Cyberpunk 2077, Dexter's Glasses
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:
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
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.