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Daft Punk fans are renowned for being some of the most passionate fans around, and by passionate I don’t mean twitter suicide packs. Daft Punk fans tend to indulge their passion in much more creative ways.

We all remember internet-famous prop maker, and Daft Punk fan, Harrison Krix who caught the internet’s imagination with his Daft Punk helmets a few years ago.

Well, Daft Punk enthusiast and amateur engineer Charles Bergeron has been creating his own homage to the Guy Man’s helmet with the results looking just as impressive as Krix’s.

The only real downside to the Bergeron’s helmet is the animated LEDs requires a laptop to run – but he is planning a standalone app to run the software locally.

Powered by a beaglebone black, and controlled by a plugged in laptop. A battery powered version with app control is currently in the works so the helmet can be fully portable – after all what’s the point if you can’t show it off?

If you’ve got deep pockets Bergeron is selling his Daft Punk helmet in late September, and it will only cost you $2,300 – which does seem expensive but just think of it this way: you’ll never have to rent a fancy dress outfit ever again – so within 20 years it’ll have almost certainly paid for itself.

The engineer documented his work on Github and is selling the recreation via Etsy.


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.