When my daughter was not more than 4 years old, she came up to me, tiny voice and hair in lopsided pigtails from the days activities, and said “Mommy, when I grow up, I wanna be Daft Punk.” She loved them! We’d watch Interstella 5555 every day, over and over and over again. And I was completely OK with this. Thrilled even. Every minute of it. Because I wanted to be Daft Punk too. Now I get to tell my almost 10-year-old daughter that with a 3D printer and some supplies, that we can have our very own Daft Punk helmet. Wearable, lighted and everything. I think this is a dream come true inside all of us.
The project by Adafruit includes a guide, lists of tools and supplies, and helpful prerequisite guides so that you know just what completing the project will take. You’ll need a soldering iron and solder, a few other things, and a very large 3D printer, but basically the project involves downloading the design file, resizing the helmet to fit your head, and printing it out in transparent/translucent PLA filament. In a few more steps, you’ll cover the helmet with tape and spray paint it with metallic paint and add the programmable LED strips by soldering them into the front of the helmet.
Voilà! You can be Daft Punk too.