Steam Punk Strobe Glasses




Introduction: Steam Punk Strobe Glasses

About: I enjoy Hiking threw the vast wilderness, and using my two hands. I am currently a medical student. Recently I have been studying theory and religions. The last time I used instructables I was 14 or so! HA, ...

cheap and fun glasses useful at night!,  and when you feal like sticking out of the crowds of people and listen to your favorite band on the go.

hear is what you will need :
1. sunglasses ( helps if they have large lenses )
2.  1 small turbine
3. "nut" of a jar
4. blue large led
5. 2 large" button "batteries
5. copper wire, length determined by head sise
6. ear phones
7. switch
8. cardboard enough to fill gap in lense and in legs of the glasses

Tools needed :

eletrical l tape, needle nose pliers, solder gun, marker, sissors epoxy glue,

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Step 1: Preparing the Lense

 1. remove right or left lens, your choice, then raise the top lens holder.

Step 2: Adding the Rim

add the jar "nut" , to the hole where the lens used to be, in crease, or decrease the size of the frame to fit the nut.

Step 3: The Turbine

fill the hole with cardboard to hold the led, and turbine,

1. cut the cardboard to the size of the turbine and push the cardboard in the jar nut, punch the led into the cardboard ,then add the turbine,  then glue with epoxy.

Step 4: Led Switch

1. solder the ends of the led but! make SURE that you have the right cords hooked up to the right end.
2. add a switch to the side of the led you are working on, and if it has a gap , like mine fill the gap with  cardboard and put the switch in and epoxy to the frame surrounding the gap

Step 5: Battery Holder

how i made my battery holder. . .

1. git a 1 x 2 pice of card board and grab two button batteries and place together next to edge of the cardboard pice and mark, then cut out this sohould have a ok grip of your batteries, add positive and negitive wirers then fold card board along side batteries then tape it together tightley.

place batterie  pack inside nut and tape in place , cover the led ends to.

be sure to check voltage with a meter!

Step 6: Securting the Turbine

securing the led turbine

step 1. git a length of copper , you think is suitable for tightening the led turbine down and leaving a amount above the turbine for show.

step 2. loop the copper around the cut off end of the frame and twist together tightly with needle nose pliers on bough ends. 

Step 7: Headphones and Glasses Catcher

glasses catcher and headphones.

step 1.  git a length of copper that fits over your head snugly, then add two or three more inches. twist the copper around a pole  for a twisted effect , this will also help hold the headphone cords,

step 2. tie the copper around the legs of the glasses, then insert the ends of your headphones upside down with the cord faceing downward, tie to the legs and twist the cord around the wire, do the side without the turbine first, do the same to the other side. You will have some cord left over, rap it around the light switch. 

Step 8: ENJOI!

congrats your finished, enjoi you glasses

p.s they are good for night time.

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    11 Discussions

    corn fluffleberry
    corn fluffleberry

    10 years ago on Step 8

    you should have entered the light up the nigh contest

    King Julien
    King Julien

    9 years ago on Step 8

    I have a turbine (fan from an old PC). I can't get it to work. It twitches slightly at 3 volts how many do I need?


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 8

    well, i would try a 9vlt. or maby you can try for a 12vlt nothing more


    10 years ago on Step 8

    this is pretty cool


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks, have you looked up any other "steampunk " ideas, i do want you to try making something unique after mine though, that is, if you dont find any other ideas you dont like

    Headset Phobias
    Headset Phobias

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Not a bad idea, i might try this one... where did you get the mini turbine?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     idk i just found it one day, if i were you id just look online or replace it with a moter and a air plain fin