|polarized and anaglyph 3D glasses|
My daughter is becoming quite the little Maker herself. So recently I purchased her the Make: Schools Out! Summer Fun Guide. It's full of cool projects for kids. Best part...It's in 3D! It comes with a pair of cardboard anaglyph 3D glasses that you punch out and assemble. Unfortunately they don't stay on your head well and they are very uncomfortable; the thin cardboard cuts into your ears and nose. So I decided to make a better pair.
|ear pieces removed|
I had a pair of polarized 3D glasses that we got from a 3D movie we went to. Luckily, the lenses were sandwiched in between to halves of the glasses. A little careful prying with a small screwdriver separated the halves and allowed me to remove the lenses. The red and cyan gels from the cardboard glasses peeled off easily.
|separating the halves|
|lenses removed |
(note: the left and right polarized lenses are different, don't mix them up)
|cutting the lenses|
|gels glued to the lenses|
Finally I trimmed the gels to fit the lenses, placed the lenses back in the frames, and glued the frames shut. Snap the ear pieces back on, and you're done. The new glasses are way more comfortable and have a larger viewing window than the old ones. Reading the 3D magazine is much more enjoyable now.
|finished 3D glasses|