I built this audio adapter so I could couple my headphones that have a 1/4" plug, to the 1/8" jack of my computer. I have these super sweet headphones that cancel outside noise phenomenally, the problem was is that they require a 1/4" jack - and I just wanted to plug them into my computer so I could listen to sweet tunes. 

I know I could have easily gone to the store and purchased an adapter, but we had the parts lying around the shop, and I knew it would take me less time to make one than it would to go to the store and back. 

Step 1: Materials & Tools

For this adapter I used the following items:
  • 1/8" plug
  • 1/4" jack
  • wire
  • solder

You will need these tools to re-create this part:
  • soldering station
  • snips
  • wire strippers
  • handy hands (which is my favorite name for a tool, ever.)


<p>nice job, especially nice when most people have these parts around if they look for them in junk drawers or corners of workbench.</p>
<p>nice, use shrink wrap to protect wires and keep them from eventually breaking.</p>

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