Greetings, folks. I started here with a rather long and intricate 'in-character' post, but I managed to lose the whole thing. In it's stead, I present a rather dull replacement.
I decided I needed some home-made goggles. My fellow band-mates suggested I pull out the steampunk mad-scientist attire for our live shows (I play keyboard/computers/samplers/etc)
The general theme is 'excess'. Lots of doo-dads and bits. I'm not looking for completely functional goggles here, merely things that look really cool
. I don't have them completely designed yet, kind of just taking things as they come. I do know, however, they will have your standard back-of-head strap, as well as the over-the-head type (similar to some welding masks, I suppose).
So far is the process. I plan on updating this as I build them.
I went to Home Depot with no plans or ideas really, just kind of brainstorming. One bit of advice is to go to the tape-measure aisle first. You can nab one the shelf to measure all your pieces, then return it before leaving
I left the store with the following pieces. I really don't know what most of this stuff is *actually* used for. It all looks neat, though
two PVC end-cap-thingies, one short brass pipe with male threads, two brass right-angle joints, various screws and rivets, and a few little plastic flower-type embellishments (which I may or may not use)
The basic layout of the parts thus-far, to give a general idea.
Current parts assembled. I opted for the right-side goggle to have a different piece, which is actually the lid of a Jolt cola bottle. I haven't figured out how I'll handle the lens assembly yet, though.
All threaded areas will end up being covered by something (most likely rubber grommets or the like)
I also plan on incorporating some kind of LED lighted accessory. Not too sure yet, I'm open to ideas.
That's it for now. Fairly decent progress for 20 minutes work, I suppose. All suggestions welcomed and encouraged!