This project describes the steps involved to construct a working Bluetooth handset in the shape of a banana.

The premise is to permanently embed a Bluetooth headset inside of a fake banana, while exposing the necessary sound holes and USB port for in-place charging.

In practice, it took some time and patience to place the headset such that it remained functional inside of the banana.

One thing I would do differently would be to extend the length of the microphone wires so that I could increase the distance between the earphone and the microphone, and to insert some sonic insulation between the earphone and the microphone, as my finished banana phone gives a terrific echo back down the line to the remote party.

I apologize for the low quality of my photos. I recently "bricked" my digital camera by leaving it outside in my vehicle during some of Nebraska's coldest days. The photos in the instructable were taken using the camera in my LG Chocolate phone.

This project was inspired by the DIY Banana Phone at Make Magazine, as well as the Bananaphone song by Raffi and remake by Rhonda Vincent.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools, Banana and Bluetooth Headset

You will need the following tools and components:

Banana - found Michael's craft store
Bluetooth headset
X-Acto knife
Soldering iron
Small drill bit
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Fast setting epoxy glue
Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing
Small diameter translucent plastic straw, tube, or rod
IN the video that wasn't bologna. It was mortadella.
<p>Believe or not, in Italy those are the same thing, since Mortadella is 100% tradiction of Bologna. Maybe somewhere else those are two different products....</p>
I read that as Bluth Banana Phone.
I love the last photo where you are plugging your bananna in to charge and it has an indicator light.
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Wow... Uh. Just. Wow...
Haha. THat's what I said the first time I saw it.
Ditto! XOD Ring ring ring ring Banana phone!
not its rubish<br><br>
ding dong ding dong ding dong banana phone
makes me wanna try this!<br>But i have another, more &quot;useful&quot; bluetooth headset and i'm kinda short, so i'll just design my main project so that i can just plug in the bananaphone and make it cellular modular interactive-odular lol
LOL go to a businees meeting with it. :D
my brother is going to put an ipod shuffle in his banana he got for $1 @ wally world!
But how are you suppose to dial? You can't call anyone with this phone can you maybe that's how bluetooth phones work but like it would make so much more sense if u could call!
Bluetooth means that this is a wireless headset for a phone with Bluetooth enabled. It is just an addon, like a headset.
Raffi would be proud!
I gotz hungry <sup>_</sup><br/>
cellular modular interactivaduler
ring ring ring ring ring ring ring BANANA PHONE!!!
Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding, Donanna Phone!
Ding-a-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling! Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop! Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop! Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone I've got this feeling, so appealing, for us to get together and sing. Sing! Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding donana phone It grows in bunches, I've got my hunches, It's the best! Beats the rest! Cellular, modular, interactivodular! Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone Boop-boo-ba-doo-ba-doop! Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping panana phone It's no baloney, it ain't a p(h)ony My cellular bananular phone! Don't need quarters, don't need dimes, to call a friend of mine! Don't need computer or TV, to have a real good time! I'll call for pizza. I'll call my cat. I'll call the white house, have a chat! I'll place a call around the world, operator get me Beijing-jing-jing-jing! (Soprano Sax Solo) Yeah! Play that thing! (Piano Solo) Whooo Hooo! Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone Boop-boo-ba-doo-ba-doop Ying yang ying yang ying yang ying yonana phone It's a real live mama and papa phone, a brother and sister and a dogaphone, a grandpa phone and a grammophone too! Oh yeah! My cellular, bananular phone! Banana phone, ring ring ring! (It's a phone with a peel!) Banana phone, ring ring ring! (Now you can have your phone and eat it too!) Banana phone, ring ring ring! (This song drives me bananas!) Banana phone, ring ring ring! Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop-doop-doop!
sorry but,bead of <em>blue</em>?<br/>
whaaat.... I cant hear you, I have a banana stuck in my ear!!!!!
You beat me to it Smashbros...
You can make one... then eat it... then you can have a phone anywhere until it comes out
gonna try this with a real banana. I might eat it though... but my stomach will ring! ...then my poop will ring.
is that a septic tank I hear?
dont answer it
He's always been full of crap
you are a philosophical person we need more people like you
thats right. kids, stay in school!
couple things to say 1) gives the song "bananna phone" a whole new meaning 2)youll look insane if your nieghbors see you doing this 3) good job i wanna be stranded on an island with a banana phone when they asked how you called them youll say "with a bananna" 4)good job
Celluar,moluler,interactiveodulger lamo i want 1
lol the tomato phone.
Does your phone have a best before date??? :) nice instructable!
i wonder what your ringtone would be..?
ring ring ring ring ring =banana phone=<br/>
awesome. I'm gonna do something like this with a Star Trek TOS communicator replica and a bluetooth speakerphone.
O.O imma do tht...
As if monkeys weren't cool enough now they have there own awesome phones!
Sweet. +1 And you live in Nebraska? finally, some one else who lives there!
i think you could also make one out of an old dial classic phone... cut off the wire and it'll look like your a crazy person walikng down the street talking to a broken old phone... :)
You mean like this:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Port-O-Rotary">http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Port-O-Rotary</a><br/>
Talking on a banana isn't crazy enough? :)

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