A DAFT LEGACY
Sometimes the best way to learn is to emulate.
Since discovering Daft Punk's music in 2004 I have loved everything about the trailblazing anonymous French duo. Their work has been such an inspiration to most of my interests, hobbies, and work. Sometimes the best way to learn is to emulate. For close to twenty years my admiration of the band has inspired me to learn and develop new skillsets. Regardless of their all but confirmed retirement, Daft Punk's particular brand of secretive, bold, learned, and technologically advanced creativity will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life.
Daft Punk's particular brand of secretive, bold, learned, and technologically advanced creativity will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life.
Very early on in their careers the duo dumped every dollar they had into a commission for two Hollywood-quality prop masks to obscure their personal identities, and become their new personas.
The helmets were further ahead of their time technologically than Daft Punk's tech-heavy music. The helmet design featured the kind of LED arrays we are used to seeing today, but decades before as these types of LEDs were first becoming available.
Thomas Bangalter Helmet
THOMAS LED ARRAY
Since starting the electronics portion of the helmet build nearly a decade ago, LED controller technology has become significantly more accessible, and the hardware has become more compact.