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Over the summer, I was turned on to some of the most excellent, and varied music group's I have ever heard; Daft Punk.

With their hidden identities, which basically launched their world-wide success in the music business, many have attempted to re-create Thomas Bangalter's and Guy-Manuel's uber-sweet looking helmets.

Starting in early August 2008, I went out and searched teh_intarwebz far and wide for instructions on how to make one. No such luck. However I did find a Pepakura File of both Guy's and Thomas' helmets. Along with some fan-created helmets. I found it, I found my 'End-of-Summer-To-Late-Fall' project.

Step 1: Pepakura Viewer

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I downloaded the files for Thomas' helmet first. After seeing that his looked way easier than Thomas' I went with the intent of re-creating his helmet.

I have made Thomas' helmet, but if you are looking for a challenge, use some of the tips from this instructable to make Thomas' helmet.

First, you will want to download Pepakura Viewer, which is a program that lets you view paper craft items that other users have made.

Once you have downloaded Pepakura Viewer, download Thomas' helmet, here. I didn't build the full helmet, as I knew ahead of time that my head was too big for the paper version. So I improvised, and used a hard-hat as my base, and attached the front of the paper helmet to it with masking tape. I'm sorry that I don't have any build pictures of the paper helmet face part. When cutting out the shapes, each edge has a number, which you tape/glue/attach to the corresponding number.
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this helmet sucks


i can make a better than that. Actually, important making one right now for comic con again

just a tip but don't go heavy on the bondo. Just enough to smooth it out. Not a thick layer and then smooth it out that takes too much time

boom man562 years ago
soo cool
BraisedDuck3 years ago
umm dude i think u got ur names mixed up a little here. thomas is the one your doing in this instructable. guy-manuel is the one with teh gold astronaut helmet.
Clayton H.5 years ago
making one from a $8 baseball helmet from walmart. Don't get how to assemble the paprika file so I decided to fill and smooth out the helmet. so how do you assemble it?
Pe-Pa-Ku-Ra Get it right.
"We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments or risk being banned from our site." You try getting it right next time, buddy.
CapnTac xio4 years ago
Thank you for that, sir.
Right on.
cjwolfer4 years ago
this a pretty good quick simple one but if u really wana go all out then check this out http://fringefocus.com/2010/tutorial/robot-suit-rock-how-to-make-both-daft-punk-helmets
I found this site that sells deadmu5 heads cheaper than others and have many options
They have the LED equalizers too which is pretty awesome
stimky6666 years ago
Hey, I downloaded both the Viewer and the helmet, and when I try to open the helmet it says the helmet is from a newer version of the viewer.. but I have the same one it shows in that picture..
bumpus (author)  stimky6666 years ago
Hmm.. What is the extension on the helmet file?
.pdo... Like it should be.. I still don't get it.. Do I need 3.X.X? cause now it says I got 1.X.X All help is greatly appreciated..
bumpus (author)  stimky6666 years ago
Hmm, The only thing I would know to suggest would be to uninstall, then reinstall it.. I know its a pain in the ass, but its all the help I can suggest.. Sorry..
Goodhart bumpus5 years ago
I stumbled on this looking for something else, and tried the download,,and I have the same problem stimky has.  It will not open the file and asks for it to be upgraded, but at their site, the only upgrade is to pay for the Deluxe service.
I do NOT know why my printing got all small, in the above post, I did not Change the formatting...
PizzaPlanet5 years ago
no mouth
locoxellas5 years ago
i have downloaded the viewer and i dont know how to assambled the papers parts....any help?¿
hey your download didnt work with the helmet, but i found this version which works with them all
here you go
good Ible btw
Keith-Kid6 years ago
Yo Bumpus! I'ma use this! I got a suit, and I'm looking for silly things to take pictures with. This and Billy the Puppet from Saw are on the top. I'm also gonna do some Men in Black stuff, complete with huge over the top gunz.
freakinslop6 years ago
Gtjze6 years ago
hey can u give us a tutorial on the Guy Man helmet? Or give us a link? If u can reply, thank you
Bazzatron6 years ago
Why - o - why is there not more of these kicking around the net? Its not as though theyre unpopular? I thought after electroma was released the dummy helmets wud b merchandised??? Great instructable - gna see what i can do with an old motorcycle helmet (i hear thats what they really are made from)
could you put leds or el wire to do something like in interstella 5555
mg0930mg6 years ago
I think it could be a little smoother. Really nice, though!
Kaiven6 years ago
:O I gave 5 stars because of the title xD Good job!
Ha! I made an altoids guitar like you did but this time I made a thomas bangalter daft punk helmet without the knowledge of you making one as well, it's true what they say about great minds thinking alike I guess
oh I forgot to mention i made mine differently, I used a baseball helmet as a base then cardboard for the front, the visor part is curved cardboard with a slot in the middle and I jammed a glowstick in (you can't tell by this pic) and cardboard for the other features, the sides are halved cans, everything was covered and spray painted. My friends Guy Manuel helmet was made differently, he cut his cardboard in curved shapes and inside his eyeslot in the front he stretched a book black cover so his eyes couldn't be seen, he also taped wires on the back section and on the bottom back he had a painted curved cardboard piece that was attached with elastic bands to keep it on tight. and that's all I have to say about that
bumpus (author)  trogdorzune.net6 years ago
Haha! That looks excellent!
Kid906 years ago
Next Mask for Halloween 2009 for sure !

Now try to make the "LED'" part... :)
bumpus (author)  Kid906 years ago
Hahaha, I wish! :D
gmjhowe6 years ago
About time you got this sorted! but you have definatly taken a hit on the votes.
gmjhowe6 years ago
haha, can't wait to see it with the pics. Though you say you dont have all the making of pics, that could cost you...
bumpus (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
I hope not..
gmjhowe bumpus6 years ago
well, i would at least suggest putting up a few pictures of the rendered paper head (3d image perhaps?)
bumpus (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
Good idea!
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