## Introduction: Darth Vader Mask for Covid-19 (Silly Solutions/mashup of Covid Mask and Darth Vader's Helmet)

The problem: My face mask is bland and boring, with no designs of any sort.

My solution: Design my own face mask that goes over the normal one and then 3D print it! The following steps may be a little complicated, so I will have pictures for each step to help guide you along.

## Step 1: The Face Covering

This is the part of the design that covers your face, and should be hollow inside.

To make this part, first drag out a cone onto the workplane and make the following adjustments: Make the top radius 24.91 and the base radius 20. Now resize the shape to be 110 millimeters wide and 87.29 millimeters long, with a height of 30.83. Remember to give the shape as many sides as possible to make the mask smoother. Duplicate the shape and make it a bit smaller, and then convert it into a hole and line it up with the first cone. Group the objects to hollow out the cone.

## Step 2: The Bottom Part of the Mask

Now drag out a cylinder out onto the workplane. Make it 33.63 mm long and 108.54mm wide, and 53.98 mm tall. Next make a square box and make it 108.54 mm wide and 16.815 mm long. Combine the hole with the top half of the circle. Duplicate this piece and make it into a hole, and shrink it to 8.40 mm long and 58.42 mm wide. Group these shapes to complete this part of the mask. Remember: the more sides a shape has, the more detailed it will be. This is not a necessary part of the design, but it makes the final result a lot more aesthetically pleasing.

## Step 3: The Mesh Part 1

This will show you how to make the mesh for the bottom part of the mask that we made in the previous step. First, ungroup the piece you just made so that the hole in the middle of it is visible. Copy that hole to your clipboard and then regroup the items. Now, drag out a box. Make it slightly larger than the hole you just copied, exact size is unimportant for this step. Make sure that the box is exactly as tall as the hole. Now paste the hole onto the workplane and center it with the box. Select the box and the hole and group them together. The box now has a hole in it. Turn the box into a hole by selecting it and clicking the button that says "Hole." Now, go into the menu and pull up the "Shape generators" menu and click on "All". Browse the menu until you find the shape called "Diamond Mesh" and drag it out onto the workplane. Make it slightly smaller than the box and and select the number of diamonds you want in it. Now center and group the box hole with the diamond mesh, and center the end result with the part you created in step 2. The mesh should have a height of 40 millimeters before you group the two objects.

## Step 4: The Beginning of the End of the Project

Make a box that is 6.45 millimeters long and 113.85 millimeters wide, that is 51.40 millimeters tall.. Now make 4 boxes, 2 that are 6.32 mm wide and 31.61mm long, and 2 that are 6.32 mm wide and 56.9 mm long All of these should be 51.40 mm tall as well. Arrange these 4 vertical boxes like so: The two smaller boxes on the outside and the two larger boxes on the inside. Reference the picture above for clarification.

## Step 5: Extras (Still Necessary)

These are the last three parts for the design. They are very small so I am including them all in this step. First, make a cylinder that is 55 mm tall, and 13.28 mm long and wide. Next, make another cylinder that is 62 mm tall, and 11.07 mm long and wide. Align these objects and group them, then duplicate the new object. Now, grab a round roof and rotate it so that the flat semicircle is facing upwards. Make the object 20 mm long and 17 mm wide, with a height of 56.55, then duplicate the object, make it into a hole, and shrink it by 1 mm while holding shift + alt.

## Step 6: Almost Done!

This next step will need 2 boxes that are 12.6 mm wide and 92.91 mm long, with a height of 51.40 millimeters. Place them side by side 41 millimeters away and rotate each box 34 degrees towards the other box. Now use holes to cut off the bottom part of both boxes, making them flat, parallel to the the bottom workplane edge. Now make two large cylindrical holes to cut round holes into each of the two boxes. This part was a little bit complicated, so take a glance at the above photos for reference. Now, take the round roof we made in the previous step and attach it to the peak of the two boxes we joined. The design should now look a little like the 3rd picture. This next part is pretty intuitive, but also a little hard to explain. I'll try my best anyway, though. Grab another diamond mesh and resize it to 84.12 mm wide, 77.76 mm long, and 41.12 mm tall. Align it with the piece we just made, and shave off the bits that stick out bit by bit. Check out the last picture for reference. Take the cylinders from the last step and place them on the lower right and left sides of the mask, as illustrated in picture #4.

## Step 7: Done!

The picture above shows how all these pieces should be assembled. I think it looks pretty easy to replicate, but if you have any questions you can post them in the comments, I'll respond in less than a day.