How To Make A Wireless Microphone At Home
Did you know that you can use your extra earphone and turn it into a wireless microphone? You can use it when you're recording your video-log making it seem that you are using a lapel mic. You can also make it look like you have an actual wireless microphone by building a body around it. It's a fun project for you and your kids, and it is very easy to do. Plus, you guys can learn a little creativity when making it. Let's learn how to make a wireless microphone at home.
Do-It-Yourself Wireless Mic
Here are the steps on how to make a wireless microphone at home.
Step 1: Save that extra headphone. You probably have an extra earphone just lying around at your home. So before deciding to just throw it away, why not recycle it and turn it into a fun project?
Step 2: With your earphone on hand, take the right side of the cord or the side that does not have the mic on it and cut it with a pair of scissors. Since we will only be needing the microphone on and earphone, we won't be using the earpiece, make sure that you cut it all the way in the middle where the two cords split up. Be sure to cut only the cord that holds the earpiece. Otherwise, you will be cutting both earpieces.
Step 3: On the left side of the cord where the microphone is usually located, hold the microphone piece. Now take the scissor and cut the cord between the microphone and earpiece. You would want to cut it all the way through the microphone, or else there will be a small cord dangling above the microphone area. Now you only have a cord with a microphone on one end and an audio jack on the other.
Step 4: Now that you have your microphone, take the audio jack and plug it on your phone. You can now record your voice using a voice recording app on your phone and using the microphone as a lapel mic. You can clip the mic piece on your shirt with the microphone slightly exposed to avoid rubbing it on your shirt that can make an unpleasant sound while recording.
You can also connect your phone to a speaker using your Bluetooth so you can hear your voice directly. If you want a handheld microphone instead of clipping it on your shirt, you can tape the cord on a tube, like a tube on an empty tissue paper. Place a thin foam above it to cover the mic piece and make it look like a microphone. Now you can sing your heart away together with your kids. There might be a slight delay with your voice coming out of the speaker depending on the application will use.
Try making this DIY wireless microphone out of your old earphones. It's good to recycle and make something new out of it instead of just throwing it away.