introduction: el wire motorcycle tron helmet
i always liked the tron movies and daft punk and i wanted one of the cool helmets to wear it with my scooter .
luckily the tron movie costumes were made with el wire and el tape and that’s available from many electronics stores like sparkfun.com and adafruit.com
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this instractable will be easy to build but need patience and daft punk music 🙂
step 1: parts
- your helmet (any kind).
- el wire* (any color you like).
- duct tape or double face duct tape.
- glue gun.
alligator wires (for prototype only).
Read more: Cyber Helmet Sizing Chart
*the el wire i used in this tutorial is 2 meters and specially made for cars , it need 12v from the car lighter .
* i used 2′ 9v batteries connected in series = 16v to light this , it should be ok.
it should be fine if you used shorter wire or broader , it depends on your design .
*the batteries i used was received from the electronics build night by jameco .
step 2: design
this mod should be permanent , so you should be sure about the design.
first you should imagine a design and draw it on a paper or do like me and just start with duct tape .
put the duct at the angles and try to tension it to see how it will look.
note: the double face tape i used was a complete fail and pain , so i used normal duct tap .
step 3: test and redesign
after building your design prototype with duct tape , light it up to see how it really looks.
if you like it , start gluing with glue gun under the same places you put the duct tape and the glue the straight lines .
in my case i needed more enhancement to the design .
step 4: turn on and enjoy your ride 😉
this mod was made at cairo hackerspace.