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Artist Tim Simpson has a helmet that makes you smile, no serious, the helmet *makes* you smile – “A helmet for people in jobs which demand an unusual amount of smiling, such as air-stewards, receptionists and politicians. A sensor in the front of the helmet detects anybody within a 2 metre range, at which point the mouth is pulled into a broad grin by a small servo motor and some concealed fishing wire. The helmet addresses the facades of social interaction and explores our responses to affected expressions.” [via] – Link.


  • Helmet Cam (hands free video production) – Link.
  • LED POV helmet – Link.
  • HOW TO – Build your own diving helmet – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Copperh3ad says:

    Nice, guess the maker has seen Ren and Stimpy or played the old Paranoia RPG back in the 80′s.

  2. pelrun says:

    It’s re-neducation!

    Just relax, let the hooks do their work… :)

  3. DGary says:

    Hello, boys and girls. This is your old pal, Stinky Wizzleteats. This is a song about a whale. No! This is a song about being happy! That’s right! It’s the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!

    Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
    Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
    Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
    Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

    Seriously tho, this is just demented.