Aztof Du'Reth's Steampunk Headphones




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First off, I would like to thank Garagemonkeysan for his inspiration for this project, without his inspiration, I never would have been able to make these headphones. Feel free to post any suggestions or criticisms that you have about these headphones, but please dont spam or whine about how hard they are to make. I am 13 and I made them on my own (my dad showed me how to use powertools, and he did help with some of the drilling) but I have absolutely no idea how much it cost, so go ahead and spam about that.
Long days and plesant nights,
Aztof Du'Reth

Oh, and here is a list of all of the stuff U need

2-Copper Pipe hangers
1-0.10 inch alluminum sheet metal
6-1/2 inch 6-32 brass machine screws
2-1 1/2inch 6-32 brass machine screws
16- 6-32 brass nuts
1-pair of earbuds
2-1 1/2 coper pipe end caps

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Step 1: Ear Cup Assembley

Take both of your end caps, and mark with a pencil where you want to drill, I did 1 in the centre, with 8 surrounding it.

take a nail, and make a dent on each of the marks, then apply oil to the top of the end caps

the drillbit that I used was a 3/16, but U want to start with something smaller, and work your way up

than make marks on the sides, and repeat the process.

now, take the sheet metal, and cut out a piece that is fairly thin, but long enough to fold over the earcups with about 1" of leeway.

I chose to punch holes in mine, but only one in the middle, and 2 on the ends are nessicary

take the 1/2 in screws, and stick them through the sheetmetal, and the holes on the sides of the earcups, and than screw them in place, add a second screw, and cap the end off with a large drop of epoxy

now, take the 1 1/2 in. screws, and stick them through the hole in the center of the sheet metal.

Step 2: Headband Assembly

now you need your pipe hangers

hacksaw off the bottom part, that holds onto the pipe, if U R hanging it

now hold the end of the metal strip at ear level, and bend it over your head

now do it with the other one

screw them together, adjusting for size

bend the ends, and insert them on top of the 1 1/2 screws and secure them with 3 nuts each


Sorry for the length and content of this instructable. It's more of a slide show. I didn't take pictures while making it, but I hope that you enjoyed it and that you are inspired to make your own pair (oh, BTW to get an antiqued look sand and let fume in ammonia for 6 hours).

hopefully, soon I should make a slideshow wit all of the pics, if U have anyquestions, check out garagemonkeysan's headphones first, than post the question

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    19 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    sound is a bit tinny, but i bent the metal so it fits my head like a glove, so it's actually pretty comfortable.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    SWEET, thank U 4 the suggestion & link, will buy as soon as I get my allowance :0


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Dont replace them, just cover the with "Stuff"
    it will make them look thicker too

    absolute zeroAztof

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    wouldnt do it you would NEVER be able to replace the original wires with that, its not the same as audio wire, and if it was it would still be nearly impossible

    Aztofabsolute zero

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I wuz jes gonna use the covering of the wire, and cover the old wire with the outside of the new wire


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Great minds think alike


    Birds of a feather flock together


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    tocsikabsolute zero

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I said Looks Like I never wanted anybody to use that actual wire.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    looks too clean forr steam punk, weather it. you might also want to add some steal. these look painful to wear.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I did weather the headphones, (ammonia cloud for >28 hours) you just can't see in in the pictures as well (I need a better camera). Surprisingly, they are also quite comfortable. Also, right-clicking on misspelled words will bring up a list of suggestions it is very helpful, and it only takes a few seconds to do.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks, the 'Ible was made after I made the headphones, so the 'ible itself could use some work, I am glad that you like it though.