Introduction: "Geek-ify" Your Bluetooth Headset

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This Instructable will show you how to expose the insides of your bluetooth while still keeping it functional.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need:

Cell Phone
Bluetooth Device, (I used a Nokia Headset)
Small Screwdriver
Super Glue
Velcro or Double Sided Tape

Step 2: Take It Apart

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This is probably the easiest part of this!
All you do is take your little screwdriver and take out all of the screws on your bluetooth device.
If your bluetooth doesn't have screws, just pull it apart.

Step 3: Look at That Tiny Battery!

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Now that you have it apart, now you gotta find some way to keep the battery from falling out.
I used velcro because I couldn't find anything else.
You may want to try experiments on it later on so keep it removable. (MWAHAHAHAHAHA!)
Put Vecro on the battery and where it sits inside.
Or you could use double sided tape.

Step 4: Will It Stay on My Ear?!?!?!

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Remember those things that help the bluetooth to your ear?
Well I hope you didn't throw them away! You need them!
All you gotta do is glue them back on!
Because the front plate help them together you have to find some other way to keep them attached.
Just glue them to the headset! Thats it!
But make sure that you put them on right!

Step 5: W00t! You Did It!

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You are complete!
Arise from your workstand, jump for joy, then sit like nothing just happened.
Now all you have to do is test it to make sure you didn't screw it up. (I don't see how you could though.)
Mine still does!

I took the screw out of the component board and wrapped tape around it to keep it safe.

*****UPDATE!***** again
I have been using this for about a day and am satisfied with the results but I cant press the button on the side so I advise that if you do this that you tell your phone to answer automatically.


incorrigible packrat (author)2008-03-30

Warning!!! Don't use Bluetooth headsets! That's how the cybermen will take over the Earth! (Or was it the Daleks... No, definitely the cybermen...)

the Bluetooth headsets with the cybermen were hardwired to the brain and there was one in each ear if you start seeing people wearing 2 of them then it is time to start worrying about a cybermen attack

this bluetooth set kinda looks like the Cybus ones from Doctor Who.

No, thats when you have one in each ear.

That was just done for dramatic effect on the TV show. In real life, people with one in each ear would get weeded out, by oncoming vehicles in traffic, long before the subversive cyberman programming would take effect. It's the people you see wandering around in public, with a Lt. Uhura-oid dingus crammed in their ear, apparently muttering to themselves, that are the wedge in the cyberman offensive.

"You are not compatible. Delete!"

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cvxdes (author)2008-03-30

Don't bring that to Boston, you might get arrested.

jc817 (author)cvxdes2008-07-12

AHAHAHA so good i can't believe nobody else replied to this comment. I can't imagine working in an electronics store in boston, the boston police would probably think you were manufacturing WMD's for Al Qaeda with all those damn circuitboards laying around just waiting to explode.

conrad2468 (author)jc8172008-07-23

is this about those boston bombs?

jc817 (author)conrad24682008-07-24

Yeah the viral marketing campaign for adult swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And of course without an explosive or propellant of any sort, the boston police deduced that the circuitboards/leds/solar panels were all bombs. What terrorists care about boston anyway?

ATImaster005 (author)2008-07-23

If possible, I would have added a plexi-glass cover over it. But good instructable!

bigtallrulethemall (author)2008-03-31

u spelled velcro wrong. LOL!

ya this was around when my keyboard started to crap out on me. later on the L,K,I,W,T,B, and 8 keys stopped working for some unknown reason.

that sucz! lol

i know! so i bought a new one but then my whole computer stopped working, so i bought a new one!

awkrin (author)2008-06-23

when I would see someone with a opened bluetooth headset, i would think that it's some noob that thinks he'll get a better connection..

safety dance (author)2008-04-17

Here's mine, notice how it's still in 1 piece.LOL

taco_guy93 (author)safety dance2008-04-18

WHAT!!!!!! WHY WOULD YOU POST IT WHEN ITS STILL TOGETHER!!!!! your supposed to listen to me and void your warranties!

safety dance (author)taco_guy932008-06-04

HELL YEAH I VOID MY WARRANTIES!! just not on some things.... Just take a look at this (what was a) camera by this size comparison Altoids tin.

taco_guy93 (author)safety dance2008-06-05

wow nice

T3h_Muffinator (author)2008-03-29

You might want to cast an epoxy coating over the board, as to prevent any intrigued fingers from screwing with your headset, but that's your call. Nice job!

i was thinking thesame thing but sadly i dont have epoxy at the time, when i find some i will do so but for now ill just put tape on it

biolethal (author)taco_guy932008-03-30

You could probably use clear hot glue too.

taco_guy93 (author)biolethal2008-03-30

yeah that might work but knowing me i'll put to much on it and it won't be clear anymore

Notbob (author)taco_guy932008-03-30

you could always make an exact copy(make a mold + casting) of the outer case out of clear acrylic.

taco_guy93 (author)Notbob2008-04-01

i would but my privative building ability does not have access to this technology

Notbob (author)taco_guy932008-04-02

mine eiither but you have to admit it is a good idea.

mightywombat (author)Notbob2008-03-31

Oh, I like that idea. That would solve all your "this doesn't stay on without the cover" problems too. I'm gonna try that!

gmjhowe (author)2008-03-31

its all fun and games until somebody looses an eye!

damntourists (author)2008-03-30

now it just looks broken... what happens if it starts to rain while your on your way out to your car?

taco_guy93 (author)damntourists2008-03-30

Three words........Hoody, Hair, Tape

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-30

Awesome idea. Maybe if you could do something like this to the Xbox 360 headset, that would be sweet. Nice job.

taco_guy93 (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-30

If I had a 360 I would but I dont have one. :( If anyone does have an xbox 360 headset please attempt this and send pics!

alexsolex (author)2008-03-30

I would not do this... We don't know the impact of the "frequencies" of bluetooth on our brains... You remove something, the "frequencies" get more important near your brain...

taco_guy93 (author)alexsolex2008-03-30

Actually I just removed the front cover, the insides didnt move at all. and I dont think there would be any "radiation" that would be insulated by a plastic casing. unless there is some sort of particle in the plastic that like "rebounds" the waves, but thats just me and I dont know.

lordofthedonuts (author)2008-03-30

Good idea, I always like exposed component on electronic stuff, still there's a good chance of making short with a finger/metallic object I think Heat Shrinking insulation could do the job pretty well. Nice idea +1

So did I but I dont have heat shrink, so, if you look, I have added that I wraped it in tape ;)

nf119 (author)2008-03-29

Some advice for anyone trying this. WAIT UNTIL THE GLUES DRIES! Unless of course, you want to become a cyborg.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-03-29

Nice! Get a nokia!

taco_guy93 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-29

I had one but i washed it :( it dosen't like taking a bath in my pants pocket

LinuxH4x0r (author)taco_guy932008-03-29

oh......*funeral music* sorry..... I have a cheap prepaid (1600) one, but I'm looking to upgrade soon

taco_guy93 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-29

ME TOO!!! mine was pretty dinged up though so i didnt really consider it a phone but just a tinker-toy

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