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After making a few Telephone Handset Microphones I came to realize that all of these handsets had perfectly good speakers that were not being put to good use.

I set out to correct this problem.

This is the natural solution.

Sockphones are socks that are headphones. The sound quality isn't the best, but they are very comfortable.

Sockphones can be made with all variations of socks and can also be made of every material, in every assortment of colors and in all sizes. They can use any form of two-speaker headphone solution.

The combinations are out of this world!
 
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Step 1: Go get stuff.

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What you will need:

2 - Telephone handsets (old-style with the round covers)
1 - Metal coat hanger
1 - Pair of tube-type shoe laces
1 - Pair of socks (new or otherwise)
1 - PC Board Grid-Style (Radioshack 276-150)
1 - 9V Battery holder
1 - Tiny DPDT slide switch (www.goldmine-elec.com - Part #G1827)
1 - LM386 audio amp
2 - 10uF electrolytic capacitors
1 - 0.022 ceramic disk capacitor
1 - 0.1 polyester film capacitor
1 - 1K ohm resistor
1 - Mono plug
1 - 7" zipper (color to match sock)
1 - Grommet (large enough to pass through two wires and a pair of shoe laces)
1 - plastic ring (larger than grommet opening)
1 - a whole bunch of pillow stuffing
1 - Spool of thread (to match sock)


Tools:
- Soldering iron
- Hot glue gun
- Pliers
- Scissors
- Black marker
- Heavy duty wire cutter (for coat hanger)
- Flat head screwdriver
- Grommet tool
- Sewing needle
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Safety pins

Step 2: Collect the speakers.

Grab a phone handset and open up the earpiece. Find the terminal that the green wire is connected to. Mark it with your marker. This will be ground.

Once marked, disconnect the speaker.

Repeat with the other handset.
DrCoolSanta6 years ago
Great, i like it 5+
where would you add a pot for the amplifier.
jlmowery6 years ago
For those who think sockphones are just a bit too dorky, use the same principle and place the speakers in the ends of a folded small towel. I have seen comercial phones in this style, draped over the neck/shoulders. Wear them while exercising or bike riding.
ispiti6 years ago
comfy when you lay down?
shooby7 years ago
This is a great idea, a lot of thought put into it. They look pretty goofy though, I think I'd reserve them for listening to music while I fall asleep. Inside, where no-one can see me.
asianwizard7 years ago
i have the speaker from the phones but i was dumb enough to loose the pice that connect the to both the screw would there be any chance that you would know what it is
randofo (author)  asianwizard7 years ago
You can just strip wires, wrap them around the screws and tighten the screws down. The audio wires just need to make electrical contact with the speakers, you don't need specialized connections.
Austinisi7 years ago
Nice work. You definitely put some time into these.
how do they sound?
randofo (author)  TheOneGreatX7 years ago
It's much better than listening to music through the phone, but still not the best pair of headsets you've ever heard. It is mono after all. However, you can always swap out the electronics with a pair of stereo headphones.
nice very detailed but i never herd the word grommet though
randofo (author)  ich bin ein pyro7 years ago
You learn something new every day.
are those lime trees? =D
randofo (author)  WesDoesStuff7 years ago
lemons!
muller7 years ago
awesome. Love the sock and the use of the opamp.