Led Uv Costume Gas Mask

Introduction: Led Uv Costume Gas Mask

Its sad i need to add a disclaimer due to several messages I've received over the last few weeks and over the years this is a costume piece this has no filtration system whatsoever the UV LEDs do not kill germs they do not prevent or destroy viruses all they do is light up the glow in the dark paint that you are adding to the mask if any please do not comment asking how well this works against covid-19 or how well this works against filtering anyting the first step in making this mask is to remove the actual filters so therefore all of the dust particles in the air will still come through the UV does nothing is not strong enough to do anything other than light-up glow in the dark paint. If this was a practical someone would already be making and selling it

I started with the typical $5 Chinese gas mask you can find online like ebay or amazon and pretty much all the steampunk / cyber goth/ cyber punk type gas masks are made from these then resold for $30 - $200.

the first thing i did was remove the stock filters and trace them onto a piece of disposable grill liner, then cut out 2 circles of mesh with a pair of wire cutters. once i made sure they were the right size i glued them inside of the caps/ lid to the mask with some gorrilla glue, the foam helped keep it in, just make sure you don't use to much or it get into the mesh and makes it look all messy. once that was done i went about making the led circuits i used 2 cr 2032 batterys + clips, 3 black light uv leds, 1 large blue led a double pull double throw switch with a center off position then i used some per circuit board. i also used uv paint on the grills of the mask, some red paint on the center vent hole to paint the molded in cross, then a handful of spikes and small accent pieces.

i made this for under $20 counting all the electronic components paint spikes and mask

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    16 Discussions

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    AntonS32
    AntonS32

    3 months ago

    Hi! Stumbled on your design when thinking that in present corona pandemic UV-light air cleaning in the mask might be a sustainable alternative to N95 masks. Or, alternatively, UV embedded into (even N95) mask would do the job. What did you use your mask for? Did you research if rapid illumination of vapour / particles in the inhaled air is enough to inactivate the virus?

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 2 months ago

    I have no clue what you're talking about this in no way will help you in any shape or form with the coronavirus this is simply a mask that lights up for haunted houses / costume use ,this has no filtration in any shape or form please do not use this for any sort of filtration or protection from any virus

    Thank you for the link, mate! I have one question, what tool did you use to make the holes for the spikes?

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    in the harder plastic i used a power drill/ a dremal with a drill bit, for the rubbery part (the main mask) i heated up a piece of metal and pierced threw it. just used what you've got

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    gas mask

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Cartridge-Industrial-Chemical-Gas-Anti-Dust-Paint-Respirator-Mask-/400374235469?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item5d382a014d

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    heh, yeah when i was running a vender table at a rave a few months back i was dreaming up this mask and getting feed back from others

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thank you, this one im really proud of, most of my coworkers think im nuts, the other half want me to turn it into a bong

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's a good job. Would be cool to make it a bong, and put some little smoke sensor in it, and wire it up to glow brighter when you take a hit.

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    LOL well you kinda can't the one way valves only let air in where the 2 filters are and out in the center where the red cross is, i could maybe do it, hell if your paying lol/

    also the smoke sensor would not work well but maybe put a small air flo gauge in in so when you blow out it would light up

    also i dont smoke not really interested but if people pay me i'll make w/e you want

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I don't smoke either, but I have considered making one for friends.

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    sillyzombie666
    sillyzombie666

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    no, all the filters have been removed, and i had to remove one of the 1 way air valves so it was much easy to breath with, also the filters make it so much harder to breath. i am going to show some inside shots of the electronics when i get a chance