Helmet Speaker Mod




Introduction: Helmet Speaker Mod

riding your scooter bike motorcycle or other rides that require a helmet can get boring on those long journeys or cruises. music can help this. but what if you forget your headphones? here is a simple mod that you can do so you will always be able to listen to your tunes as long as you have an mp3 player.

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Step 1: What You Need

most of the materials you can use can probably be recycled or acquired at a electronics store like radioshack. this project shouldnt cost more than 10 bucks.

you will need:
-some length of wire(2 thin guaged wires. about 3-4 feet long)
-a speaker(can be taken from an old set of headphone or bought from an electronics store for around 1-2 bucks)
-an old set of headphones for the 3.5mm stereo jack
-a soldering iron
-a hot glue gun
-a helmet you want to put the speaker system in

Step 2: Wiring Up the Speakers

wiring up the speakers so they work is essential for this mod. if they dont work, it defeats the purpose of it.

first you want to get your length of wire and bundle them together.
then you will want to strip the ends and solder one side to the speakers.
then solder the other side to the headphone jack.
you should end up with something that is like a set of headphones with only one speaker.

Step 3: Putting It in the Helmet

now you will want to put it in the helmet. you will need your hot glue gun

-first locate the spot where you want to put the speaker in your helmet. it could be on the left or right and close to your ear so you can hear the speaker
-then once you locate the spot you want the speaker in, apply the hot glue to the back of the speaker and place the speaker in the desired spot you chose to put it in.
-secure the wire coming from the speaker accordingly so the wire doesnt get pulled from the speaker and break it.

Step 4: Enjoy Music While You Ride

plug it all up and see if it works. if it does, you can enjoy music while you ride.

note: i am only using one speaker for safety reasons.

here is a video of my finished product to show that it does produce audible sound:

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    6 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i have a similar helmet, the wind noise will make it absolutely useless...we need something louder!!!
    bt before i assume, how is their performance?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    yeah. ive noticed that there is quite a bit of wind noise also, but im only going 25mph on a goped scooter though. im guessing it would be different also on an actual motor scooter/moped/motorcycle because wind noise can be an issue at high speeds. the main reason for this was to have an earpiece that plugged into my iphone so i can hear if im getting texts and phone calls because i normally wouldnt hear it go off in my pocket while riding. having it play music for me was a plus.

    it works but wind noise drowns out some of the music from the speaker, and also im only using one speaker on my helmet. i agree that we can use something LOUDER!

    but ill add more to this mod which is adding an actual microphone to it also so you can talk on the phone with the helmet on. :)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    yeah i was thinking on similar terms, id dismanteld my old bluetooth headset...its kind of easy to seperate the speaker n the mic (attaching the speaker near the ears and the mic in the front) but the problem was with the buttons. You could write an instructable on that.

    for the purpose, we could also get away with a wired connection...also keep the mic covered with a piece of cloth, it makes the voice clear.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i think ill add to this one once i get it working as a full headset. i have it set up for a full headset at the moment but i dont have the correct jack to wire up the microphone. also i have to see if it will work too.

    and yes, the helmet has a visor. its pretty convenient because i attach my camera to it when i want some riding footage


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    also, does the helmet have a visor? mine din't but found something that i could attach to it..