How to 3D-print your own Daft Punk helmet
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Over a year ago, I linked out to a Wall Street Journal piece about people who built perfect replicas of the helmets worn by Daft Punk and sold them for thousands of dollars. I included a video called “How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months.” It was an awesome project that was way, way out of my league. But it turns out that with spray paint, LEDs, and a 3D printer, you can make a functional and surprisingly convincing version of one of the designs.
Adafruit has a step-by-step guide to making the helmet, which of course it also sells parts for, but the basic process is shown above: you download the design file, resize the helmet to fit your head, and print it out using tinted transparent plastic, a process that took Adafruit three…