I did find something interesting that could work for a ecto-google conversion. I wanted something that had a third strap over the top of the head, and I found this:
http://www.tomtop.com/cst06-google-card ... oCADDw_wcB
My only concern is that it's made of cardboard, so any lens would have to be semi-light weight, I imagine, and I still plan on hunting up some old camera lenses to use for the goggles. Thoughts?
I've been trying to source the lenses from eBay, though I think I'm going to hunt some pawn shops and flea markets to see if I can source some parts locally.
Or all else fails, gonna design my own. Just seems on how fast I want them done
Goggles fit well, a bit front heavy, and obviously designed for a phone, not to see through, so we're going to have to change that.
When you open it up, on the inside you find some simple mechanics for their lenses for adjusting the visual spread as well as the focus. Unfortunately the lenses are no good to me as they are designed for looking at something extremely close up. So I had to remove them regardless.
Thankfully, this is actually a very straightforward process. Six screws held a face plate, and through some careful jiggling, I was able to remove all the small parts from these adjustable lenses, including the lenses them selves. I plan on reusing these parts (minus the lenes) somehow in the actual goggle lenses down the road, since I was able to preserve everything.
I also removed the plate off of the "front door". Also easily removed with a few screws.
With all of those parts stripped out, we're left with a very clean looking interior. Looks very well design. And is also incredibly light now.
I found this security camera attachment at HD on my last run, and thought it was perfect for one ecto-lens - with a little TLC, of course.
Also, came up with a quick concept sketch for making an "interactive" lens. I've been wanting to find a camera lens with a manual zoom, but either I get outbid on Ebay, or I can't find anything I like, so I'm opting to build it myself. Any advice from what you see here?
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