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"Redhead" Building Instructions

Needed Materials:

- M4x10 screws (ca. 56 pcs.)
- M4x25 screws (ca. 10 pcs.)
- M4 nuts (ca. 66 pcs.)
- 2m nylon strap ca. 2cm (3/4") wide
- Foam material ca. 2.5cm (1") thick
- Thin wood (plywood) ca. 3mm (1/8") thick
- 1 x small pulley
- 1 x cover hook
- 1 x snap hook
- 2L PET (soda) bottle
- Thin rope or twine (which fits the pulley groove)
- 90░ angle brackets ca. 2.5x2.5x2cm (1x1x3/4") (ca. 16 pcs.)
- Buckle to fit nylon strap


Building Instructions:

Trace the shape of the VB with a thin wire and transfer it to the wood. At first, the shape of the helmet's side plates should be selected more generously, to have some space to work with. Cut out the openings in which the VB sits later, and test if the VB fits in. If it doesn't, adjust the shape and/or size of the holes. Additionally, a piece must be removed from the plate to allow for plugging in the controller.
Choose the length of the cross-braces so that your head has ca. 2cm (3/4") clearance on each side. On the prototype, they are ca. 19cm (7 1/2") long. Fasten the braces with the L brackets. It's best to fasten the brackets to the braces first and then make the marks for the holes on the helmet (see pictures).
Make the head support webbing and chin strap out of the nylon strap and pad the inside with foam material. To fasten the webbing, put on the nearly finished helmet with the webbing, and press your face into the eyeshade of your VB. Get someone to mark the locations for screw holes on the sides.
Replace the eyeshade of the VB with a new one made of foam material: Simply put your old eyeshade on a piece of foam material and trace the outline with a felt-tip pen. Cut on the outline with a sharp knife. Hint: It's better to make several shallow cuts than to attempt to cut all the way through in one pass. The tension knob is optional. To make it, you will need a nut, a long bolt and a knob.
Fasten the snap hook to the ceiling and hang the pulley from the snap hook. This makes it possible to spin it 360░. Fasten the rope to the front of the helmet and attach a counterweight of ca. 700g (i.e. a bottle of water) to the other end of the rope.
The helmet is now finished!
Have fun playing with it!
P.S. If you need help, have improvement suggestions or want to give a comment, contact "virtual.boy@freenet.de".



Specifications:

- Weight: ca. 1.5kg (800g when using the counterweight)




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