This mask hangs on the wall, lit by a spotlight from across the room. Whenever someone steps in between the mask and the spotlight, it causes a light sensor to trigger the threshold, which sends signals to the cloudBit, the IR Transmitter, and the mp3 player. The cloudBit sends you a text message, alerting you of the intruder. The IR transmitter turns on all the lights in the room and the mp3 plays an alarm or warning of your choosing, scaring the intruder away. We made the mask by out of paper, using a pattern we created on Pepakura Designer, software that helps you design folded paper objects. If you want to design your own mask, check out the Pepakura software page (link) as well as this super helpful tutorial from Instructables user krummrey (linkPrint out the mask pattern and cut out each of the shapes. Assembling the mask is much easier when you are using stiff paper, so we recommend printing it out on card stock or another heavy paper.)
Print out the mask pattern and cut out each of the shapes. Assembling the mask is much easier when you are using stiff paper, so we recommend printing it out on card stock or another heavy paper.
Step 2: Cutting, Scoring, Folding
Once you have cut out your shapes, it's time to score all those dotted lines. Scoring the lines helps make each fold crisp and straight. To score the lines, we put a ruler along each line and drew on top of each line using firm pressure on a ball point pen (use a bone folder or a very dull knife if you don't want to mark up your paper). Pepakura models have two types of dotted lines. Long dashes are mountain folds, meaning the fold will form a convex point on the outside of the model (like a mountain). Alternating long and short dashes are valley folds, meaning the fold will form a concave point on the outside of the model (like a valley). If you are using a ballpoint pen to score your lines, having two different colors will help you tell which folds are mountains and which folds are valleys.
Step 3: Glue the Mask
Now it's time to glue up your mask. The edges of each shape are numbered. You can tell which edges needed to be glued together because their numbers will match. We recommend using a small brush to apply glue to each tab. The brush helps you get a thin even coat of glue. Using too much glue gets pretty messy pretty quickly (and takes much longer to dry).