Steampunk Safety Lab Goggles




About: I'll cut and paste stuff here as time goes on.

I made these before thinking about documenting the process. It was a ton of fun!

The base is a set of chem lab safety goggles, wrapped in leather from last year's cowboy costume. Pretty much everything is hot-glued on. I love hot glue.

The eye-rims are flashlight caps spray-painted gold. The lenses in them are from an old LCD screen.
I put computer case screws into the sides of the eye-rims, and hung a chain from one of the screws.

For the monocle, I had a round metal piece with a shaft, and another scrap that fit on it like a lever. I hot-glued a bushing with some lens material to that, and put other pieces around it to hold it in place.

On one of the eye-rims I glued a nut, with a tube coming out of it and into some bulbous scrap. From there it goes into a brass doorstop where it is routed with a gold(-sprayed keyboard cable) tube to the other side of the goggles (for barometric balance). I later (after these pictures) put a line of unmelted solder on the bottom to outline it.

You can check out the Instructable for the Gatling gun arm now!

Steampunk FTW!

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    15 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Those are super awesome. I feel like the same method could be used to make a pair of 'Dr. Horrible' goggles.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    LOL, it's dry enough out here that fogging was no problem. However, the flaws of hot glue on smooth surfaces did pose quite a problem!


    9 years ago on Introduction


    INCREDIBLE GOGGLES!  By far some of the best I've ever seen.  Keep up the good work, and PLEASE make an Ible on how to make them.

    where did you get the goggles/ what are they (before you modded them) and also how much, i am thinking of getting a pair for a haunted house get up i where

    2 replies

    Hooray for safety goggles!
    Most heavy industrial companies have these lying around. Also chemistry teachers.
    Additionally, you could buy some online through any online retailer. Just Google it!


    ahhh, ok ya i have a piar some where but the haunted house get up i use they do not work with, i thought they were the welder type ones i know they have a specific name but idk what it is


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! (I didn't steal them from you!! I hope you were just acquaintances with the bits, and that's why you recognize them.)
    Best of luck to you on yours!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I have to admit, that's just about the coolest thing I've ever seen!
    Not only a work of pure genius, but a great example of revolutionary art as well.
    Good luck on future projects!