The point of this project is to keep your laptop quiet. Have you ever been on a plane or in the library and when you went to boot up you couldn't turn the sound off till the OS was loaded and by that time all the fancy loading music had been played loudly? In less than five minutes you can make a device to silence you laptop!
1. Old pair of headphones you don't mind destroying
2. Scissors, for destroying old pair of headphones
Step 1: Picking a Pair of Old Hadphones
For this project I chose a pair that came with my sansa, they were crap and stopped playing after 4 months, a perfect candidate. You don't have to use the same ones as me, any pair will do.
Step 2: Cutting the Headphones
This is an extremely easy step, move you scissors to where the headphone jack is and cut off. See pics below for more detail. You should now have something that looks like the second picture.
Step 3: Testing It
Plug your new silencer into the headphone jack on your computer and try playing some music or something with audio. You should,'t hear anything. If so then you did it correctly. If not I have no idea how you could mess something this simple up.