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Can we request an instructable? Helmet Intercom? Answered

So i was wondering if anyone could create an instructable to make a helmet intercom system. I recently bought quads and its hard to hear eachother screaming at the top of our lungs. I know there are kits you can buy that fit two-way radios with Push-to-talk options, but I was hoping I could just make it considering the kits are EXTREMELY overpriced. I was thinking of buying a 4 pair of cobra walkie talkies and would need an easy to craft earphone, microphone and push to talk button that would plug into the walkie. Thanks!

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kelseymh

6 years ago

Since you've already found a commercial example, this sounds like something you could do yourself, and make an Instructable for others!

Get a pair of relatively inexpensive headphones (I'm thinking of the kind they give you on airplanes), and dismount the earpieces from the over-head connector.

Inside your helmet, trim away a couple of holes in the foam padding (do not cut into the structure of the helmet!), and glue the earpiece into those recesses.

Any decent walkie-talkie will have a headphone jack on the side, which you can plug the headphones into.

If you want to spend more money on it, you should be able to find headphones or earbuds specifically designed for push-to-talk systems. Good luck!

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fabes253kelseymh

Reply 6 years ago

I was thinking about trying it myself, I am just not sure how the wiring would work for the PTT and Microphone. How they would connect to the actual headphone jack is what im not sure about.

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kelseymhfabes253

Reply 6 years ago

Usually, the jack is special purpose, with either two or even three separate connectors, separated by insulating rings. That's what I meant by buying PTT headphones ready-made. An alternative would be to use regular phones, and have the walkie-talkie unit attached to your bike suit, in order to hit the PTT button as needed.

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fabes253Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

This looks great but I was looking more for something that could plug into a walkie that way i dont have to worry about charging the ear peices, besides i dont know how comfortable that earpiece would be inside a motocross helmet. I am thinking more like this; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cobra-MT600-Motorbike-Walkie-Talkie-Radio-Intercom-VOX-PTT-Close-Face-Headsets-/390360455893