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Hi, guys. I just made my account (like 2 minutes ago), but I've looked at the site far longer than that. My question is that I've noticed a select few of posts about  DIY Daft Punk helmets, preferably with programmable LED messages/animations. So, being that the cost of one on Etsy is 700 dollars and the shortest amount of time I saw someone build one like this was 17 months...I was wondering if someone could link me to an Instructable, or any site, where I can have instructions/material lists (maybe price?) on how to build something to the extent of a simple Daft Punk helmet. No, it doesn't have to look like one. Literally, all I want is a cool looking helmet/mask that I can program LED's with. Here's something I was thinking, I thought this was kind of cool: https://www.instructables.com/id/Harder-Brighter-Flashya-Strobyer-DaftPunk-LED-Helm/ I want something like this. Could I buy/make one? Again, doesn't really need to be as complicated as a Daft Punk helmet. Thanks.

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mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Look into Arduinos and LED matrices. You will need to learn how to connect multiple matrices to an Arduino Mega. You'll need to use shift registers to get it all working together. Then you will need to put a sketch (code) together to go into the Arduino and run the sequence you would like to run.

Just search for an Arduino LED Matrix and you'll find the info your looking for.

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bh112298mpilchfamily

Reply 6 years ago

Cool. I have very little training with LED so this helps, but I've heard of Arduino and such plus I have some people trying t help me, but thanks for the info. I think I'm just gonna buy an LED panel, attempt to do and learn everything you just said, buy a full-faced motorcycle helmet, shape it/paint it how I want and install it. Sound plausible?

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mpilchfamilybh112298

Reply 6 years ago

Putting the electronics into a helmet is the easy part. The hard part is getting everything wired together, learning to program in C and getting everything to work together. This will take some time and you will have a good learning curve ahead of you.

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Kiteman

6 years ago

There are some interesting results if you search for LED helmet.

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bh112298Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Yeah, I've tried that and other searches like LED masks, programmable LED face masks, etc. There are some pretty cool searches, just not really what I'm looking for. :/ Thanks, though.