There are plenty of Videos on the Internet on sites like Youtube and Metacafe on making your own speakers but there are no videos on how to make your own microphone or headphones. You might think that there is no videos online because you cant make your own microphone or headphones online but that is not true you can easily make your own microphone or headphones. If you can make your own speaker then you should have no problem making your own microphones or headphones.
Perhaps you have seen the videos on how to make speakers unfortunately these are fake but it is possible that you did some digging and found how to make one on your own for real. If you did then you should have no problem figuring out how you can make your own headphones or microphones too.
You will need only a few items and you might already have these items at home anyway. If you do not have these items you can get them cheaply and inexpensively. So what items do you need to be able to make your own microphones or headphones? You will need some wire, a magnet, and some headphones.
First you need to get the headphones and cut them off. The next thing that you need to do is to get the magnet and the wrap the wire you have around the magnet. At the end of the wire you should have two pieces of wire loose. Connect the wires with the magnet and connect those wires to the headphone wires. To be safer you should use electrical tape. Now plug in your headphones into the headphone jack of anything that uses a headphone jack. It is not as useful as the headphones you took apart but if they were broke or you just like to make things on your own this will work perfectly fine.
Well that might not be the most useful project but a more useful project is to make your own microphone. To make your own microphone you do the same thing but instead of putting the headphone wires into the headphone jack you put it into a microphone jack and talk into it instead of putting your ear up to it.
Some changes that you can make to this is to use a headphone jack instead of wasting some headphones. You probably don’t have a headphone jack though so you would have to but that at an electronic supplier like Radio Shack. If you do not have wire you can easily use other household objects to make your own wire. Some great items for makeshift wire are aluminum foil, or the metal ties from things like bread.
So now you can make your own headphones or microphones if you are in a pinch.