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Aug 24, 2011

How To: Make a DIY R2D2 Scooter or Bike Helmet

The simple, giant Tic-Tac with arms shape of everyone's favorite astromech droid, R2D2, is ripe for translating the bleepblooper's visage onto all sorts of similarly shaped objects, such as desk lamps, pumpkins, and mailboxes.

But, my favorite, by far, is this clever (and safe!) R2D2 treatment of a scooter helmet. Like the best craft projects, it looks way more complicated than it is: some clever taping and spraypaint, and just a single addition of PVC pipe. Genius,… read more

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Oct 04, 2010

How To: Make a Stormtrooper Helmet from a Milk Jug

You know those moments when you just look at an object, and you think, "oh my gosh! That totally looks like a _________." It could be something you've never seen before, the form of which immediately stands out to you. Or, it could be something you've seen and used all your life.

Lindsey had one of those moments with a standard one-gallon milk carton. The realization? Stormtrooper helmet. Of… read more

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Jul 27, 2010

A DIY Daft Punk Space Helmet

0harrisonkrix2.jpgFrench electro-pop duo Daft Punk always perform live in space helmets, a nod to the playfulness and the electronic nature of their music.

Atlanta-based prop designer Harrison Krix decided he needed one for himself, and so created an amazing replica over a period of seventeen months!

And, he's created this killer video demonstrating the process that appease music and making-things fans… read more

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