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Feb 11th 2016

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Steampunk Goggles Build

DIY LED Steampunk Goggles
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Category: Help & How To

We go step by step and show how to make your own Steampunk Goggles.

 

These are the parts you'll need to order for our Steampunk Goggles Build

        
1. Vintage Steampunk Welding Goggles    $7.99    
2. GraceAngie 40Pcs Bronze Alloy Roung Clock Watch gears    $6.99    
3. Magnifying Loupe    $6.75    
4. Arduino Nano (Atmega 328P)    $2.19    
5. WS2812 16-Bit RGB LED Ring ($3.17 x 2)    $6.34    
6. 30AWG Silicone Wire ($1.00 x 3) [Red, Black, Blue]    $3.00    
7. 600mah batteries + Charging harness    $18.00    

Total $51.26    
        
You'll also need a 3D Printer that can print the following parts        
Steampunk Googles Frame (Right Side)        
Steampunk Goggles Frame (Left Side)       
Steampunk Goggles LED Holder (x2)        
        


Tools and supplies        
1. 3D Printer        
2. Dremel (or other drilling tool)        
3. Hot Glue Gun        
4. Soldering Kit        
5. Pliers, Screwdrivers        
6. Heat Shrink Tubing (Black)        

 


Instructions:


1. Disconnect one of the eye cups from the bridge strap
2. Drill a small rat hole at the base of each nose-cutout. (Big enough for 6 strands of 30awg silicone wire
3. Cut the following pieces of 30awg Silicone Wire
-- 2 x 6" Red
-- 1 x 8" Red
-- 2 x 6" Black
-- 1 x 8" Black
-- 1 x 6" White
-- 1 x 8" White
4. Strip and tin all your Silicone wires
6. Cut a 3/4" long piece of 1/4" Black Heat Shrink tubing
7. Run the 3, 8" lengths through the heat shrink tubing, then push the tubing & wires over the exposed bridge strap
8. Reconnect both cups to the bridge strap
9. Run the 3, 8" lengths into the left cup rat-hole.
10. Solder the following:
-- Black to any "GND" pad
-- Red to any "VCC" pad
-- White to "IN" pad
11. Run 1 x 6" black and 1 x 6" red into the left cup rat-hole
12. Solder the following:
-- Black to the remaining "GND" pad
-- Red to the remaining "VCC" pad
13. Solder the black and red wires to a battery connector from the charging harness
14. Pull back the slack wire from the left cup
15. Run the other side of the 8" wires into the rat-hole on the right cup.
16. Solder the following:
-- Black to any "GND" pad
-- Red to any "VCC" pad
-- White to the "OUT" pad
17. Run the remaining 6" black, red and white wires into the right-cup rat-hole.
18. Solder the following:
-- Black to the remaining "GND" pad
-- Red to the remaining "VCC" pad
-- White to the "In" pad
19. Solder the other ends of those wires to the Arduino:
-- Black to "GND"
-- Red to "VIN"
-- White to "D3"

 

Test Programming


We're using the "100 Lights" code example from Episode 173
* We need to change the Digital Pin to "3"
* We need to change the number of LEDs to "16"
* We can play with the brightness

You can find the code here. 
 

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