Introduction: Disco Helmet

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I wanted my surfing helmet to be a little more identifiable. a little more.... disco.
This is a Gath helmet covered with mirrored acrylic squares 1/4"x1/4" cut on a laser cutter. Glued with some glue that works really well It is clear and flexible. i think it is a urethane glue.

Step 1: Start With Your Helmet of Choice

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in my case an XXL Gath surf helmet.

Step 2: Cut Lots of Mirrored Pieces.

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best not to use glass, it's sharp.
so i used mirrored acrylic.
1/4inch pieces square are great, but i guess you can use any mosaic pattern you wish.

Step 3: Glue Them On

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i used this clear adhesive. waterproof, seems to have worked well.
a year of use and i've only lost a handful of mirrors.

Step 4: Let It Dry, Wear It,

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ride with it!
the ifabricate programmer in chief is cameoed here....

Comments

nancyjohns (author)2014-12-26

this is fantastic, especially for the second 'ible EVER.

M4industries (author)2010-05-12

 Second Instructable ever. Pretty cool!

Tommyhzy (author)2009-06-30

But then if you're going surfing... There's bound to be marine life down there... And you've lost a "handful" of those shiny, attractive, eye-catching, marine live loved squares. And the squares are sharp and are made with all sorts of dangerous materials... That just doesn't add up to be a good thing.

oh,give me a break!! according to you,then we shouldnt eat because it would kill plants and animals!! i am really getting tired of comments like these

Ok I'll give you a break

And if you're tired then get more sleep? 

its weird that it says its that early i posted that during the afternoon and thank you for the break!

sir-zeke (author)2009-08-21

great, make a disco helmet, so i can get beat up...

Flumpkins (author)2009-03-10

THIs is the 2nd instructable ever made!

fishhead455 (author)2008-02-06

And I shall use the idea on my paragliding helmet to advise the planes I am in their space. Thanks.

spiritualdawn (author)2006-04-10

A great idea for combatting riptides from hell. No need to wave for help, just look side to side to reflect rays back to shore.

jongscx (author)spiritualdawn2007-09-27

...and blind the lifeguard(s)... actually, nevermind, that's what the shades are for

Metal4God (author)2007-07-20

number 1000 vews

limey (author)2006-04-26

unless you posted as a joke you may want to check out the sort of surfing saul does.

Shamigo (author)2006-01-17

I suppose it'd work great on a ski helmet...i was thinking of somehow making my ski helmet look like darth vader's head...that'd be nuts!

wolfenstein (author)2005-10-14

cool! i must have one of this

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