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I was looking for a nice touch to my New Year's Eve outfit and came up with the idea of having a tiny rotating disco ball coming out of my top hat.  It was real easy to make, just a simple cut and paste job, but it produced a pretty fun hat that got a lot of attention. 

Thanks for reading my first instructable.  I hope you enjoy it :)

 
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Step 1: Items You Will Need

Picture of Items You Will Need
Hard Felt Black Top Hat
Battery Operated Mini Mirror Disco Ball
E-Lite Badge (I used Music Notes, but there are dozens of different types)
Tulip Fabric Glitter Spray - Silver

Razor Blade
Scissors (optional)
Glue Gun & Glue (other adhesives will work too)

Step 2: Cut Hole in Top of Hat for Disco Ball

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First detach the disco ball from the "motor part" that spins the ball (it should pop right off).

You'll see the "motor part" is circular, and will have a slightly indented smaller circular portion at the top.  You will want to cut a hole in the top of the hat just slightly smaller than this "top circle."

If you cut the hole the right size you'll be able to pop the "top circle" through the top of the hat and it will fit snug enough to hold the entire "motor part" up.


Step 3: Glue Disco Ball Motor to Hat

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Flip the hat upside down, leaving space under it to push the "motor part" through.  Add adhesive all around the "top circle" of the "motor part,"  I used hot glue because I had it around, I'm sure other adhesives would work just fine.  Secure the "motor part" to the whole in the hat, and let adhesive dry.
abeman1 year ago
I agree with marolyn about the light source of your hat. That's cool but you should keep your instructable here and not link to another site with information that should be here so we don't have to do a run around
marolyn4 years ago
Where is the light source coming from for the ball?
in the vid, it looks like 2 laser pointers from above the hat.
Water Child4 years ago
Im going to use this for my halloween costum im going to put the disco ball in my hands because im creating a party Robot, but its not like a bunch of squares, im shaping sheet metal to make me look like the guy in the new video game coming out soon. Vanquish
Doctor What4 years ago
 Neat!  If you went all out you could produce a room full of seizures!
I agree. I have epilepsy and have to shield my eyes from flashy things. If I was under the hat though I would be creating them, not getting them :)
roadieflip4 years ago
How about setting your next hat to open the top and have the disco ball lift out from the hat when you push the button?
I like that idea... an interactive disco ball ...
weiblen.c4 years ago
Fabulous!
dfwmonkie4 years ago
awesome ! gona do this for my crazy hat party