Steampunk - Goggles (Howto)

Introduction: Steampunk - Goggles (Howto)

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airships, steam engines and gears wherever you look.
impressive machines and small mechanical marvels.
assembled by inventors with strange goggles on.
googles through which they see the world with other eyes.

Here we go:
What kind of glasses we need?

The glasses should have interchangeable lenses.
The glasses should not be too overweight.
The glasses should be completely disassembled into individual parts.
The glasses should fit perfect.
The glasses should be worn with a belt, or just as a glasses.

what we do not want is a toilet paper roll solution.
no carnival glasses which disintegrates after a few days.
By that I mean, the glasses should be stable and looking noble.
As if it comes from the steampunk dimension itself.

As an inventor I collect many things.
I had to look too long in the basement until I found something suitable.
I discovered a coffee cup made of brass.
The perfect source material.

So here we go..

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Step 1: Building the Base

Cut a metal (or brass) cup into two parts without damaging the handle.
Bending the cup until it has the form of a glasses.
Grind and polish the cup until it shines and is as thin as possible.
As I have just drawn in the picture below.

Step 2: Prepare Ear Pieces

You need an old glasses with two iron rods on each sidepiece

My Modell: stereo5 - Neostyle (sounds good)
Saw the glasses in 3 parts, keep the sidepieces.
Add screw terminals. that you find in strip connectors.

Step 3: Goggels Cover

The lenses are fixed with screws. so that the lenses do not scratch the glasses we need a protective coating
we now add a leather holder.

As a good inventor should be able to deal with needle and thread.

Step 4: Mount Earpieces

to mount the bracket I've found a perfect solution.
rods from a key fob.
The parts you can also bend out any solid wire.
Another leather strip must be sewn to the holder,
with the same distance as the wires of the temples.

As shown in the photos, strip connectors must be screwed to the 4 wires.

Step 5: Cover Screws

so that the whole is now holding,
we need to mount the screw to close the holder.

I used large bolts, so I use the screw's as a stand for the glasses.

Step 6: Left Eye Visor

now its time to add a removable visor.
we are building the tube for the left eye.

theoretically, you could cut up the tube on the right side also.
thus it is also removable. I left it as it is.
because later other parts are attached to the right tube.

Step 7: UV Filter

Old binoculars are sometimes equipped with removable uv filters.

Fortunately, I've found one with an orange glass.
You can also take a disk with a hole.

The disc must have the diameter of the left pipe.
then you just need to stick a colored glass.
Alternatively, a piece from a plastic bottle.

Step 8: Black Glass

many steampunk glasses have black glasses.
This gives them the right look.
At least you should find a round glasses with dark lenses.
for my project I need only one glass.
to show how it looks with both I have mounted it instantly.

see the pictures.

Step 9: Magnifying Glass

In a steampunk goggles, should not be missing a magnifying glass.
This gives us the mad professor look.
The lens is designed so that they can be removed at any time.
Further, a spring mechanism is added.
In the initial position the magnifying glass is not in the visual field.
in zoom mode, the spring prevents the glass falls down.
if the glass is tilted down, it jumps back position in the magnification.
as soon as you stop pressing it down.

Step 10: Monocle

at the flea market you find old brass lamp holders,
I had one in the basement.

From this we are building our Monocle.

Step 11: Belt

Step 12: Teleobject

Thats it.
Hope you enjoy it.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I cant find steam punk gogles that i can make(imi n middle school!)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very good work. I think that you should make about 3 sets of goggles and incorporate aspects from this set...not a criticism perse, but there appears to be too much going on with this one set...
    Top notch work though, old chap!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Neat steampunk goggles ... at least I presume that's why you mean from you headline :D