Introduction: "Geek-ify" Your Bluetooth Headset

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

Step 1: Gather Materials

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

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!

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.
WAIT! DON'T GLUE IT!!!
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?!?!?!

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!

TA-DA!
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!

*****UPDATE!*****
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.

Comments

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incorrigible+packrat made it!(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...)

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Cyberscann54 made it!(author)2012-01-30

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

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Jamez+Britton made it!(author)2011-07-05

this bluetooth set kinda looks like the Cybus ones from Doctor Who. http://www.mobilechoiceuk.com/Phone-review/Motorola+H5+Miniblue/21

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JavaNut13 made it!(author)2010-09-26

No, thats when you have one in each ear.

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incorrigible+packrat made it!(author)2010-10-14

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.

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Jamez+Britton made it!(author)2011-07-05

"You are not compatible. Delete!"

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ledsign made it!(author)2011-10-26

Nice!

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harry+potter+rules made it!(author)2011-08-09

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cvxdes made it!(author)2008-03-30

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

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jc817 made it!(author)2008-07-12

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.

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conrad2468 made it!(author)2008-07-23

is this about those boston bombs?

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jc817 made it!(author)2008-07-24

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?

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ATImaster005 made it!(author)2008-07-23

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

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bigtallrulethemall made it!(author)2008-03-31

u spelled velcro wrong. LOL!

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-06-22

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.

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bigtallrulethemall made it!(author)2008-06-23

that sucz! lol

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-06-23

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

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awkrin made it!(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..

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safety+dance made it!(author)2008-04-17

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

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-04-18

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

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safety+dance made it!(author)2008-06-04

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.

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-06-05

wow nice

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T3h_Muffinator made it!(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!

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-29

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

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biolethal made it!(author)2008-03-30

You could probably use clear hot glue too.

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

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

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Notbob made it!(author)2008-03-30

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

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-04-01

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

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Notbob made it!(author)2008-04-02

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

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mightywombat made it!(author)2008-03-31

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!

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2008-03-31

its all fun and games until somebody looses an eye!

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damntourists made it!(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?

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

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

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GorillazMiko made it!(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.

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

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!

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alexsolex made it!(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...

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

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.

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lordofthedonuts made it!(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

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

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

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nf119 made it!(author)2008-03-29

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-29

Nice! Get a nokia!

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-29

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-29

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

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taco_guy93 made it!(author)2008-03-29

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