Jul 22 2010Amazingly Amazing DIY Daft Punk Helmet

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Want a futuristic space helmet like the guys from Daft Punk wear? Well now you can make your own, thanks to a in-depth build page by Volpin Props (the makers of the amazing Bioshock Big Daddy suit). Just look at it. I bet you don't even need a spaceship to fly to the stars with that thing on! Yep, I'd say a jet-pack would be plenty sufficient. Wanna give it a go? Awesome, just sign here so I can have your comic book collection in case I shoot your ass out of the sky with a rocket launcher you burn up during reentry (I want your WoW characters too).

Hit the jump for a bunch more of the finished product, as well as two videos (one of the 17-month build packed into 3-minutes, and another of the complete helmet).

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Build Video:

Finished Product:

Volpin Props

Thanks to Guy, Andrea and Jiminy Crackhead, who -- helmets? Where we're going we don't need helmets. Oh hell yes we do too and now I have four to choose from!

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Reader Comments

FUCKIN AWESOME!

AMAZAZING

I am also amazingly fast

Long last the robots!

I wonder if he know that there was a law suit over someone making a daft punk helmet because they trade marked both of them. But on the up side you can buy one for 50K! :P

These remind me of Dead Space. I wonder if they can make a suit to go with the helmets!

What is Daft Punk? some kinda sci fi manga?

@7 Just some French dudes.

DO WANT!!!

FUCKIN AWESOME!

is exactly what i was thinking, wow
i think it would be a nice addition to make some lights react to surrounding noise

I wonder how this cost/functionality compares to the original? ;-) Looks like a lot of DYI R&D was involved!

that spray painted cat face in the beginning is taken off of the movie from WTFJapanseriously.com.... do some lurking and find it

I have half a mind to whore myself out for one of those.

This man is amazing. I've been following him ever since his portal gun and have never ceased to be impressed.

@7 they're a band
Pretty cool helmet, but I don't have the patience to work on anything for that long
..... just sayin

GIMME!!

What song is playing on the youtube video where they show the lights in action? anyone?

my mom took one look and said "motorbike helmet."
But I think this looks really great.


@17

The Prodigy - The Way it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9PUH2Y8lE

jesus would have been proud.

so much freaking win

OMG I WANT IT

that's awesome, but i'm just glad no one said "first"

@7&8 EPIC. FAIL.

This is amazing - one of the best posts I've seen on here - along with the nike commercials ft. daft punk. VIVA LA FRENCH HOUSE MUSIQUE :D

SHEESH!!

I JIZZED MY PINKY PANTSSSSS -.-

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

DO WANT u.u♥

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG, that's totally double rainbow all the way

The cat is from a movie called Hausu. It's awesome. Make sure to buy it from Criterion when it comes out in October.

@28 LOOOOL
Thats FLIPPING AWESOME! I think I'll try to build one

@13
Would do that without a doubt

This is amazing, I wish I had the time and patience to do something like that.

FRICKIN' AWESOME...!!!!! WOULD WANT THAT THANG SO BAD!!!!!! >__<""

@24 Epic fail how?
You seriously think there's someone on the internet/on this website who doesn't know who Daft Punk is?
@7 was most likely being sarcastic so I gave a sarcastic answer.
Besides knowing that they're French kind of shows I obviously know who they are.
Epic ah... nevermind...

I want one!

Is it street legal? Because I wanna know if I can rock this on my Tron light cycle.

This guy is sort of a douche. I e-mailed him a hell of a long time ago about a commission. Didnt even give me the courtesy of a response. Impressive work but minus one for manners/client care.

@P05TMAN: I answer all my emails, and if I missed yours then I sincerely apologize. This is not my job, its just a hobby I do in my free time and therefore it can take some time to respond to people - I tend to spend my time in my shop, not in front of the computer.

This is some mad geekery to the awesome-th power. Totally wicked.

Love it! Let's get this sucker DOT approved already! Need a new motorcycle helmet!

@39 im not sure I would want this on my bike. It looks like it would have almost no peripheral vision due to the epic double rainbow on the sides.

Still, im very impressed. Sad thing is , i have the tools and experience to make something like this.... but damn am I lazy...

shiiiit! i really like this one.... im a fan of daft punk........hahahah

USELESS CRAP!

I want one so bad right now
I wish I had the time and the money to make this Helmet
or something like this

I WANNA HAV ONE!
let me know how much it costs!?

Clean. Neat. Impressive. Job.

Bravo.

Someone asked how it compares to the original....Im not 100% the quality of the material that goes into the original but I heard they run about 60 grand. One difference I do know is the original version of this helmet has lights actually in the front glass part too (where your eyes, nose, etc. would be be) not just on the side. They light up with a heart, smiley face, different color circles, shapes, etc. and they scroll up and down as well....not to mention he can see out of it at the same time!

@42

you have no taste now off troll.
BACK! UNDER THE BRIDGE WITH YOU!

You would of thought they would of played Daft Punk, instead of The Prodigy.

ok guys i have one cool hidden feature, plug an ipod under the green signal usb, download all songs, title and artist will compare on each coloured bar, you've got a human Juke Box! Wait woot??

This is outstanding! I must do this!

Wonderful! I wish I can get one!!!

Wonderful!!!Pandora Bracelet

Awesome

PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME WHERE I CAN BUY ONE OF THESE IVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR DAYS SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A FAKE ONE not a real one for like 50k or something

Looks like a cross between R2D2 and a casino slot machine lights.

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