July 27, 2015 | By Alec

So much great music has been written under the influence of drugs, but that doesn’t mean you need to take some to enjoy it. While some users have recommended it for some extra visual effects, Hungarian student Bence Agoston has come up with a much safer and more affordable alternative for seeing trippy effects while listing to music: the 3D printed MOOD sunglasses.

Bence Agoston is a first-year design student in Budapest, Hungary, and created these cool sunglasses for one of his design projects. As he explained on the create platform Behance, where he shared these cool glasses, they are basically designed to add a new dimension to listening to music. ‘MOOD was designed with the goal of making the experience of music listening totally complete. It can assign optional vision to the feeling by the psychedelic music,’ he explains.

So how do they work? Essentially, this hipster-looking pair of sunglasses consists of a 3D printed frame made from ABS, in which you can insert up to six differently patterned lenses (all filter UV and are clear). All lenses can be layered in a variety of ways. Each of the lenses has a different Moiré pattern that filters green, red, or blue light in unique ways. All lenses can further be rotated into different results.

And because each lens differently filters each color (or leave blank fields), changing sceneries ensure an endless experience of changing psychedelic effects. ‘The ideal situation for use is during travel, when people listen to music, just looking out the window and watching the ever-changing sights, in perfect harmony with the music,’ he says. ‘The patterns on the lenses are transparent, and by the RGB color-code, they red, green and blue. Because every color filter the incoming lights differently, and the patterns can overlap each other, or leave blank fields, the new vision is completely random and twisted.’

But of course the glasses themselves look pretty cool too, and will definitely suit a certain look. ‘The shape is designed at the aim of simplicity and the distinctness, that the wearer belongs to a kind of subculture,’ the designer adds. Fortunately, this 3D printed frame can also be used with clear lenses, because you can’t be tripping all day long.



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