Led Glasses

LED glasses you can see through (surprisingly well, too). They subtly pulse, making them as cold and inhuman. They were totally perfect for the character I was going after Mr. Freeze. It was my first time really playing with LEDs and Arduinos, then was a learning curve extremely well helped by the wonderful community Instructables. The biggest lesson here for me (as with virtually all projects) was iterate, iterate, interact! I have ignored everything for this instructable though and I’ll show you the steps to the final product.
Don’t be scared-it’s really very simple. I started with a few glasses of cheap soldering and electronics added there. One of the main challenges was to keep the light of the LEDs apart from the light of the outside world into my eye. Here is an explanation of the parts of the cross section from front to back.
The lens holder is a unique piece of goggles, basically, a ring that screws in the body to support the various lenses.
The glass lens is a flat glass disc that came with the goggles. I kept it to make sure the front of each lens has a bright, uniform surface.
The Board is just a small plastic ring which acts as a spacer between the small glass and plastic.
The plastic disc is a disc of opaque white plastic cut to an Ikea storage box. The front is slightly textured and the back has a triangular tessellation normal carved on it with a dremel. Through the Center is a small hole (diameter of approximately 1.5 cm) through which I can see.
The black foam tube is a small tube Cut/carved in foam (foam craft) to keep the LED light to do it in my eye, keeping a solid tube of darkness. Here at bestitude.com you can get more different models of the lighting. The squishiness of foam also helps keep everything in place.
Six LEDs are mounted in a uniform manner around the foam tube, mounted on a mirrored acrylic sheet simply by pulling the wires through small holes drilled through the acrylic. Acrylic because it is solid and can be clear in the Centre, spread to jump all the light possible out of the front of the lens.Mirroring is a film applied on the front, but foil or aluminum tape would work equally well. Made a point of cutting the mirror in the center of the acrylic so that I could see.
The foam is for comfort, to protect my face from the electronics, and to make sure block any light coming through or around the acrylic.