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HOWTO: Super clean helmet electronics/interior build


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I looked at all my WIP workshop photos, the only thing that comes close is this one that was before I installed the electronics. Shows the raw neoprene, no padding, and before a bunch of clean up. Hopefully it helps.

 

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20 hours ago, Motogpnut said:

This is by far, the best and cleanest installation I’ve seen so far. I commented on your video a while back but I had to say it again here. Great work. 

 

Hey! Thanks so much for the kind comments, I'm glad you like how the build came out and hope it may inspire people to do similar things with their buckets as well. Cheers and thanks again. :)

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On 12/24/2020 at 4:38 PM, kamikaze said:

 

Hey! Thanks so much for the kind comments, I'm glad you like how the build came out and hope it may inspire people to do similar things with their buckets as well. Cheers and thanks again. :)

On your video for the electronics you said you did another on how you replaced the lenses. I do not see that anywhere. I really like the way you did them, or at least what it looks like you did. Do you have a thread or video of that anywhere? I’d rather have small pieces just over the eyes than can be replaced, rather than a giant strip across the whole front. Plus the super thin acetate lenses are really flimsy and I’m worried about damaging them. I even have the welders shield ready to cut when I finally get my bucket. 

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19 hours ago, Motogpnut said:

On your video for the electronics you said you did another on how you replaced the lenses. I do not see that anywhere. I really like the way you did them, or at least what it looks like you did. Do you have a thread or video of that anywhere? I’d rather have small pieces just over the eyes than can be replaced, rather than a giant strip across the whole front. Plus the super thin acetate lenses are really flimsy and I’m worried about damaging them. I even have the welders shield ready to cut when I finally get my bucket. 

 

So I haven't made a video showing how to do that, but I do have a write up thread here that goes through the process I use for hard lenses that are removable. You can find it here:

 

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On 11/7/2016 at 1:15 PM, kamikaze said:

Hi folks! I've had lots of people ask about various details regarding how I did my helmet interior. So, I thought it may be wise to just summarize it all so others may learn things or try to replicate some/all aspects of what I did. My goal was to have all my electronics systems embedded inside my helmet, with individually switchable systems, whilst all being very clean and hidden along with a blacked out look. No problem right? :)

 

For reference, this is what the interior looks like. Note that inside there I have 3 battery banks, four fans, a powered condensed microphone, the iComm unit and an Aker amplifier, all attached to a switchbox:

 

http://i.imgur.com/UOVliLh.jpg

 

Ok so I quickly found out that it would take quite a wall of text to summarize how to do this build, so I decided to throw a video together to summarize it all instead!

 

 

https://youtu.be/eYeUpAHOSHM

 

The basic gist is this:

 

1) Black out your bucket as you desire, I used 1/4" thick neoprene to line it.

2) Create a junction box by leveraging your hovi bolts onto a custom backplate which your switch box also get screwed into.

3) Refine your project box so it has the right size and number of switches for your application (I have 3 subsystems, others may have more or less).

4) For every one of your systems make a custom harness where the electronics run through your switch to its power source, ensure that the switch is the only mechanism to turn it on (so if the electronics had their own switch keep it stuck in the on position and let the switch you use at the project box be the one that controls it).

5) Using high quality velcro, mount all your electronics up at the top, and/or your fans at the bottom.

6) Route all of your wires that need to run from your electronics down to the switchbox in a clean loop, and everything else tied down neatly at the top. Use tubing to wrap the wiring with the least amount of wire and tubing required.

7) Add velcro to the bottoms of your electronics at top and add black padding to hide it all and make a comfortable fit.

8) Use any extra helmet padding as necessary to ensure you have a solid and snug fit.

9) Optional step: You may want to do this at the start but have your eye lenses done up in a manner that will work well with the clean look of your interior (see my other howto to check out how I did mine).

 

Here are some helpful detail shots that highlight some of what I was referring to within the video. One shows all the bare electronics before any lining or hiding was performed at the top. Another shows a detail of the swicthbox at the bottom to show how the hovi bolts and the project switch box mount into the backplate.

 

http://i.imgur.com/4RJjJBl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LMQDdi3.jpg

 

Here are some links to the more unique or non common materials I used:

 

Project box: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002BBQNM

Flip switches: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JT7D0G

Neoprene lining: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00488DB10

Helmet padding: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A4TNQ8A

12V fans: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015S5XFJE

12V battery box: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VE7HBMS

 

All right folks, enjoy and I hope this helps you with your own helmet builds. Post any questions or your own interiors!  :smiley-sw013:

wow!! Great job. Goals right there.

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3 hours ago, kamikaze said:

 

So I haven't made a video showing how to do that, but I do have a write up thread here that goes through the process I use for hard lenses that are removable. You can find it here:

 

You’re the best dude. I knew you had something up your sleeve. Lol 

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