cutting this wood makes a lot of dust, just so you know. once you decide on the size for your door, lay out your design. clamp them together and cut out your design. do not over cut your lines. after cutting everything you can with the circular saw, finish cuts with jig saw. then remove the masonite and set a side.

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These are open instructions for making yourself a lo-fi space* helmet** from household trash.***

*Don't wear your space helmet into space.

**This is a helmet for human space travel. Which is to say that it is neither an alien helmet nor a robot garment of any sort.

***It's trash until you make a space helmet with it, at which point it becomes a component. Space travel is confusing, I know.

Step 1: Supplies

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Lots of junk. (You will find this in junk drawers, under your bed, in your roommates top drawer, anywhere.)
A large box or popcorn tin. (Must be big enough to fit your head)
Hot glue.
Metallic silver spray paint.

Step 2: Assemble

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Take all of your junk and glue it to the outside of something that will fit over your head.

Don't forget to cut eye holes. It is a helmet for humans in space, they are not telepathic, they need to see.

The placement of junk could be aesthetic, but you might also consider futuristic utility.
We chose a prophylactic for the third eye, for instance.

Step 3: Paint

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Take your helmet somewhere safe. Paint every inch of this contraption with metallic silver spray paint.

This idea is borrowed from the band The Phenomenauts. Their van looks likethis.

Step 4: Go to Space

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