Overview

In this project we'll build the iconic SpaceX helmet! This helmet features an articulating top half that allows the wearer to lift the visor up.

NeoPixel LEDs illuminate the face with motion activated animations!

We can customize motions to change different colors, animations or even play sounds!

This large helmet is 3d printed in several pieces and assembled to complete the perfect astronaut costume!

The model includes a buck to vacuum form the visor or 3d print a voronoi pattern visor, perfect for warm environments!   

Powered by the Circuit Playground Express, program animations may be changed quickly with motion gestures, sound effects and more with all the built in sensors!

Use CircuitPython, Makecode or even Arduino to easily update your own SpaceX helmet!

Easy to reach USB ports and a Slide Switch allow you to recharge the battery or reprogram the Circuit Playground Express.

 

Parts

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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Adafruit Mini Skinny NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip - 30 LED/m

PRODUCT ID: 2954
So thin. So mini. So teeeeeeny-tiny. It's the 'skinny' version of our classic NeoPixel strips!These NeoPixel strips have 30 digitally-addressable pixel...
$84.75
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Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long

PRODUCT ID: 3890
For those who are fans of our silicone-covered wires, but are always looking to up their wiring game. We now have Silicone Cover Ribbon cables! These may look...
$3.95
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 1200mAh

PRODUCT ID: 258
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$9.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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This guide was first published on Aug 20, 2019. It was last updated on Aug 20, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 19, 2019.