Cyberpunk 2077, Dexter's Glasses

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After watching the gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077, by CD Project Red, I thought it might be a bit of fun to try and replicate the glasses worn by a character called Dexter Deshawn.

This is a pretty straight forward build using a little bit of 3D modeling and laser cutting. I have all my project files and a vector pdf template for you to use here, if you would like to make your own. 

Check out the video Below for an overview of the project:

MATERIALS USED:

  • 3mm orange tinted acrylic sheet (approx. 180x60mm)

  • 3mm black acrylic sheet (approx. 180x80mm)

  • Glue, acrylic solvent cement or superglue

  • Silver Spray paint

  • Small glasses screws or a paper clip

TOOLS USED:

  • Laser Cutter (plenty of places locally or online will be able to help you if you do not have access to one).

  • Sandpaper, just a little bit.

STEP 1: Laser Cut the template

The vector template has everything you need, so get that cut out first.

STEP 2: Glue in the Hinge Pieces 

With the pieces all cut, we can start gluing them together. Start with the lens hinges.  I’m using acrylic solvent to glue these together - which you really don’t want to get on your fingers - super glue would work fine here too. 
I used a little drill bit to help me line the pieces up while I added a couple of drops of glue.

Repeat the gluing process with the arms and their hinge inserts. 
Just lay them flat against the table and add a couple of drops of glue.
 

STEP 3: Bend the Arms

To add a slight curve to the arms of the glasses you can gently heat them up with a heat gun until they start to droop slightly. Then match the curve for the other piece by laying it on the first one as it cools.
 

STEP 4: Paint the Arms and Glue in the Middle Insert

Give the arms a quick sand to soften some of the sharp edges and then hit them with a coat of silver spray to match the ones that Dexter wears in the game.  - Don’t forget to spray the bridge insert piece at the same time like I did though
Once the paint’s dried you can glue that bridge piece in.
 

STEP 5: Attached the Hinges

The last step is to screw the hinges together - I pulled some screws from a pair of old safety glasses I had, but gluing in a piece paperclip wire also works pretty good.
And now we’re finished.