Pimped Out Megaphone Helmet

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Introduction: Pimped Out Megaphone Helmet

Here I show how you can very simply modify a megaphone to accept 1/8" line input from an iPod, and mount the megaphone on top of a motorcycle helmet. The resulting "Mega Helmet" delivers the maximal aural stupidity allowed by law.

Step 1: Get a Motorcycle Helmet

Get a motorcycle helmet. I picked up this Honda one at a yard sale for $5.

Step 2: Get a Megaphone

Get a megaphone. Here I am using a Radio Shack 32-2038A 10 watt one. It is pretty loud.

Step 3: Take Out the Guts

Remove the batteries and open the housing for the circuit board. This is accomplished by taking out 3 screws on the back of the megaphone.

Step 4: Prepare the 1/8" Plug

Trim the ends off of two lenghts of wire. Tin them and solder to the 1/8" plug. Ground goes to the outer of the two leads (here I have made ground the red wire, oops).

Step 5: Run Wire Into Circuit Board Housing

Remove the handle from the megaphone, drill a hole through it, and run the wires from the plug into the body of the megaphone.

Step 6: Solder the Wires Onto the Circuit Board

Solder the wires onto the circuit board. Ground goes to "ground" and the other wire from the plug goes to "in."

Step 7: Screw Everything Back Together

Reattach the handle to the base, and put the circuit board back in.

Step 8: Attach the Megaphone to the Top of the Helmet

Place the megaphone on top of the helmet and attach using copious amounts of duct tape. About 1/2 roll should be enough.

Step 9: Attach the Microphone

Put the microphone on the inside of the mouth portion of the helmet. Attach using wire. On this helmet it was really easy because there was already a mesh grill by the mouth.

Step 10: Mount the IPod

Put the iPod on top of the helmet, like the cherry on top, and attach the 1/8" M to 1/8" M cable to the plug on the megaphone.

Step 11: Play Softball

Go play softball wearing the helmet. It is very good for antagonizing the pitcher, and trash-talking in general. The helmet allows both for amplification of your voice, and playback of mp3s from the iPod.

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    How's that whiplash treatin ya?

    This is great, you should publish a video of the project in action.

    All you need is the laser collection sound effect. That is ALL! :D

    user

    That is the coolest F**king thing iv'e ever seen

    "maximum aural stupidity allow by law" best quote!!!

    Sweeeet!! Maybe now I won't get beat up so bad by the cops at Truth rallies!

    Take that, Jake and Elwood!!

    user

    Imagine riding a motorcycle with this on, annoying the people anywhere nearby

    hahahaha! you are my hero i am building one of these TODAY i will let you know how it goes

    I just found this and I must say that it is truly awesome. Add a couple beers, a public place and nothing good can come from it, this has so much Jackass potential it is not even funny..........IN SHORT I LOVE IT.

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    "The blues brothers! One night only" Im liking this.

    This sounds great for parties and dorm room hi jinks, but don't wear this helmet while riding. It'll snap your neck in a fall. Also, the second incarnation has holes drilled into the helmet shell for brackets. The integrity of the helmet is now severely compromised.

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    well then just dont fall, he didnt mention ever riding a bike with it just playing soft ball with it. I wish i had a megaphone, this thing could be so much fun!

    and what's the sue of this? I mean, if u'r gonna ride a bike while talking, noone will hear u. if u'r running, same thing, and the megaphone was made to stay the same.

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    what are you talking about? of course people can hear you. thats the POINT of the contraption

    how is this feature only now? It's been FOUR YEARS. So worth it...