
super glue
copper spray paint
1 spade style drill bit
razor knife

Step 2: Make Lens

Take one cap, and mark its center. Pop the liner out.
Drill a hole for your eyepiece. Repeat for other cap.
Place your cap on the shoulder on the 2 liter bottle.
Mark its outline twice. Cut out your lens.
Trim to fit inside of the caps.

Step 3: Make Lens Holder

I measured between my eyes and got 1.5 inches.
Yours will be different, I have a fat head :)
Fold paper in half, measure in 1/2 of the distance between eyes, and place a cap that far in. Trace around it. Add a margin, and draw the shape for your goggles.
Cut hole for lens smaller the outside of caps.
Trace on leather, and cutout.
Test fit.

Step 4: Finishing Touches.

Paint the caps.
Put the lens back in after the paint has dried.
Put the caps into the leather.
Glue the caps into the leather.
Add little screws and such for detail. This is really up to you and your taste. I drilled hole in the caps to help hold the screws.
Add straps, and your finished.



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    26 Discussions

    You prolly coulda also used some gatorade or powerade caps, but u wouldnta had the liner thing...or you could do like Redrogue said n stack em for a pretty cool look... anyways very nice instructable, i like it.

    they look good, but.. arent they a little small? im seriously asking. when you put them on does the lenses area feel small to you? cuz i made a pair with much bigger eye pieces and they feel just the right size


    11 years ago on Introduction

    you know, if you stack a smaller cap on a big one, it'll look like they can zoom in as well, sort of like the gnomish goggles in WoW

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    Does anyone know where i can get lab gloves, meaning black rubber gloves about elbow length? i ask cause theyd go well with this Project

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I got some of those at a local restaurant supply store a few years back. I've also seen them at HomeDepot


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Just picked up some cool ALL BLACK elbow length at Home depot. In the cleaner isle.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Dude - too cool! I'm going to copy this but see if I can make them bigger - I am so going to have the best boarding goggles this winter!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I think I would prefer to use Big Gulp caps, for the added height and diameter. But this is such a cool idea! Thanks!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    can u believe i cant find the f'ing caps seem only MD has the right sized cap wher i am at the moment


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I would think the caps would be too shallow. I think i will use modified pvc pipe endcaps.