Introduction: Beats by Andres and James(DIY HEADPHONES)


Step 1: Step 1.

First you would have to buy red copper wire of 28 gauge

Step 2: Step 2.

Then you have to cut about 4 feet off wire

Step 3: Step 3.

Use the cut copper wire to wrap around gluestick

Step 4: Step 4.

Then repeat steps1-3 trials of the same step above for your coils

Step 5: Step 5

Take the rolled coil off of the glue stick nice and softly(put the wrapped coil aside)

Step 6: Step 6

Start to sand the tips of the coil for all of the coils

Step 7: Step 7

Wrap electrical tape around the bottom of the cup(make sure it is straight)

Step 8: Step 8

Get the 2 magnets and put one under the cup and one on top of the cup

Step 9: Step 9

Tape the 1 of the coils in the middle of the magnets so coils won't fall off

Step 10: Step 10

Buy or get two alligator clips to grab both ends of the sanded coil.

Step 11: Step 11

With the other end of the alligator clips attach the ends of the alligator clip to the AUX cord.

Step 12: Step 12

Put the AUX cord inside the slot where headphones would go

Step 13: Step 13

Go to your playlist of music and choose a song

Step 14: Step 14

Get finished designed cup and pick up with caution and place the cup next to your ear

Step 15: Step 15

Press play and hear the music(close your other ear so you can only hear the music.

Step 16: Step 16

Repeat steps for trials 1-3

Step 17: Materias

  • 28 gauge Copper Wire
  • Alligator Clips
  • Sand Paper 2
  • Plastic Cups
  • Electrical Tape
  • 2 Germanium Magnets
  • Aux cord
  • 1 Cell Phone
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors

Step 18: Trouble Shooting

  1. If troubleshooting and can't hear good quality sound, you can change your cup from a clear cup to small paper cup(tested to have a better quality sound)
  2. Also use more magnets to create a stronger magnetic field which will make the voice coils stronger, which make the vibrations better for the voice coil

Step 19: 3 Main Componets

1.Voice Coil: Will vibrate when magnetic fields is near it. The vibrations turn into sound when processed through cone which will amplify the sound. Voice coil is the electricity carrier for headphones.

2.Magnet:Provides the magnetic field for voice coil to vibrate. The stronger the magnetic field the more vibrations.

3. Cone: Amplifies the sound to better quality

Step 20: Prototyping

By experimentation, better sound will come out if there is more voice coil. Also make sure to tighten the voice coil and keep straight when taping to the case of headphones. The stronger the magnet, the stronger the vibrations become for louder a sound.