Disco Helmet




Introduction: Disco Helmet

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

in my case an XXL Gath surf helmet.

Step 2: Cut Lots of Mirrored Pieces.

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

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,

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



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

    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

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

    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.

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    12 years ago

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

    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!