Tape Converter

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Introduction: Tape Converter

converts sound from a standard headphone jack so that you can play it thgough a tape player

Step 1: Parts

3.5mm headphone jack
magnetic head from old tape player
old tape

Step 2: Solder

Solder the magnetic head to the jack

Step 3: Open Up the Tape

first remove the inards, then un-screw all the screws on the tape to open it up.
remove all of the parts

Step 4: Cut Off...

cut off the screw holder thingy, that is in the way of the tape head

Step 5: Glue

hot glue in the tape head. the tape head goes in the middle "slot"

Step 6: Done

feeed the wire3 out the top and then close the tape back up. I reccomend testing it before closing it then your done!

Step 7: Cut Off...

enter longer descriptoin for this step

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Hmm, I did not know it was this simple to make, I'm glad I did not by a converter at the Source (radioshack) for 40 dollars, I'll have to try this one out for sure. Thanks for the 'ible!

i wnt to make one of these but i dont have the tape head thing i saw another online that used air core (nothing inside) electromagnet simply hooked up the the jack.. would that werk too/

I don't think this will work with any of the players I have; they all have sensors to tell if the tape reel is still moving, and if not, they assume the tape is at the end and reverse or shut off. Commercial tape adaptors have some gears inside so that when the player turns the hub on one side, the other turns too, fooling the player into thinking that there's a tape in there and it's playing.

all you have to do is run a rubber band between each wheel. this is a good project if you happen to have random crap lying around.

Hmm, why not just go buy one of these?. their less than $5 at Wal-Mart

wal-mart is in america

why must you poop on my parade?

Because, i have poopy-parade- itis.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that...

so when is ramroids55's surgery? the one where he gets that giant stick rmoved from his butt