Dear DIY Fans,

This little Project is about crafting your own Bullet Headphones. They do not just look unique and stylish but also sound pretty well. It is a weekend project, wich is not expensive at all, but it requires some basic crafting skills.

I produced an aesthetic video, that will guide you through the main steps and hopefully will be some Inspiration.

If you like my very first Instructable, please vote for me in the FIRST TIME AUTHOR CONTEST 2016.
Thank you!

Step 1: DIY Video

<p>If only I had some bullet shells</p>
<p>You can go to a gun store and get new empties (Which are actually meant for reloading but you can use them for this!) They sell these in any size that can be reloaded! 9mm would be good.</p>
<p>Absolutely AMAZING!!!</p>
<p> Nice :)</p>
<p>could do one side as brass and the other side as aluminum, Left and Right side. </p>
<p>Good idea, better then engraving more marks into the casing. Like L/R.</p>
<p>That looks so easy, except getting the spent cartridges. How would I be able to do this with the flat non-tangle wire earbuds? What would you recommend to cut the wire hole?</p>
<p>Loved it, now I can recycle some of the casings I see at the gun range. Very well done, very clear instructions and the music was not intrusive. Good work!</p>
<p>COOL! :)</p>
<p>Clever project! And wow amazing documentation - way to rock your first instructable. How do they sound compared to the original headphones? Curious if you can notice a difference.</p>
<p>Nice photos and narrative presentation. Going to have to try this out, after I bring home some brass from the next range session...</p>
<p>I HOPE THEY COME IN A 50 CAL. SIZE FOR ALL OF US WHO LISTEN TO HARD ROCK WITH OUR EARS NEXT TO THE SPEAKERS WHILE TEST FIRING OUR 60mm MORTORS........ just kiddin', nice job. Thanks for the share, got to try this. Semper Fi.</p>
<p>Sorry for yelling....... ;)</p>
<p>Ive skipped over varnishing and I regret it. The brass has changed its color 2 days after sanding. The Soundquality hasnt changed remarkably. I enjoyed crafting them.<strong> </strong></p>
<p>are there any other calibers that this would work for. 45. is'int a very common one in NZ.</p>
<p>Great post. Great idea, Great photos. I really enjoyed this one. You really thought out the procedure before making this and it shows. </p>
<p>I wonder if i can make a pair of ear plugs, when i ride my motorcycle .</p>
<p>Congrats on the creativity, they look and I'm sure they are functional. Two thought for you as I am a reloaded of ammo, 1.) what you referred to as a cartridge sleeve is properly called a case, not a big deal as the pics help me understand what you are referring to, 2.) You could use what's called a debuting tool to smooth the edge of the case after its cut off, that's their purpose and they are very inexpensive at gun stores that sell reloading tools, if you don't have access to this tool your method works fine. I found your project creative and unique. ?</p>
<p>Thank you for the feedback. I am sorry for my bad english and I am sure there are probably many more mistakes in my instructable. I am going to do my best to find some of them the next days. Thanks for the advice again.</p>
<p>Where would you buy the bullets?</p>
That's actually a good question, I want to answer here. I bought mine at eBay (10 cartridge sleeves for about 5&euro;).<br>I know that some online Shops sell bigger packages of sleeves (50+). But you can write to your local gun clubs, if they can give you some. If you live in germany, I can send you a few of mine. I got some left. Hope I could help you at least a little bit.
<p>im not in germany but thanks for everyones responses ill try this </p>
<p>what you would do is go to a shooting range and ask for bullet shells after they have been shot or get one gun and one bullet and shoot it</p>
<p>LeonS5 you don't need bullets, just 2 spent cases. Bullets would be somewhat dangerous for you to use. Go to the nearest shooting range and ask, I'm sure someone will give you 2 of them. Maybe they will let you shoot 2 rounds and then give you the spent cases and you can say the ones you used for your project we actually shot in a gun by you. Cool!</p>
<p>very nice. very professional :)</p>
<p>I know that at the top you said to use 45 ACP. Do you know if it would be possible to use any larger caliber such as .50 action express? </p>
<p><em>I<br>know I said I would answer in private messages, but I think some<br>questions might be relevant for everyone, so I will answer them here<br>again.</em></p><p>#JoeA9 If you want to use the exact original Headphones I used in the video, you should use a caliber with a shell head diameter of exact 12mm.<br>Because one of the biggest advantage of the combination of these particular Headphones and the .45 caliber is, that you can push them together after soldering with gentle violence and they will stick together without glue. So if necessary you are able to open them again just in case something went wrong during soldering. (The .50 has a head shell diameter of 14mm, so they will not fit perfectly).<br><br></p>
<p>Ok. Thank you. I must have missed the diameters of the shell heads during my reading. That and I don't exactly have a supply of shells right here in my pockets (no complaining if I did). I'll have to do some measuring when I get home. Thank you for the answer and the great instructable.</p>
<p>I guess you can, but it will weight more and may not fit in your ear, you can use a .50 bmg if you want...</p>
<p>I wasn't thinking quite that big. I was thiking about something like .50 AE, But thanks.</p>
<p>Like everyone else, I like the production values, though the pace is a bit plodding for me. It matches the music, which is also a bit lethargic. Truly love the careful videography however.</p>
<p>Well now I have something to do with some of the brass after I go to the range :)</p>
<p>is it safe to bring at airports?</p>
<p>since there is no explosives it should be OK. just give the cartridge shells a GOOD washing first.</p>
<p>Wow dude everything was amazing, from the camera work to the easy instructions! You definitely earned my vote and everybody else's! Good luck in the contest!</p><p>I'm still wishing I had a real camera so I can make my instructions better :(</p><p>Lemme guess, Canon Rebel T6i?</p>
<p>Not only is this a fun project (I sent a link to it to my son who has the capability to make them), your video is the best I have ever seen on Instructables, or YouTube either, for that matter! Beautiful music and absolutely gorgeous photography are the key, and you wield it all perfectly. So of course I voted for you! I would warn anyone to not allow children to wear these at school, or sadly, it would end with instant expulsion most likely. I like the originality, and the whimsical nature of this set, and if son-shine made me a set, I'd wear them with a smile! Good luck in the contest!</p>
<p>they look great. i'm wondering if the bit of glue on the wire inside the shell would be enough to hold up support to keep the wire from being yanked out during heavy use. for anyone wondering about source starline makes great brass cases. </p>
<p>I watch quite a few DIY videos and this one has the best production values I've seen so far. Great job </p>
Just wondering, is there any and higher quality headphones I could use?
<p>this is a great idea I will definitely vote for you</p>
<p>Those turned out looking great! I love making something store bought my own. You did this beautifully! I can't wait to see what else you come up with to share! Welcome to the community! </p>
<p>you did a really good job are you going to do something like that again if so post it on this site again so that i can look at your porject thanks again</p>
<p>Many thanks, Buddy. I really appreciate your feedback.</p>
<p>wow thats so cool how did you do that you must be really smart to do something like that can you give me some advise please just email me back thatnks</p>
<p>cool idea dude</p>
<p>These look super I haven't tried them yet but I think they would be cool to make.</p>
<p>Great job! these are fantastic! what a great idea!</p>
<p>Wow! Your video was really good, And they look amazing! Keep up the good work!</p>

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