Condenser microphone building


Browsing around today, this project caught our eye. Mainly due to the visual similarity to, well, personal massagers. As it turns out, it’s a home made studio condenser microphone. We would generally prefer to link directly to his personal page, that has a slightly more in dept write up, but it has popups and pop unders, so enter at your own risk.  Generally condenser mics require phantom power to make the magic happen, but he has included a circuit to run them off of 9v batteries. We’ve done condenser mics before, but this seems a bit quicker and dirtier.


  1. chipokmon says:

    looks like a dildo

  2. The Moogle says:

    does it vibrate?

    seriously the instrutable page sucks. no detail on the case etc.

  3. kiwi says:

    It’s just an electret mic with some electronics to power it… shaped like a dildo. I was expecting something naughtier :)

  4. Sam says:

    I like the use of a euphemism “personal massager” in the write-up.

    “Nine times out of ten it’s an electric razor, but every once in a while… *whispers* it’s a dildo. Of course it’s company policy never to, imply ownership in the event of a dildo… always use the indefinite article a dildo, never your dildo.” – Fight Club

  5. amishx64 says:

    ^ You guys need to grow up.

  6. Sam says:

    Had a bit of a problem at airport security before have we, amishx64? ;)

  7. cynic says:

    Nothin’ more adult than a sex toy.

  8. halfhitch says:

    It looks just like a Telefunken U47

  9. andrew says:

    “but it has popups and pop unders”

    that’s why god invented popup blockers :)

  10. Stanni says:

    Ok, I thought I was being dirty minded thinking this looked like a dildo but it seems im not alone lol XD

  11. emilio says:

    this is actually kind of a low-quality writeup compared to other hackaday entries… his site doesn’t provide much more than the power supply circuit and an asston of ads.

  12. jimslippper says:

    LAMO….. Are you listening to your food digest?

  13. Everett says:

    I don’t even know what this is! This sort of thing ain’t my bag, baby.

  14. DaveMc says:

    Why would you want to disguise a dildo as a microphone? Pretty lame attempt at it even so. You woulda thought they’d come up with a better method… something like the ‘Fleshlight’ would do.

  15. Tony says:

    I wasn’t really going for the Phallic look, but I did realize ( and was instantly told by my girl friend) that it resembled that of a woman’s pleasure device, as soon as I finished building it. There have been some changes to the design that I haven’t been able to post yet, but that’s OK. Also I would like to say sorry for those annoying Pop-Ups / Pop-Unders. I’ve been fighting with Clicksor about that. Thanks for checking out my site!

  16. baby_zapp3r says:

    My ex girlfriend had one of those. It is the only thing she took with her when she left.

  17. ApprenticeWizard says:

    Yea, I walk through the valley of teh internets,
    I shall fear no pop-ups and unders,
    For thy NoScript and thy Adblock+ shall comfort me,
    And thy Firefox shall shelter me,
    And I shall not deal with 10 MILLIONTH VISITOR and SAFE NATURAL ENLARGEMENT,
    but browse quietly for ever and ever,

  18. Everett says:

    How about making a vaginal thermometer.

  19. kabukicho2001 says:

    If you are using an electret you don’t need 9v with 1.5 v is enough.

  20. george graves says:

    Protip: Only three of the people who commented on this entry have had sex with a woman.

  21. kimster says:

    “Hey does anyone hear a humming?”

  22. ciaagent says:

    Thie first comment was my exact thought.

  23. brainslime says:

    The mike used in the vagina monologues. lol

  24. Using FF with the Adblock Plus addon I see no popunders or popups. Nor any ads at all for that matter.

    I suppose I’m cheating this guy out of ad revenue though I never really intended to view his site to begin with.

  25. konker_2 says:

    looks like a dildo hahahah

  26. talr says:

    “And to continue with the lecture, lets view the next slide-


    -uhhh, sorry. wrong switch.
    moving on…”

  27. Tony says:

    I got rid of those Damn annoying Pop-Ups, sorry for those who had to endure…

  28. Rychard says:

    Assholes. Dildo Or Not – Its a microfone or It’s Dildo, Fu##### lol

    Pydarai Končini


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