Introduction: Lo-Fi Space Helmet

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These are open instructions for making yourself a lo-fi space* helmet** from household trash.***

*Don't wear your space helmet into space.

**This is a helmet for human space travel. Which is to say that it is neither an alien helmet nor a robot garment of any sort.

***It's trash until you make a space helmet with it, at which point it becomes a component. Space travel is confusing, I know.

Step 1: Supplies

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Lots of junk. (You will find this in junk drawers, under your bed, in your roommates top drawer, anywhere.)
A large box or popcorn tin. (Must be big enough to fit your head)
Hot glue.
Tape.
Metallic silver spray paint.

Step 2: Assemble

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Take all of your junk and glue it to the outside of something that will fit over your head.

Don't forget to cut eye holes. It is a helmet for humans in space, they are not telepathic, they need to see.

The placement of junk could be aesthetic, but you might also consider futuristic utility.
We chose a prophylactic for the third eye, for instance.

Step 3: Paint

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Take your helmet somewhere safe. Paint every inch of this contraption with metallic silver spray paint.

This idea is borrowed from the band The Phenomenauts. Their van looks like this.

Step 4: Go to Space

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Comments

audreyobscura (author)2012-05-09

Hi, this is a really great instructable! I would love to watch the video you embedded, but it is currently set to private.

-aO

Hi audreyobscura!!!
This video went back online today. Somehow, it made it into a film competition and we were told to keep quiet with it!
Thanks!

sodiumcanine (author)2012-05-05


LOL! That video is Whack! Have to let that metallic paint dry before wearing
or travel through time and space is inevitable. Props!

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