>>28555543>What's on your mind anon?
After seeing people argue over the semantics of how aura goggles are impossible to make, I decided to make a pair. If there's anything that /x/ is terrible at, it's taking action.
Turns out dicyanin likely isn't the limiting factor. It was the best material available at the time for a bandpass filter glass. There is a durable alternative, which is Wood's Glass. ZWB1 formulation is closest to dicyanin's performance characteristics. There is probably no magic sauce to dicyanin.>2x ZWB1 filter, 50mm dia.
At $10 per unit, this is the most affordable before going towards the really good stuff that is easily $150-$400 per filter. Performance outcomes are likely not affected.>Forney 55311 Economy Welding Goggles, $7 per unit
Fits 50mm filters.>Aluminum Tape
Aluminum is the schizo's choice for schizo things. It's also amazingly reflective of anything bigger than far-ultraviolet. It's $20 per 150 foot roll. I used about <$1 worth.
Primary purpose is to reflect heat. Wearing this in the daylight means goggles get hot really fast.>Flocking Tape
Absorbs light, taped along the interior of the goggle cups to avoid glare. I used <$1 worth.>Total cost + sales tax + S&H
About $30, or for me about $32 after fucking up the tape and doing it over again.>Results
Looks cool as hell. Far-Red and-Near Infrared is overwhelmingly visible in the daylight. UV is a hazy, vibrant blueish-violet. It's really goddamn difficult to see out of them outside of indirect sunlight. ZWB3 glass is way easier to see out of.
On a schizo note, the goggles allow what looks like a trick of the mind. There does appear to be a "mirage" bordering living things that is a lot easier to see with them. It takes about 10-15 minutes for the eyes to adjust. Don't know what that is supposed to be though.
As an aside, quit arguing about this and actually try it. It's wasn't difficult by any means to make any of this.