We’ve covered some downright superb daft punk projects in the past, but this helmet is one of the best so far. It took 17 long months to build and was documented fairly well in the project’s build notes. The video below is a great walkthrough of the build as well.
The helmet is shaped from resin, finished with chrome, and illuminated with LEDs. The rainbow illumination effect is a result of LEDs housed in a pattern around the shape of the helmet. An Arduino, AA batteries, and potentiometers help to control the lighting and are attached externally to the Daft Punk helmet.
17 months seems like an absurdly long time, but consider the entire build process including molding, casting, sculpting, painting, and electronic wizardry that went into it. Worth it? If you’re a die hard fan. Otherwise, we’ll stick with some less time intensive daft punk projects.