Tuesday

Party on my Head - Disco Bike Helmet


So, I had this idea. The thought of it made me laugh. The sight of it makes everyone laugh. Mission accomplished.


Dudecraft's Disco Bike Helmet from Paul Overton on Vimeo.

Sometimes you have to just do something stupid for the good of mankind. I chose to make the unsafest safety helmet in history. Not only did I cover my helmet with shiny shards of glass, but I also decided to put a 6" carriage bolt, smack in the middle of my skull. Okay, so that part isn't so genius, but a disco ball helmet? C'mon, that's pretty funny, right?


As far as the build goes, as you can see, I used stuff that is all available from your local hardware store, except for the roller skate wheel. I stole that from a small, unsupervised child.



Please bear in mind, this is only the prototype. I ran out of tiles early on and couldn't finish the whole helmet. Also, the whole contraption is butt ugly. Keep an eye out for a prettier version in the future. Oh, and if there are any electrical geniuses out there who can figure out how to have the wind generate power for the lights, hit me up and let's collaborate!

17 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I can just image that thing whirling away while cruising down the road.

    I don't know if you'll be able to generate enough power for proper disco lighting, but you could undoubtedly power some sparky LEDs that would enhance the effect.

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  2. Steve, If anyone can do it, you can. I'll split the millions we'll make, 50/50. :-)

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  3. I like where this is going, maybe a part 2 would be in order. What about adding a ball in the center on the top? You could probably use everything you have done already adding a small ball for a bigger effect. As for electrical what about the lights that you hook up to your bike tire? As the wind blows the paddles it might be able to turn the generator.

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  4. Phil - Good idea about the ball. I don't think a bike generator is going to work though. I'm afraid the friction would be too much and stop the spinning altogether. Thanks for the comment!

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  5. With a helmet like that, you should really move to Portland!

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  6. Hilarious! I am thankful that you use your power for good and entertainment. I shudder to think about what you would devise if you were turned to the Darkside.

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  7. I. have. seen. it. all. now.

    Seriously, every time I think I can't possibly be impressed anymore, you post something that bowls me over. Well done, Paul! Perhaps the Disney Main Street Electric Light Parade could be interested?? How fun!!! Kudos!

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  8. Heather- I love PDX! I don't like rain though.

    Nikoli - I'm trying to picture an evil version of the Disco Bike Helmet and it's making me laugh. Thanks for the comment!

    Relished - Thanks for that! Good idea too. Okay Disney, start writing that check! You know you need this thing.

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  9. Add two pen lasers and strap a block of dry ice to your head.

    Alright, maybe just the pen lasers.

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  10. Anonymous - Fog machine and pen lasers! Awesome.

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  11. this brings new levels to "no parking on the dance floor!"

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  12. And this is why you rock my world. I *love* it!

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  14. Nice- a scantily clad Barbie would complete this

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  15. Pedal Gypsy - I'm all over that!

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  16. What kind of glue did you use to attach the mirrors to the helmet? Thanks!

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  17. Brittney - Hot glue! The miracle adhesive. :-)

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