Wanted: A Homemade Daft Punk Helmet

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props has created an amazing, working replica of the famous helmet worn by Thomas Bangalter, one-half of cult French electro-duo Daft Punk. The helmet certainly looks the part, but it also boasts “350 LEDs, can run over 4 hours on a single charge, and the matrix is capable of being updated on-the-fly with a custom programmed iOS app.” If that weren’t impressive enough, consider that the helmet is actually the second of the set, a partner project to the already-completed replica of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s gold topper. But while his first Daft Punk helmet took him 17 months, the second took him only four. We’ve checked, and Krix isn’t taking orders, but if you’re a crafty type, you can check out his process here and follow in his footsteps. Click through to see a video of the helmet’s progression from mere materials to a work of art, and check out some shiny photos of the finished product.


Photo by Dan Almasy


Photo by Dan Almasy


Photo by Dan Almasy

[via Laughing Squid]