Home-made Sunglasses?

16 July, 2016

How much does it cost to buy a pair of carbon-titanium composite polarized sunglasses with Iridium coatings?  Too much.  So I decided to just buy the lenses I want, and build the frame.  Because I could buy $10 Wal-Mart Suglasses fpr the rest of my life–but why would I do that to myself?

How much would you pay for a pair of custom, indestructible sunglasses with a lifetime warranty?  Weigh in at the comments section.


But before we get to the actual build–let me just say that it is criminal that stores such as REI charge $150 for sunglasses that cost less than $15 to make.  So these stores need some competition, and I’m ready to be a part of an ecosystem that puts these morons out of business.





A Blog about Being Happy with What you Have

13 September, 2008

A big part of society is focused on consumption of goods.  Big companies build business plans on what their researchers tell them that you will buy. That system can make the average person feel pretty small and ineffective–so here’s a blog about modifying stuff, customizing it, understanding it–so that when it breaks, you don’t just automatically go out and buy new.  So you can readily assess–“if I fix this, will it be better than new?” When the answer is Yes, it’s time to hack your products–and make them yours!