Introduction: Sensory Masks
2 x Low flow pumps
5ft of 1/4 inch plastic tubing to fit on pumps
Thin, flexible Plastic Sheet
Hot glue gun
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Step 1: Draw Your Design!
Lay out your design on poster-board and cut out the shapes. We will use these poster-board mockups as a stencil for thicker cardboard later
Step 2: Cardboard Cuff
Use your poster-board stencil to then cut out the shoulder harness shape on your big piece of cardboard. This will provide the structure of the mask
Step 3: Make the Water Container
Using a hot-glue gun, seal two pieces of plastic material together to create the reservoir for our pumps and water.
Step 4: Paper Mache the Structure
Using Paper Mache, cover the entire harness and seal the water reservoir to the chest piece
Step 5: Build Soft Circuit Button
Using cardboard, construct a button. This is done by cutting a hole in each piece of cardboard and layering copper tape on each side. When users push the two sides of copper together, the circuit will be complete
Step 6: Coming Together
Connect the tubs to the pumps, and feed them out of the reservoir. After this attach the buttons to the front of the piece, so users are able to turn the pumps on and off
Step 7: Attach the Faceplate and Enjoy!
Attach the faceplate for the piece as well as make sure the plastic tubing is connected to the faceplate. After this hook up the 9v battery to your copper tape/pump connections to power the piece. Enjoy your blurred vision as water cascades down the faceplate as you move around.