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Coolest Steampunk goggles ever! Answered

Well, on my daily internet crawl i came across these.

the 'The Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.' are top of the range handcrafted items!

They even have 'iris's' that 'I also added Iris diopters inside the housing. These serve two purposes. First they look really cool. Second, they actually do improve the sharpness of vision at long distances at their smallest aperture. They do this by increasing the depth of field by limiting the aperture similar to a camera lens.'

Don't you just love them?

Check it out here
The Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.

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magicgeek14

7 years ago

Either make an instructable or tell us how to buy them online. please answer back.

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caitlinsdadmagicgeek14

Reply 7 years ago

You are commenting on a topic about 3 years old. The highlighted text in the forum topic indicates a link to the original source of the goggles. You may want to try there and ask the creator of the goggles.

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KentsOkaycaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

And I wondered why I wasn't using the forums anymore...

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neoxdonut

9 years ago

Owning a pair of these would be awesome.

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marvlousneoxdonut

Reply 9 years ago

find googles you like, change the straps to leather measure the insides and buy the diaphrams to fit inside from the Edmonds catalogue

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TRIPLEC

9 years ago

omg! tell me how to make it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I can't believe it - I have to resort to text-speak:

OMG!

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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

i so need to get some iris mechanisms for my costume. I do have one, but its built into the stock of my sniper rifle...

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sonapsgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Stock or scope? I don't see the function in an iris being placed in the stock.

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gmjhowesonaps

Reply 9 years ago

The iris sections is part of the cryo chamber. It opens up for 'refueling'

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, I thought you meant it was in a "real" rifle. I didn't think about you having to wreck one project to build another...

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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

haha my bad, i should of made it clear i meant my steampunk one.

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sonapsgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

I've seen all of your Steampunk inspired guns and, quite frankly, they're incredibly well done and inspiring.

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gmjhowesonaps

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you! Its the best thing when you get comments like that, there is nothing better than when people are inspired by my work.

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sonapsgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Ah, now I see where you're coming from.

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Hmmm.... rifle or killer monocle?

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KitemanKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Hah, I had to resort to Urban Dictionary to translate that.

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SuperCoPilot

9 years ago

oh god i wish i could have those they look great

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Carlos Marmo

9 years ago

Wonderful work! Much Style! Congratulations!

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Plasmana

9 years ago

Wow! That is so amazing! It looks like a thing from the past...

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gmjhowePlasmana

Reply 9 years ago

well, thats kinda what steampunk is.

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Plasmanagmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Well, it is still really cool!

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KentsOkayPlasmana

Reply 9 years ago

Steampunk's the idea of Victorian technology gone modern. Check on wikipedia.

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fuzvulf

9 years ago

I just love steampunk.

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mspark400

9 years ago

Does anyone have a good source of where I could purchase iris mechanisms? Cheers, mspark400

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benthekahnmspark400

Reply 9 years ago

Try finding a place that sells old or broken camera lenses.

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$ NAB $

9 years ago

This is the best goggles I've seen till now. I'll try to make one but thats gonna be hard to reach the original.

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skunkbait

9 years ago

I'm not really big on 'steampunk', but these are awesome!

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hypermechanic

9 years ago

beautiful. I wish I had the gear to make them.

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jdtwelve12hypermechanic

Reply 9 years ago

Me too. Not just the gear, but the skill. This project is a work of art; it shows imagination, planning, patience, committment, creativity, and precision. Having the right tools is nice, but I'd be happy to whittle my way through life with a rusty spoon if I had these other qualities in the quantities demonstrated by this work. Awesome.

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gmjhowehypermechanic

Reply 9 years ago

I reckon i could create something almost as good using 'found pieces', which obviously require no metal working tools,

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Lithium Rain

9 years ago

Let me now say something that will doubtlessly earn me the scorn and flaming of many: Those are ugly.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

That they may be, but they are definitely still cool (notice the adjustable aperture behind each lens...

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, yes, I can see the appeal. They are pretty cool. I guess I just never have liked steampunk very much.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

I know what you mean, but then I have always held a bit of fascination for the "Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Nautilus" kind of look too. Not that I would decorate my home with it....but maybe my workshop :-)

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westfwLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Ah; you've put your finger on it. Steampunk is stuff that is ugly but still cool; stuff from a world in which the standards of fashion and style matured ... differently.
I don't seem to like steampunk that much either but it's still cool (then again, I'm not so fond of modern fashion/etc either a lot of it is pretty ugly too)

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NachoMahmawestfw

Reply 9 years ago

"Look! I'm the bloody pope, I am! May not know much about art, but I know what I like!" - Monty Python (Michelangelo and the Pope)

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Dragon Maze

9 years ago

They are gorgeous, but... how do we make them? I guess as a forum post, not an Instructable, they act as a source for inspiration. :)

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gmjhoweDragon Maze

Reply 9 years ago

they are made by a professional metal worker, i think they might take a bit more than an ible to explain.

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Leather... Brass... Variable-Aperture thingies... *bursts forth from chair* I WANNA PAIR!

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PKMKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

Not brass.. Nitride-coated titanium alloy that looks like brass but has space-age super strength and lightness. Brass 2.0, if you will.

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KentsOkayPKM

Reply 9 years ago

*waves hand with dismissive air* It looks like brass, I'll call it brass...