Ever wanted a microphone to chat on skype or yahoo or aim with your friends but dont wanna buy one well heres your answer to that dilema.

Step 1: Materials

Well the first thing our gonna need is a set of headphones(or earbuds preferably) that you wont want back. You will also need an altoids tin (It can be any type of tin or even a box, i just love altoids tin projects), A pair of scissors or a razor, paper or some kind of tube the headphone jack(part that fits into mp3/cd player or comp) can fit through easily i used paper. Thats about all you need.
<p>I will Try it Today Whether it works or not</p>
<p>i made something much better using basically the same idea, i got a microphone from an earphone and put a p2 on it :)<br>works perfectly and sound quality is the same as a microphone from a cellphone.</p>
<p>If we have a headphones, why we need a mic.</p><p>please spend some money for headphones with mic.</p>
<p>It isn't actually. I don't think the maker made this entirely clear but still you should have spotted it. Your earphones need to support a microphone connection. At the jack of your earphones there will be small lines going round the metal. If your earphones have two then this isn't going to work for you as that means your earphones only support audio output. If it has three then you should be good as the third loop means that there is an audio input connector for the microphone but I would go and do his check using the sound recorder as well to double check. </p>
<p>Any speaker can actually act as a microphone but with varying quality because they were designed to use electrical signals to vibrate a &quot;drum&quot; that produces sound. Then it requires a sensitive &quot;drum&quot; to convert sounds into electrical energy and the quality of this depends on the material and manufacturer of the speaker/earbud you are attempting to use.</p>
<p>I cant understand what bud Im Supposed to do and you should also put what to do with headphones</p>
<p>plzzz give me video of this.because i cant understood.</p>
<p>I tried the Ible but the sound is Waaaaaaay to quiet even on the loudest setting I can barely hear it. I am on a Mac please help</p>
i did what you did but didn't work you lied
Maybe you did it wrong, but I know he didn't lie. <br>
I can hear myself, but it is really really quiet! Help please!
Actually a really good idea, but I bet it sounds slightly tinny.
Waste of time its not what I was searching for its like preparing a stand for microphone not building it
it will always be the earbud that is labelled left (with an l on it). If the labelling is worn off, then you can do this, but that will save you a bit of time
wood wood work
Can you make a head set of the two combined?
NICE KNIFE!!! haha, yah, i just made almost a studio quality microphone with some really nice speakers that i found, so i reversed the wires and attached them to a guitar cable and plugged em' in to my amp! it does work, and great job.
how we can downloade
actualy that other bud isnt useless you can use it as a regular headphone so you can hear the people
Niether Ear bud works<br />
nice u should upgrade this ......................................................<br /> <br />
Dude that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br />
nice job making this...i made an instructable about how to make homemade headphones lol...check it out sometime.here's the link <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/homemade_headphones/">Homemade headphones</a> <br/>
Thanks man i did that and now i can talk to my friends online. I used a fat marker tube for my headphones it worked so perfectly. thanks for the idea.
Looks like an elementary school intercom.
when i find a working pair of headphones and a altoids tin(how do i not have one sitting around?!?!?!) im gonna paint the tin black of white or something, maybe even put a little fake toggle switch to enhance the effect
thanks a lot.you just saved me about 20 dollars.
Maybe you could use the other bud as a speaker.
*quote* I just love altoids tin projects.*unquote*<br/>GASP!!! Me too!<br/>
Altoids tins yay!!! :D
Skype? Yahoo? Hah! Ventrilo is the way to go.
I can't get it to work all I get is bzzzzzzzz. Can you give me some help.
Its you're ready to go. Not your. Thats just a pet peeve of mine.
i tryed it and the earbuds as microphones it was different on 2 computers
O.o well i only use mine on my laptop so i havent experienced that problem i have also since bought an actual microphone (birthday money who woulda figured thats how i could get cash)
true...i could use them for only one computer, yeah normal mic's have a bit better quality but it did work, nice work!
Now, make it light a small bulb with your voice.
i dont think many eople got the n64 reference lol
n64 reference? it was another instructable on here.
Can I add others instuctables to my group? If I can, can someone tell me how?
I thought this was actually going to show how to create one with an inductor or something. I thought anyone would have known you can just plugin some headphones in the mic socket as a temporary microphone.....
heh i didnt
well, it's the third instructable about ear buds for a mic. At least you went farther than than that and built a stand. Kudos.
yea like an hour later i grabbed a roll of electrical tape and wrapped the paper in it b/c i dont like white in my room at all
waste of an altoids tin

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