Picture of Large iPod Inline Remote for use with any Head phones/Ear buds
We have all seen the instructables that take an existing pair of ear buds with in line remote and hack them with a 1/8" jack so you can use your favorite set of headphones while maintaining the mic and remote. While that is a great and easy hack you are left with 2 problems. For one your stuck with an extra 2 feet or more of wire to contend with. Secondly you still have that tiny remote that can be difficult for some people to operate and almost unusable with gloves. With that remote being in the middle of 6 feet of cable its also hard to keep track of and get to. 

In this Instructable we'll take a look at the inner workings of the in line remote. We will then create a larger remote that will fit inside of an Altoids Smalls tin. 

Materials Needed:
  • Expendable or broken set of iPhone/ iPod Touch Ear Buds with Remote
  • Altoids Smalls tin
  • 3 small push buttons
  • 1/8" stereo jack
  • small Perfboard
  • pair of right angle headers
  • small rubber grommet 
Tools Needed:
  • Soldering iron
  • Wire cutters/strippers
  • Razor blade
  • Small torch or lighter
  • Sanding block with 150 grip sand paper
  • Jeweler's file set.
lnoels12 months ago
I have the same headphones!