Introduction: DIY: Bullet Style Earphones From Empty Bullet Shells
This time I’ll show you how I made bullet style earphones from empty bullets shells.
How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow.
For this project you will need:
Sanding paper 280 grit and fine sanding sponge for polishing
Dremel or other rotary tool
Drill and 1,5mm bit
Step 1: Earphones
I got new Philips earphones and I was totally not happy how they are looking. So I decided to change current earphones housing to empty bullet shells.
Step 2: Take a Part
First, was needed to separate earphone speaker from housing. I used a Dremel and carefully cut plastic housing at a joint line.
Separated earphone in two pieces and desoldered both wires.
Step 3: In Process..
With rotary tool sanded earphone speaker plastic body to proper size.
Mad a test fit - and it sits very snugly.
Step 4: Working on Bullet Shells
Made a 1,5mm hole in bullet shell for earphones wire.
From wood dowel and some electrical tape made a shell holder for a drill. At the same time used drill and Dremel to cut bullet shell in proper length. A little bit of sanding with 280 grit sand paper to remove all burs.
Step 5: Polishing
Used fine sanding sponge to polish bullet shells. Yep, there’s a really big difference like they was looking before.
Step 6: Assembling...
Sticked wires through the hole of the shell and made a knot to secure wire inside.
Soldered back both wires. Make sure to match the wires right.
Step 7: Last Steps..
With super glue glued speaker in bullet shell. And repeated all that with other earphone.
Step 8: Resume
Snapped earbud tips and bullet earphones are ready to go.
I think now those earphones looks way better than before. Plus I’m pretty sure, that I’ll don’t met anybody in a street with exact same earphones. That’s the biggest advantage of DIY stuff.