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In this short tutorial, I am going to show you guys how to create your own crazy Star Wars inspired Boba Fett Helmet using simple household stationaries and some scrap materials.
- To create the cardboard helmet we need:
- Cardboard Sheets
- A4 Paper
- Permanent Marker or Pen
- Scissor and a Knife
- Hot Glue Gun or Wood Glue
- Plaster of Paris
- Water Color and
- Coloring Brushes
From instructables, I printed out the two PDF templets on A4 paper.
The links to the PDF files are in the description below. Next, I extracted the shapes from the A4-sheet using a paper cutting scissor.
Then I traced the paper-cutouts on pieces of cardboard and using both scissor and knife I extracted all the pieces of cardboard that I need for this helmet.
After that, using a hot-glue gun I joined all the cardboard cutouts.
Be very careful while using a hot-glue gun. Use gloves as much as possible to avoid the hot glue from burning your hand and fingers.
By using wood-glue instead of hot-glue you can get a cleaner and stronger finish, but hot glue is faster. Hot glue can also be more forgiving as you can re-heat and re-glue if you're unsatisfied with your seam. Please make sure you follow the exact sequence that I am showing in the video to avoid unnecessary re-heating and re-gluing of the cutouts.
Try applying the glue from the inner side as much as possible to leave the outer side neat and clean.
Then create a dense paste of Plaster-of-Paris. Apply some in each of the cracks and all around the helmet.
Apply multiple coats of PoP to get a nice and smooth texture.
Let it dry in bright sunlight.
Take down all the rough edges using sandpaper. If you hit the cardboard, stop, you know you went a little too far. Frankly speaking, you don't need to make it super smooth as Boba Fett's helmet in reality is full of cracks and dents.
Cut the visor out after sanding and apply lots of coats of PoP.
When you're happy with the finish, pick up your paintbrush and paint the helmet.
I used watercolor to paint the body of the helmet and pencil color to draw the cracks and fissures on it.
Make sure when applying watercolor don't use too much of water as that will make the PoP wet and the PoP will start mixing up with the color.
If you don't want to put the LED chaser in the helmet then you can stop this video right now. However, adding the LED chaser gives this helmet a sci-fi look.
For the electronics bit we need:
- 2 x 4017 Decade Counter IC
- 1 x 555 Timer IC
- 1 x 10 K Potentiometer
- 1 x 1 Kilo Ohm Resistor
- 1 x 100 Ohm Resistor
- 1 x 100 MFD Capacitor
- 20 x Zener Diodes and
- 10 x Red LEDs
The circuit is very simple.
The 555 Timer IC operates as a clock oscillator or clock generator. The output on PIN-3 goes high causing a shift.
The signal from the 555 IC clocks the 4017 decade counter. Output of 555 timer IC on PIN-3 is given as an input to 4017 IC through PIN-14. Whenever a pulse is received at theImage: signal-square-wave-01_ 1 clock input of IC 4017, the counter increments the count and activates the corresponding output PIN. This IC can count upto 10, so we have attached 10 LEDs to the circuit.
By increasing or decreasing the value of resistance...