Steampunk Goggles

Im not really sure if this is an instructable, because im pretty much just saying what i did, not really step by step. Also, some of the pictures have reddish tints to them because i dont know how to shut off the flash on my camera so i held my hand over it and it shined through my flesh when the picture was taken.

Step 1: The Base.

This part was created out of an old soccer ball. The soccerball goes all the way around, i tried to cut it out in the shape of a baseball. Because thats what i saw on the other instructables. But i didnt have a baseball lol.

Step 2: The Goggle Part.

These were created out of can tops. I wanted 2 of the same of the little one but it still looks good i think. I then proceeded to cut out the middle, and when i got to the edges, i bent them in and i think it looks cool. They were kind of a gold color but i sanded parts to reveal the silver. Looks pretty sweet. At least i think. lol. They were hot glued on. The lens itself was originally created out of a cd case. It was perfect i think. Very hard to cut though because it was so brittle. If your looking at them, the one on the right is still cd. The one on the left is now made out of a circle cut out of a 2 liter soda bottle. They were hot-glued in.

Step 3: Strap

Ok this was made out of a stretchy strap from a pair of my boxers that were too small. Attached to 2 clip things i took from one of my moms purses :) i dont think she knows. These were in turn, connected to two grommets, which were connected to two leather strings, connected to the soccerball part.

Step 4: Nose Thingy

I did have a miniature baseball but not big enough to make eye thingys out of. So i used it to make a nose strap thing. I sewed it on.

Step 5: Padding

Ok, this was added for comfort cause the soccerball isnt very comfortable. I have no idea what this is made of, or where it came from. I just found it in the workshop. Its super comfy. How do you spell comfy?  lol

Step 6: Additional

I also made a magnifying lens thing. It works well. I had a magnyfying lens that was the exact same size as another can top, so i just hot glued it in.

Step 7: Finalement

Finalement = french for finally. So thats about it, please leave tips if you have any. Hope you like it, thanks.



    • Fandom Contest

      Fandom Contest
    • Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest

      Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest
    • Pets Challenge

      Pets Challenge

    12 Discussions

    The Good Old Days

    4 years ago

    Looks great maybe adding gears and some paint could work if u like.


    6 years ago on Step 7

    I am really impressed with your creativity and ingenuity! This gave me lots of ideas! Thanks for posting.


    7 years ago on Step 7

    These look rather spiffy :) Well done :D


    7 years ago on Step 7

    Well done! I think making them out of cans is a great idea! really makes it look like it was made out of necessity as opposed to bought form a store. Great job! I can't wait to see more!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You should be able to turn the flash off - it'll be under a menu perhaps? But if you can't how about using black electrical tape instead of you fingers?


    1 reply