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Materials

2 voice coils made of 28 insulated copper gauge wire

2 neodymium magnets (0.5 in x 12.7 mm) 1 yd. of feather boa (used to cover the gauge wire)

1 Headband

1 glue stick 1 super glue gun 3-4 hot melt sticks (for the glue gun)

3.5 mm stereo phone plug with

3 solder terminals

Scotch tape

Electrical tape

Red Spray paint

Step 1: Step 1

Gather ( buy ) all the materials to make your Do It Yourself headphones.

Step 2: Step 2

Wrap the copper wire around a glue stick. Keep wrapping the wire and don’t overlap them. You can stop whenever you feel that there is enough. We chose to use 30-40 coils because the higher amount of coils it increases quality and clarity of the sound. Make sure to leave at least one inch unwrapped on both ends. The reason why we use the extra wire is because later, when you plug in the headphones into your device, the device sends electricity through the copper wires, causing them to be highly conductive (when sanded, of course) and vibrate at different levels, depending on what type of sound you’re playing. The coils act as circular magnetic wall, to cause the magnet to vibrate evenly.

Step 3: Step 3

Get your diaphragm and tape the voice coil to the diaphragms.

Step 4: Step 4

Place your 4 neodymium magnets. Use two in each of the two diaphragms, make sure the voice coil can vibrate to produce the sound.

Step 5: Step 5

Sand your copper wire tips, then connect to a wire connector to your aux cord and cover the wire with something to make it more aesthetically pleasing... or not your choice this concludes the instructions. Hope these steps will help you create your very own beats headphones.

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