Brandon has been doing some research into the manufacturing and design of a custom Daft Punk helmet. He points out this great build log on the project from Volpin Props:

Part one shows the process of creating the basic form out of cardboard, expanding foam, clay and other materials.

In part two, the process of making a mold of the original is detailed.

The Q & A edition is a response to a number of the questions fielded about the project and details a number of features of the electronics.


There is a lot to like here. If you’ve made an excellent object and want to have more, then check out Adam Savage’s moldmaking primer from MAKE, Volume 08.

Chris Connors

Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.

  • mj

    That style of helmet would make a killer welding mask! Good luck finding auto-darkening glass that curved or large though. (Well, for a reasonable price that is.) I wonder if anyone’s played with treating their own clear substrates to a shade 11 filter…
    I’ll be right back.