Great for popping over to see some mates.
Step 1: Items
Plastic Coathanger (i swear these things breed in my wardrobe O_o i keep finding more and more of them)
Pipe Insulation (Left behind by a mate when she was making some foam nunchucks for her boyf - possible instructable coming soon)
Bin Bag (found in kitchen)
Random pieces of 1" thick foam (found in a skip too unsuprisingly) - you will need a piece about 50 cm x 10 cm and another about 20 cm square. Its best to just have a big sheet handy and cut to fit... you'll see
Â£8 soldering iron that you aren't too fond of
Things for getting into the monitor - phillips/ flathead screwdrivers, pliers and wire cutters
Scalpel and Stanley knife
Something that nearly ressembles common sense
A well ventialted area
Step 2: Deconbobulate the Monitor
There should be a couple of screws hiding behind the fram at the front and some at the back too... check under stickers (NB. this will possibly void your warranty :p)
Once inside proceed to take an insulated screwdriver and touch across ALL the contacts you can see. Make sure you are in no way touching the metal at this time. Also be careful taking out the crt as these things are in a near vacum and have a tendancy to implode when dropped/cracked/blown on, so be very careful.
I kept all the circit board inside as well as the focussing coils for wire usage in other things.
Step 3: Flame On
Heat up your soldering iron and poke holes all the way around your oval every half centimetre. Scrape off the excess molten plastic off your soldering iron and then proceed to join up the dots, applying moderate pressure and avoiding your digits.
(In this pic you can also see the holes for the coat hanger pieces and the foam to support your head)
Step 4: Foamify
If the top of your head is uncomfrotable resting on the bare plastic of the monitor in this space then place the other square piece inside of this (you may want to play around with the thickness of this piece using a knife or even carve a shallow depression for your head to fit into)
In the back are two small sections of pipe insulation to support the back of the head. they stick out horrizontally and keep the head in a centralized position. Also on the sides are the pieces of gaffer for keeping the front on (I would find the original screws but they are in a bits box somewhere and I am still only in beta)
Step 5: Cushion
Step 6: Add Supports
Step 7: The Screen
All you need to do now is to replace the front, fixing with tape on the inside (or you could use the original screws to be really picky), stick it on your bonce and then go off and interact with people.
Step 8: Final Thoughts
The bin liner is too opaque, i didnt have any fabric at hand but might have to "aquire" some thin black cotton to replace this. Its all very well in bright light as you can make out vague shapes but as i was walking over to a friends house at night... across a busy main road, i decided more clarity was needed.
LED's - some form of emoticon system or a scrolling message board would be great and certainly add a daft punk vibe - the main problem would be if it started to impair vision.
Step 9: *update* Pics From the Event
I had lots of cables and wireage as well as a defunkt wireless keyboard knocking around (guess where they came from) and as there was a hole in the back of the monitor i decided to have lots of trailey cables. As for the keyboard i whited out the keys with stickers and posted vague instructions on them (i.e. write stuff on screen, tell me who it is for and send me on my way) I had a board marker and a wiper on the cables for easy use...