Pimped Out Megaphone Helmet

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Here I show how you can very simply modify a megaphone to accept 1/8" line input from an iPod, and mount the megaphone on top of a motorcycle helmet. The resulting "Mega Helmet" delivers the maximal aural stupidity allowed by law.

Step 1: Get a Motorcycle Helmet

Get a motorcycle helmet. I picked up this Honda one at a yard sale for $5.

Step 2: Get a Megaphone

Get a megaphone. Here I am using a Radio Shack 32-2038A 10 watt one. It is pretty loud.

Step 3: Take Out the Guts

Remove the batteries and open the housing for the circuit board. This is accomplished by taking out 3 screws on the back of the megaphone.

Step 4: Prepare the 1/8" Plug

Trim the ends off of two lenghts of wire. Tin them and solder to the 1/8" plug. Ground goes to the outer of the two leads (here I have made ground the red wire, oops).

Step 5: Run Wire Into Circuit Board Housing

Remove the handle from the megaphone, drill a hole through it, and run the wires from the plug into the body of the megaphone.

Step 6: Solder the Wires Onto the Circuit Board

Solder the wires onto the circuit board. Ground goes to "ground" and the other wire from the plug goes to "in."

Step 7: Screw Everything Back Together

Reattach the handle to the base, and put the circuit board back in.

Step 8: Attach the Megaphone to the Top of the Helmet

Place the megaphone on top of the helmet and attach using copious amounts of duct tape. About 1/2 roll should be enough.

Step 9: Attach the Microphone

Put the microphone on the inside of the mouth portion of the helmet. Attach using wire. On this helmet it was really easy because there was already a mesh grill by the mouth.

Step 10: Mount the IPod

Put the iPod on top of the helmet, like the cherry on top, and attach the 1/8" M to 1/8" M cable to the plug on the megaphone.

Step 11: Play Softball

Go play softball wearing the helmet. It is very good for antagonizing the pitcher, and trash-talking in general. The helmet allows both for amplification of your voice, and playback of mp3s from the iPod.

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    58 Discussions

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    zcheshire

    4 years ago

    How's that whiplash treatin ya?

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    F-17

    8 years ago on Introduction

    That is the coolest F**king thing iv'e ever seen

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    Toulouse

    9 years ago on Introduction

    "maximum aural stupidity allow by law" best quote!!!

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    spydercanopus

    9 years ago on Step 11

    Sweeeet!! Maybe now I won't get beat up so bad by the cops at Truth rallies!

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    sajo

    9 years ago on Step 11

    Imagine riding a motorcycle with this on, annoying the people anywhere nearby

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    aplauche

    9 years ago on Introduction

    hahahaha! you are my hero i am building one of these TODAY i will let you know how it goes

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    1Scray

    9 years ago on Step 11

    I just found this and I must say that it is truly awesome. Add a couple beers, a public place and nothing good can come from it, this has so much Jackass potential it is not even funny..........IN SHORT I LOVE IT.

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    btop

    9 years ago on Introduction

    "The blues brothers! One night only" Im liking this.

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    Phiber_Optik

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This sounds great for parties and dorm room hi jinks, but don't wear this helmet while riding. It'll snap your neck in a fall. Also, the second incarnation has holes drilled into the helmet shell for brackets. The integrity of the helmet is now severely compromised.

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    ubr.bzkrPhiber_Optik

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    well then just dont fall, he didnt mention ever riding a bike with it just playing soft ball with it. I wish i had a megaphone, this thing could be so much fun!

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    awkrin

    10 years ago on Introduction

    and what's the sue of this? I mean, if u'r gonna ride a bike while talking, noone will hear u. if u'r running, same thing, and the megaphone was made to stay the same.

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    2fst4uawkrin

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    what are you talking about? of course people can hear you. thats the POINT of the contraption

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    fultron89

    9 years ago on Introduction

    how is this feature only now? It's been FOUR YEARS. So worth it...