These spyglasses will be the most expensive item on the list. You’ll need to pick up an ultra small video spy camera (available on eBay for around $18), a pair of dark sunglasses, some 20-gauge wire, electrical tape, superglue and a wire cutter/stripper.
Step 1 – Cut the cord on the spy camera so that the component output cords and the camera itself are separated. Strip two inches off the ends of the four exposed wires. These wires will be color coded red, yellow, white, and black--for audio, video, power and ground. This doesn’t matter much as you will be connecting the wires back together in the next step.
Step 2 – Add about ten feet of 20-gauge black wire to the end of each of the exposed wires on the video camera end. Connect these wires to the component wires making sure that yellow goes to yellow, red to red, etc. Secure the exposed wire with electrical tape.
Step 3 – Glue the camera to the inside of the sunglasses on either the far left or far right of the corresponding lens.
Step 4 – Run the wire around the end of the glasses, and down to a small recorder in your pants pocket. Connect the component outputs into the video recorder and you’re ready to go.
These homemade spy gear ideas should be used with the best of intentions. They can be fun if used in a non-malicious way. Take care when making any of these items, especially those dealing with electricity--you might give yourself a little shock if you’re not careful. Now go to, have a bit of fun making some homemade spy gear!