First you have to find all of the parts; the headlight was found on a fleamarket and the base was extracted from an old desk lamp. It's basically a very simple job of painting the headlight and buffing all the chrome parts with some silver paper and cola (that really works, you know!).
Afterwards you only have to connect the 2 parts and add some electronic components and wires. It's just that easy!
List of parts:
-base of desk lamp
-transformer (not the robot kind, just a voltage supply)
-halogen replacement base
For the paint job you'll need:
Let's get started!
Step 1: Cleaning all the parts
I did this with an angle grinder and sand paper. Just do it careful, because ones you shave it off, you can't put it back!
After the grinding off the lamp, I'll start prepping this for painting. Since the surface is already nice and course (for the paint to adhere better to the metal) I only had to clean off the dust and use some soap to remove residual oil from, for example, touching the lamp (those are bad for your paint layer).
While I let the headlight dry in the sun, I start with the cleaning of the chrome parts. This is done by pouring cola over the affected area and rubbing it consequently with the silver paper (use the shiny side). After a few rubbings the chrome will almost look as new!
For more information on that technique, visit this instructable: Chrome polishing - mythbusters style