How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months




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Published on Jul 17, 2010

For more info on the build and process, check out my website: http://www.volpinprops.com/portfolio/...

This video chronicles my odyssey with replicating the iconic gold Daft Punk helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. Over the process, I took hundreds of pictures, mostly because my crummy digital camera I shoot with has a bum autofocus. What you see are the collection of all of these images, and a little hint of video as well.

Programming for the helmet code was done by James Moss.

Chroming work courtesy of Creations n' Chrome

Custom PCBs printed by batchPCB.com (designed by me)

Visor vacuum-forming performed by Mike Iverson

Some video and photography courtesy of Emily Krix

A lot of people asked why I don't have this in my store, and the answer is: I need to resculpt this helmet. If you're interested in seeing that happen, you can donate to my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/volpinprops?ty=h) and at $2k/month, I will be able to set aside the time to redo this helmet properly. After that, I will sell raw casts of the helmet for people interested in finishing their own.

Otherwise, sorry, no, there's not really a way for me to take time away from my paid work to revisit this project, as cool as it is. Thanks for your understanding.


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