I wanted to protect my ears while working in the garage now that I have 2 laser cutters whirring away in there (a Blacknose A3 Laser and a Whitetooth A1 Laser). MP3 headphones cost upwards of £33 so I modified my existing £3 ear defenders and inserted some ear bud type headphones that I had lying around into them so that I can listen to music while still protecting my ears.
It's really very simple
- Drill a hole in the side of the Ear defenders large enough for the ear buds
- Insert the ear buds into the hole and use Sugru to secure them in place
This was my first time using Sugru and it was straight forward, you can get a really nice shiny finish on it by smoothing it over with your finger.