Introduction: Make a Ghetto Boom Mic
Ever wondered how to make a video without using lapel microphones? Well, the obvious solution to that is a boom mic. But these microphones cost a lot of money and well, are bulky. So when things don't suit you, it's time to make some.... uhm..... uuhh.......things.
Step 1: Grab Some of This Stuff
You will need:
wire with a 3.5mm male jack on 1 end, preferably the one on headsets
microphone from a headset
screwdriver, preferably Philips
Step 2: Drill the Hole
well, i do not have a drill, so i just got a small philips screw and a big one then start drilling the hole in the top of the wood.the microphone should fit perfectly in the hole. If not, glue it in place with hot glue or your glue of choice. The wire must be sticking out so that you can do the next step.
Step 3: Electrical Stuff
Well, this is easy. Just strip the wire with the jack and connect the wires from the jack and the microphone. Well, make sure the wires are electrically connected to the jack.
Step 4: Testing
well, if your wiring is correct, you must be getting feedback when you connect it to an amplifier. if not, check your wiring and the jack side. i chose an old tape recorder to record my sounds, well, it is easy to transfer this to the PC. just get a wire and 2 male jacks, connect the jacks to both ends of the wire. connect one end to the microphone port of your PC and the other end to the headphone jack of your recorder. adjust the volume of your recorder, then choose a recorder. start recording and press play on your tape recorder.
Step 5: Practical (uses) Jokes
well, people barely look up, so why not follow them and record what they say then while they are gone, sneak up their room, get a cassete tape player that runs via the mains, hook it up to a timer and adjust it that it plays the time he sleeps. the next day,ask him "so, what happened last night?" either he says the whole story to you or he laughs a bit and gets it that you did it. either way, it will be funny...
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