Last halloween I dressed up in an old fashioned manor with my cell phone in a pocket keychain. The chain was too short for the phone to reach my ear. This left me with the option of un-hook the phone every time I had to use it, make a unreasonable long chain or; mod a bluetooth headset to match the outfit :)
- Two plates of metal (or plastic)
- glue-gun / super-glue
- Electrical tape
Disclaimer: These materials are not tested nor designed for longer skin contact so beware of any rash or itching!
Step 1: Layout of the headset
I acquired a cheap headset on Ebay, opened it and located the necessary buttons.
Luckily the answer/call button was located roughly at the center of the piece. (saved me the hassle of relocate it and solder..)
Step 2: The casing
A while back i found these metal tags at a thrift store. As you can see they're like an instant steampunk addition!
I decided on three screws to hold the piece together, one in the front and two at the back.
Step 3: Making holes for the speaker
Since I'm a bit lazy I roughly dotted out the holes freehand and drilled.
Step 4: Fitting the headset in the casing
First of all I had to insulate the circuit board with tape to prevent short circuit.
Then I fitted the circuit board so that the answer button would match the hole in the metal tag and applied a reasonable amount of glue.
Step 5: Put it all together
I used the nuts to fixate the plates.
When I had tightened the nuts I cut the top of the remaining screwes off.