locators for glasses

I'm hoping to find an idea t o make a glasses locator. I know there are plenty of locator devices on the market but nothing small enough to put on glasses.

Topic by worthing 10 years ago


Need glasses?

 post your steampunk goggles / glasses hear and be sure to share ideas !

Topic by knuckel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Movie Glasses

I had an idea the other night, but no idea of how to go about it. I Want to take two small screens probably about one to two inches big, then mount them on sunglasses and somehow input movie from an HDMI or an HDMI micro. like This: http://www.chinavasion.com/cool-gadgets/60-inch-virtual-video-screen-glasses-for-iphone-ipad-ipod/ but for anything that can output HDMI. i thought about this when i was on the plane and was tired of the people behind me asking to tilt the monitor -.- i have a Thrill 4G that uses a Micro HDMI to HDMI so im sure it would work with my phone and many others if we did it(although users without that HDMI port would need the adapter that makes Mirco USB to HDMI aswell) so basicly.. Android phone to adapter that has HDMI in to a pair of 2" screens to output movie ---------- I        ->I ------------------------- ]----------  I Imicro I                                   I Device   I                        IHDMI I                                   I                I                                                                        I ______ }------------------ ---[videodisplay ] --[videodisplay]  Android                               HDMI       video                     sunglass                          sunglass                                                 IN               out                       screen1                           screen2

Topic by Gomex19 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Glass knapping?

No matter what I do I can't glass knap. Help

Question by jbend 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


glass cutting?

What kind of blade should you use if cutting glass bottles on a wet tile saw ?

Question by cricket92283 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Glass Desk

So I'm in the middle of this rebuild of this stand up desk that I am finally getting around to. Now I tore off the old laminate, it was cracked so on, and so on. Now I was going to just put new laminate on it however, I sanded down the wood directly below and while I was rearranging my shop I  placed some glass I had laying around on top of it. Looking at it I realized I wanted to put glass on it instead of laminate.... (Thought process incase anyone is interested.... No one? Okay moving on.) Two questions.  One What type of glass should I use for the desk. I know tempered glass is safer, however I also know it will break much easier. Plus, the glass wont be floating with nothing below it so its not like if it does break glass will go everywhere if I use normal glass. And I don't want to use plexiglass because I don't want to have to deal with scratches.   Two Can I go to Home Depot and get glass cut to my dimensions needed for the desk?

Topic by Korndog 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Nightvision glasses?

Im no pro but ive read that a digital camera can veiw infrared. Well is there a way to use a pair of sunglasses and rig up an old digital camera to them with the screen on the inside of the glasses and then attach ir emitters to the glasses so that i can veiw about 100 ft?

Question by trf 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Glass armonica

Hello everyone today I found an interesting instrument known as the glass armonica (Also glass harmonica or hydrocrystalophone.) I began looking to see if there were any available online only one company i found even makes them (links at bottom) and they charge a very large sum of money for said instrument I want to see if anyone can make one.  http://www.finkenbeiner.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPfoFZYso8&feature;=player_embedded

Topic by wyyve 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Glass alternative

I have a large map (55" x 40") that I am building a frame for, yet there's no way I can afford a piece of glass this large and am looking for cheap alternatives. I am aware of plexiglass, but am wondering if there is anything else out there. My last ditch resort is to laminate it, but do not like that idea to much for aesthetic reasons. Thanks

Topic by MutinyDK 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Spider Jerusalems Shades?

Spider Jerusalem has a funky pair of sunglasses, what would be the best way to make a pair?

Question by ian-san 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Milk glass coating on a glass lampshade: is it removable?

Our kitchen has an overhead light with a glass cover that screws on. The shade is glass and covered with a milky coating that makes it less transparent. We'd really like to take off or lessen the coating to make the room a little brighter. Right now we have to turn on the oven light to see properly in there! 

Question by sunniegreen 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pictures of my glasses.......

Best picture in the world..

Topic by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


500 Glass Diodes

Selling 500 assorted glass diodes. To purchase go to "http://cgi.ebay.com/500-Assorted-Glass-Diode-/260660715619?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item3cb096e063#ht_500wt_1154" Thanks

Topic by tinstructable 8 years ago


Drilling holes in glass

Hi all, I'd really like to work with glass objects. But I need to drill holes in glass. I have no idea on how to do this, and if any special tools or techniques are required. If anyone know anything about working with glass and drilling perfect holes (without breaking the glass), can you please instruct me on how to do this. Thank you

Topic by robolux 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tempered Glass Table

I was thinking of making a tempered glass worktable or desk, and was wondering if it was practical.Would it overheat from a left out soldering iron?How much weight would it hold?Would glass for the outer layers be better?I'm a complete and utter noob when it comes to glass and most furniture, so any help would be appreciated. Also my worktable is here.

Topic by bomberman3 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Thick Conductive Glass

I have a desk with a glass surface and have this inspiration to mount the tablets that I use as additional monitors under the glass. I need to replace it with something that will allow the touch inputs through it. Ill settle for any solid transparent material but I need it too have a decent thickness that I can maintain roughly the same strength of the glass material as part of the pretense is I would like to be able to still set things on top of the desk and use it as a workspace.

Topic by WesleyR10 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Gluing Plastic to Glass??

What would be the best way to glue plastic to glass?? I have some Epoxy but I don't know if that would hold.

Topic by Mr. TiKi 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Japanese Glass Float

My dad is going to give me a glass float (which will be called a glass ball from now on) but I need to make something to hold it so that it doesn't get broken. I'm not quite sure how big it is exactly, but it's definitely bigger than a volleyball. Anyway I have absolutely no idea what to make for it. I want something that will look good but not cost too much. So... Any ideas?

Topic by Sunbanks 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Threading a glass tube? Answered

Hello, I'm looking to make a prototype and I need to have a thick ( 1/8 of in) glass tube threaded at one end about a 1/4-1/2 in. up so I can screw on a cap. How would I go about getting that done or have one custom made for me? Can anyone help?

Question by haz630 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Projecting onto glass

Alright here's my question, I know I've seen it done a couple places, the first image I could find as an example was just this :http://www.en.dnp.dk/data/4418/3791/4418.jpg# (just see below)What kind of glass do I need to do something like this? I'd like to build a table of sorts out of glass with a projector built into the frame under it to project upwards onto the glass, then eventually perhaps adding an IR sensor and work towards building a touchscreen/MS-Surface-like table. Any thoughts? Obviously its not normal glass or the projector would just pass through it

Topic by ianidas 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Glass Bottle Ring

Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?

Topic by Gwenhwyfar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Video projection on glass?

Hi I was doing some resources on how to achieve a rear projection on transparent surfaces like glass, but without of much success (there are projects on this site, but all are using a black projection material). I would like to do it on a shop window using a projector. I have found out that I need some special foil to get this working, but most of them are black and not transparen and there are a lots of brands. I am wondering if there would be a DIY solution, maybe a frosted white sticker cut to the size would work, to still keep a level of transparency on of the window. Suggestions are welcomed! Thanks!

Topic by vedtam 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


is there any video display spy glasses i can buy or make?

I play in a home card game were we fan out the cards face up for 1 sec. is there a way to conseal a video display in a pair of sunglasses? i wamt to snap a pic and display it inside the glasses?

Question by sir striker 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



any one know how to make 3D glasses for someone with a weak and strong eye.?

I get real pissed off about all the movies that are coming out in 3D because i cant ever get the experience in 3D because i have a weak eye and a strong eye so when i wear 3D glasses only one color gets filtered out and the other still exists. (FYI my left eye is my strong eye).

Question by forbear697 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Movie / Email / iPod / survallance screen on you eyeglasses anyone?

Check this funky pair of glasses out: Movie glasses video link

Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Metal eyeglass arms have lost their coating, what to use to re-coat them?

Hi and thanks for reading my question. I wear reading glasses and have had some pretty good luck with a pair that I purchased at CVS approximately four years ago. The only thing that has went wrong is that the clear-coating, that used to cover the inside of the glass's "arms" has worn off, from the rubbing of the inside of the arms against my head as I put the glasses on and take the glasses off. Does anybody please have any suggestions about what I should use to re-coat the arms of my reading glasses? Thanks again for reading my question and thanks also to anybody that can please offer me any suggestion(s)! Dan

Question by iamuser1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Is there any place to get custom-shaped prescription lenses?

I have a pair of goggles of the style featured in this instructable. The problem arises because I am nearsighted and need prescription lenses to see properly. Thus the question: Is there some website where I can give them the particulars of the lenses and have them make the lenses and cut them to fit in the goggles? FYI, they would just be 50mm circles.

Question by nruegs 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



Solar panel: Shattered glass - epoxy or replace the glass? Answered

Hello, I see many projects/videos about making solar panels or repairing shattered glass on solar panel with things like epoxy. But I have found nothing about chaging the glass of the solar panel. The cost of epoxy  for a repair seems quite high (30$+?) and maybe not always suited long term. Assuming the cost of the glass wasnt much higher, is there something practical stoping a repair by chaging the glass rather than using epoxy? Thank you!

Question by RincewindT 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


glasses to make humans to see in greyscale?

when we put on glasses we see the world in certain hues of other colors, would a combination of filters enable someone to see things in black and white? what combination of what materials might this be? are there any other ways this might be possible?

Question by miss.barboza 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


digital soldering glasses... i need inSIGHT.

I have a idea, to create digital soldering glasses but don't have any inclinations on what direction to go or what mats. to use. I have entertained microscope lenses, ben franklin-esk, lenses (not digital),surveillance pens( not sure how to zoom them),phone cameras( no idea how they zoom either (not in a diy fasion)) a small screen to a hacked digital camera scope, I am a experienced circuit developer with limited understanding of optics. so here is the question if not "think tank" disclosure. if you were to make "zoom glasses" what you use and why.  other low tech to turn digital to be jewelry quality scopes. magnifying lenses for eyeglass repair, etc.     thanks for your time and consideration.

Topic by CD_tatro 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to remove Candle Wax from Eye Glasses?? Answered

My wife dropped her eye glasses in a candle with melted wax. She attempted to scratch it off but can’t remove all of it and probably scratched them somewhat. I was thinking maybe dipping them in some boiling water to melt the wax. Anyone have any other ideas?

Question by keydogstony 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Attach LED's to (eye)Glasses with the Ability to Dim

Hello,   I'm trying to make eye glasses that are an indicator of how interested I am in what you are saying. (I'm not that big of a jerk, its for an art project ;) ) My idea is to put LED's around the frame that glow brightly when I am interested, and dim to nothing with I'm not.  It's just important to have the in between.  Ideally, this would be controlled by a slide switch dimmer.   The problem is that I really have no idea what I'm doing.  Is this possible? And could someone explain, in the most simple yet informative terms, how to make this work? Thank you!

Topic by JonathanLampron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I lost my glasses in the ocean; help me choose a new pair!

I lost my glasses kitesurfing in some enormous waves at Waddell Creek yesterday! I went through the complete spin-cycle: caught in a wave, spun so fast underwater I didn't know which way was up, almost run out of breath, lose glasses, etc... I forgot to write my email address on them, so if you find a pair of glasses somewhere along the Northern California coast let me know! I've worn my glasses in the ocean for more than 6 years without incident; in fact, I lost so many pairs of contacts to the ocean, that I started favoring my glasses. Below you can see me just coming back to shore wearing my glasses -- on this particular day, I was so tired after 6 hours of kitesurfing that I couldn't get the food into my mouth properly. I choose that pair by wandering into an optical store and demanding "1960's NASA engineer glasses." They were probably more "graphic designer" glasses, but cool nonetheless. Help me choose what I should get next! I'm partial to http://www.optical4less.com/ because they're super cheap and believe me when I tell them "my prescription really hasn't changed and I don't need another eye exam."

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



What would I need and how would I go about making Chromatic Lenses (AR glasses to assist colour blind people)? Answered

I am colour blind. Mainly with reds and browns. Now, for a long time, that's stopped me from finding work in the fields I am interested in. Or limited me at least. However, I've had this idea in my head of a pair of glasses/goggles with an AR (Augmented Reality) functionality, which, if you press a button, it tells you in plain, English terms, at the top of the viewable bit of glass, what colour it is, but also the nearest possible hex code. Thus far I've worked out that it needs some kind of miniature digital camera, lenses that can display text information (might be the hardest thing to create... It doesn't need any user interface, at least on the early version, as its sole purpose is to identify the colour and nothing else, so I think the actual display will be very simple (which since it's supposed to be worn as glasses, makes sense as you still need to see even when the text is being displayed)), and a power source that either lasts a long time or is renewable, or is easily replaced like AA batteries. I've been thinking more and more that this would be really useful for me and for anyone else who is colourblind, but since I don't really know where to begin or even how much a working prototype would cost me to build, I just decided to say "sod any chance of patenting this idea, let's just ask the Internet so someone with the know-how can help!". If the AR bit of this doesn't seem quite possible at this point in time, perhaps some kind of application that can run on a modern smartphone would be a good alternative?

Question by dparry2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Bottle stem holder

I have a lot of bottles i want to turn into differnt glasses. I liked tkhe idea of these stem holders but dont want to buy them. I'm thinking if using cutting and using the bottle bottoms so i need a way to attach them. Is there a food safe glue/epoxy to do this. Can i weld or melt the glass together. Yes, i can just buy the item buts thats not the point.

Question by danneauxs 10 days ago  |  last reply 9 days ago


Cheap Eyeglasses - No, it isn't SPAM

Ok, first off, this isn't SPAM - I'm not advertising, just trying to figure something out about this company.Zenni OpticalThey sell glasses starting from $8! Glasses from a local glasses retailer cost around $120, at least! How can they afford to go down that low, compared to other stores? Is it their method of production, like they use different, cheaper materials? I've order 2 pairs off of their site, one regular, one sunglasses. I'll be awaiting the results. Still, it's crazy how low they can go, or how overpriced local stores are.

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making or modifying eyeglass frames

Does anyone have any references for how to create or modify eyeglass frames? I have a couple of very hard and nice looking sapphire crystal rounds from very expensive projector lights that I would love to make into a set of hi-tech John Lennin glasses. Any tips? Links? Instructables I missed? I know I could probably cajole an eyeglass place, but want to do this on the super cheap. Thanks!

Topic by homba 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


My eyes are dim, I cannot see...

You may not know, but I wear contacts. They're monthly disposables - I can leave them in 24/7 for most of a month, as long as I go without for a coupld of day in between. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost my spectacles. Since last I wore them, I have been to Cornwall (other side of the country) and on cub camp (in a field). I fear my spectacles are lost somewhere between. Being massively short-sighted, I am consequently having trouble seeing things. I have "Ctrl+ed", but I still have my nose just a hand-span from the screen and key-board. So, if I accidentally post gibberish tonight, and the next night or two, blame it on the mole-eyes. UPDATE: I have a headache, g'night all.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Adapting LCD Active Shutter Glasses (3D Glasses) possible?

Can you take a pair of Active Shutter glasses, ie. Samsung and adjust how fast the glasses are flashing (They usually flash around 92hz (48hz per eye), I was wondering if you could drop that down to 4-6hz per eye(8-12 hz overall)Is this possible? With a the circuits and timers?Any ideas on how to do this?Thanks

Topic by bethekind 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


Help needed in fixing plexi glass or glass to table top...?

I am wanting to have a large image on my coffee table, protected by plexi/glass, but I don't want to screw through the plexi/glass; any ideas on how i can secure it??

Question by manuelle_override 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hand Painting Wine Glasses

I have always used Folkart Enamel paint to paint my wine glasses and never had any problems.   This paint is now changing to the GLOSS only in stores, I can't find it in the non-gloss anymore.    Why does the paint start cracking when I put on the 2nd coat of paint?  I'm cleaning with alcohol first, waiting 30 minutes, then painting and it still want adhere to the glass with a 2nd coat. See picture below. 

Topic by jccgeorge 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3D Glasses setup? Crystal Eyes?

 I recently found a old pair of Crystal Eyes, and i recognized them as 3d stereo glasses, i found alot of wires, a manual, and an emitter box. I was wondering if their is an easy way to connect them to my computer I have a 8800GT and a Gateway 24inch monitor

Question by snowluck2345 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have seen a type of glasses in several movies/ TV shows. Answered

( I've seen a pair in the movie Wild Hogs ) It's those glasses that come apart in the middle, and snap back together. I want to know what they are called, where I can get them, and at what price. I might need glasses in the future, and those would be the ultimate meek accessory.

Question by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Custom PCB: Help needed for the design of RGB Chemion-like glasses?

When I found the Chemion glasses I at first thought they were very cool, but they were still missing something. So searching on Instructables got me to this project from RGBFreak with RGB's. However this project was for my purpose still missing something. So my main goal was to create a portable (a wire down the glasses to a box in your pockets seems a bit annoying) version of RGBFreak's glasses with the following subgoals: Built-in Arduino with dip socket First of all to burn the arduino image on the chip and also to transfer new code to the chip Rechargeable batteries Li-ion batteries to ensure a good battery life (also maybe decrease brightness) A way to recharge the batteries Batteries behind the ears (looks like the most ergonomic position) More memory Additional memory to extend the memory on the arduino alone (RGBFreak had to include this because of much code) Shrink down the code (RGBFreak used 256 colors, maybe a way to use less colors?) Different presets and being able to switch between them, with one eq preset and one or more BT presets (later explained) Bluetooth RGBFreak created an app to control the glasses with an app from his smartphone A Visual EQ (because it's pretty darn awesome) Include a microphone (RGBFreak worked on it, but wanted it via his smartphone and it was too timeconsuming to figure it out) So, according to these goals I made this design. However, since this project costs a lot of money, especially the custom pcb's, I would like to know for sure my project should work. Otherwise, a good idea which can reduce cost is also very helpfull. What I found was that EasyEDA is still the cheapest manufacturer I can find (and I must admit I would like to have black pcb's because it looks very professional).

Question by Jeremyv30 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How can I stop my glasses falling off my face when I bend forward, without looking like a geriatric librarian?

My glasses are a little loose fitting and tend to fall off if I lean forward. Everyone keeps telling me to get one of those chains that attaches to the frame and let you hang the glasses around your neck. These are waaaay too uncool, what can I make instead?

Question by so_real 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


would this work to create a 3d display?

okay, I saw those video glasses devices they have, and as many have two screens, one for each eye, I was wondering if you could process a 3d signal to each eye, and enable the glasses to show 3d. it would be somewhat like those autostereoscopic and lenticular displays, but by separating the left and right channels and sending each to the screen for that eye only, the device should be able to give 3d without polarizing or shutter glasses. is this possible? how would one go about splitting the left and right video channels and feeding the split signals to each screen? my idea here was to try to create a simple cheap 3d display for people who use 3d video cameras and camcorders, as this would be an easy way to view the 3d images without dealing with headache inducing lenticular or autostereoscopic displays. thanks for any input.

Topic by Nyanman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


welding mask LCD?

Ok i have one LCD from a welding mask and i need another. What i want to do is basically make auto-dimming glasses. I want this particular type because all i have to do is apply a few volts and the entire thing will dim, it makes things simple. Can someone please tell me where i can buy some if anywhere. Or give me a suggestion as to what else i could use.

Question by OverSaltedFry 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago