Introduction: Aux Extension Cord

Okay this is my first instructable, I decided to make this because my store-bought AUX cord wasn't long enough to run from my entertainment center to my laptop. It is cheap, fairly easy, simple and only takes about 20 minutes (or less) to make.

Step 1: Parts You Need

All you need is,

A  2.5 mm head-phone jack with a few feet of cord,  an old pair of ear phones will do the trick.

A circuit board, I used one that I had de-soldered and sanded the printed circuit off of.

A 2.5 mm jack receiver, I de-soldered this one from an old cd player.

And some form of enclosure, an altoids tin would be ideal but i didn't have one on hand, so i used a piece that i pulled out of a broken VCR.

Step 2: Tools Required

Wire Cutters
Soldering Gun
Solder
Cigarette Lighter
Knife
Dremel (optional, depending on enclosure used)

Step 3: Place Parts

Place 2.5 mm jack receiver on circuit board (drill holes for it if necessary, mine already had holes)

Step 4: Solder the Cord

Strip the covering off of cord

Separate all three wire

Burn the tips of each

Solder it to back of circuit (red should be right, blue left, and copper ground)

Step 5: Tape It Up

Tape it up with electrical tape to keep it from shorting out when placed in enclosure.

Step 6: Put in Enclosure

Place in enclosure, secure it with hot glue or super glue if necessary.

Step 7: Final Product

And enjoy your music.

Comments

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kjsrocks (author)2014-06-15

this is much to complicted when it could be easier by just directly soldering the wires to the plug

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ryantullos24779 (author)2012-09-17

Why thankyou :) and yes ive always loved to play with audio equipment, putting together stereo systems etc. and i just needed a quick fix, but youre solution was probably easier

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schumi23 (author)2012-09-15

This is actually... quite smart :)
I have faced the same problem before, but my solution was to cut the chord in two, and solder in extra pieces of wire between it

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amandaghassaei (author)2012-08-27

congrats on writing your first instructable! you are very resourceful, I probably would have just bought another cable. :)

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Thankyou :) I believe a real hobbiest never buys anything that can be effectively made. I have built much more intricate and complicated things before but never made an instructable for them, as at the time i didn't have an account.

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