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Quick and Dirty Lav Mic from iPhone Headset

Quick and Dirty Lav Mic from iPhone Headset

In a pinch, you can clip the earbuds off an iPhone headset to get a quick and dirty lav mic. Add a safety pin with a little hot glue and camouflage it with a smattering of sharpie and you’re good to go. If you’re curious about the quality of the audio produced with such a setup, check out the above video from maker Levi Allen, where he runs through a build while capturing the audio with his iPhone. It won’t win any awards, however it’ll get the job done.

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DIY iPhone Gloves

It can be frustrating to have to take off your gloves to use your touch screen phone. Capacitive touch screens sense how conductive your fingers are, and gloves are, well, insulators. Learn to mod your gloves with conductive thread in this episode of Becky’s Workshop. See the complete how-to on Make: Projects.

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Smartphone Bracelet Stand

Smartphone Bracelet Stand

Find yourself needing something to prop up your smartphone to video chat or watch some YouTube? How about this snazzy smartphone bracelet stand from Etsy seller oopsmark? Hand-tooled thick leather construction and an adjustable chrome post finish off this fashionably functional accessory.

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DIY Capacitive Touch Brush Stylus

DIY Capacitive Touch Brush Stylus

Check out this capacitive touch brush stylus from Instructables user Margarita Benites. Using an old paint brush and some conductive thread, Benites recreates a traditional paint brush stylus that works with modern capacitive touch screen devices such as tablets and handsets for a fraction of the cost of a commercial version.

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