Have you ever been bored of those standard plastic Bluetooth headsets? After a while, they get rather dull and boring. This instructable will show you how to turn a ThinkGeek Ninja monkey into a headset that is not only stylish, but contains its own charger, and has better indicator LEDs than the original.

Step 1: Parts:

You will need:
1 Bluetooth headset and charger (can be had for about $10 at your local electronics store. I used an old Jabra headset, but anything will do)
2 LEDs. I recommend blue, but any color will work (For the indicator lights)
2 resistors (see note)
1 Screaming Monkey Slingshot (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/8f00/)

Soldering Iron
Diagonal Cutters or Wire Strippers
Razor blade
Hot glue and a Hot Glue Gun
Electrical Tape

The resistors here will vary. My headset's power brick outputted 5v, and LEDs can take 2-3v. As such, I used 2 1kohm resistors to make my voltage divider. To find which resistors you need, use ones in the ballpark of 1kohm, but adjust them so r1/r2 * (Total voltage) is somewhere between 3 and 4 volts.
Lol cool
Built mine today.&nbsp; See the pic.<br /> <br /> I did a few things different.&nbsp; My Bluetooth headset went through the clothes washer and dryer, and wasn't working anymore.&nbsp; However, I suspected the problem was only the battery.&nbsp; So I used a 3.7V Li-Ion battery from an old cellphone.&nbsp; Should give it longer battery life.&nbsp; It worked great.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I also put the blue LED on the bluetooth PCB near the nose.&nbsp; The power brick didn't fit inside the monkey with the cell phone battery, so I added a standard barrel plug near the 'rear'.&nbsp; I also added an external push-button switch (from an old laptop) which I extended to the arm.&nbsp; So I squeeze the arm to turn it on and off.<br /> <br /> When using bluetooth, you can see the blue LED&nbsp;behind the nose.&nbsp; When charging, the red LED's in the eyes are on as well.<br /> <br /> Thanks for the instructable!<br />

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