Introduction: Turn Any Pair of Earbuds Into Bluetooth Earbuds!
I had a pair of earbuds laying around that I didn't use to often, so I thought why not put them to good use. At the time I needed a pair of bluetooth earbuds for working out but didn't really have the money to buy a nice pair. That's when I thought why not just make my own for much less. The entire build only cost me around 14 bucks. Which saved me so much money and building it was super simple and fun.
Step 1: What You Will Need
1: A soldering iron and solder
2: A lighter
3: Bluetooth module - link right here- https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth-Receiver-Str...
4: Drill gun or something you can cut a hole with in plastic
5: An old pair of earbuds. I used the earbuds Apple provides with there Ipods
Step 2: Cutting the Buds
The first thing you need to do is to cut the wire and expose the inner wires. Cut the wire were the wires from the left and right earbud become one, to make things easier.
Step 3: Burnnn
Simply burn the ends of the wire so a good connection can be made when soldering
Step 4: Wiring
This part can be tricky if you don't know what wire corresponds to what. Good news anyone using the same earbuds as me will be fine, bad news is, different earbuds may use different color coding so you may have to play around for a bit. That's what I did and it did not take long. Anyway start by taking the bluetooth module out to of it housing. Next take the green wire in this case and solder it in the back (use picture for reference). Then take the red wire and solder it in the next pin in front of it (use the picture for reference). Then you will see 3 wires left or maybe more if there is a mic. You only need the wires that are coiled red with copper and coiled green with copper. Take both of these wires and solder both in front of the red wires pin. (Again use photos for reference) Lastly coat the wires in hot glue, but not that much.
Step 5: Putting Everything Back
All you need to do now is mark a hole close to the top of the original case of the module for the earbud wire can feed out and cut it. Once you have done that secure it with a little hot glue, but not to much other wise you may not be able to click the top piece back on.
Step 6: Clips
Lastly all you have to do is glue on a clothes pin or a binder clip so you can attach it to your clothes. You can also just let it hang.
Step 7: Done!
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