It's More Than Just a Hat

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Wear this hat during your next presentation at the office and you are sure to be a hit!

Step 1: Gather Materials & Tools

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Materials Needed:

5 Jumbo fun foam craft sticks

Coin Battery

1 LED

1 1.5v-3v hobby motor

Wire

Large button

Small Velcro tabs

Glue squares

Battery Holder (see Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Battery-Holder/ )

Something to attach the LED propeller to (like a hat)

Tools Needed:

Scissors

Wire Cutters

Glue

X-acto Knife

Step 2: Hobby Motor

2. Cut one of the foam pieces to fit around the motor. Glue the foam piece around the motor to cover up the metal.

3. Trip a glue square and wrap it around the shaft of the motor in preparation for the other foam propeller.

Step 3: Propeller

4. Measure the center of the fun foam sticks and punch a hole in the centers for the motor shaft. Secure together glue, making sure not to cover the holes.

Step 4: Button LED

5. Insert LED leads into the button holes and bend outward. Place a glue square over that.

6. Cut a piece of fun foam to make the battery holder, place small Velcro circles on the ends. Secure with the glue square that is on the LED leads. Fold over the LED leads around a coin battery.

Step 5: Smoosh Together

7. Use a glue square to place the completed button, LED and coin battery holder to the foam propellers. Then push the whole contraption onto the shaft of the motor. Make sure everything is nice and snug.

Step 6: Fancy Hat

8. Use an X-acto knife to cut a hold the size of the motor in the center of the hat.

Step 7: Wired

9. Place some trimmed down glue squares around the hole and insert the motor. Wire the motor terminals to the battery pack (see instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Battery-Holder/)

Step 8:

10. Wear!

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    GeekS

    4 years ago on Introduction

    THIS WILL BE PERFECT FOR MY STEAMPUNK ISLAND ISLAND NATION PROJECT PRESETATION FOR SCHOOL!

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    GeekS

    4 years ago on Introduction

    THIS WILL BE PERFECT FOR MY STEAMPUNK ISLAND ISLAND NATION PROJECT PRESETATION FOR SCHOOL!

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    You take out the batteries. Unfortunately, I didn't make a switch. I am so open to suggestions though!

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    cumba89

    4 years ago on Introduction

    It reminds me of Calvin's beanie hat from Calvin and Hobbes.

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    jcannizzo

    4 years ago

    Almost looks like Robin Williams' hat in Toys

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    seamster

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent!

    This is so cool. But I'd end up wearing it to all the wrong places... church services, funerals, etc.

    "C'mon, I'm just lightening the mood!" :)