Picture of Tic-Tac Double Headphone Jack!
When I was on a field trip with my class, I saw a few boys using a device that you plug into the headphone port on your ipod and it allows two sets of headphones to listen to the music from one ipod.  I wanted to make my own and prove that it costs less to make your own than to buy a commercial product.  I know that many people listen to music, but not all people own their own ipod, so I decided to create a small portable device that could allow two people to listen to the same music from the same ipod just like the device I saw on the fieldtrip.  This is super easy to make and it costs about $5 or if you already have some of the materials, it would cost less.  I would highly recommend building this with kids and students because it is simple to make and it requires few easy to find materials.  I hope you enjoy building your double headphone jack!

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Step 1: Materials

You will need...

* 2x headphone ports
* An old pair of headphones
* A tic tac container


* A lighter
* a wire stripper
* An awl
* Hot glue Gun (with glue)

Step 2: Preparation

To prepare your container, poke a hole in the bottom using the awl.  Make sure the hole is big enough to fit the headphone jack from the headphones and some of the protective plastic around the jack.

To prepare your headphones, cut the wires about 3 inches away from the jack.  Pull apart the two wires and strip each one using your wire strippers.  Inside should be a colored wire and a copper wire.  To make the wires easier to deal with, burn the ends using your lighter.  Now you should have 4 burnt non-insulated wires.