Tape Converter

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Introduction: Tape Converter

About: my name is Adam!

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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    63 Comments

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    andrewmystery
    andrewmystery

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Badetise
    Badetise

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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/

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    jridley
    jridley

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sk8er6
    sk8er6

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    ramroids55
    ramroids55

    13 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Yerboogieman
    Yerboogieman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

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

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    LinuxH4x0r
    LinuxH4x0r

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, I though I was going to shove one up. Wait, maybe that was my boot.

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    ramroids55
    ramroids55

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, iono when my surgery is. ill have to ask your mom, she's in charge of my schedule

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    cantthinkof bettername
    cantthinkof bettername

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Wal-mart is about 100 miles away from where I live. This instructable is great for kids who don't get paid $20 an hour, and people who live in the middle of no-where.

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    Yerboogieman
    Yerboogieman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    why not just go to tacoma and buy a sony portable ipod charger for $99?

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    dg33
    dg33

    12 years ago on Introduction

    very good Instructable id do this hum not so sure on the mono thing ( I think it Would be cool to make one of these with a radio fitted inside it just for the sake of it (or with a mem card reader in it)

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    dg33
    dg33

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Just thought (douse it have to be a special write head or will a regular tape read head work????) thanks