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.

28 thoughts on “Condenser Microphone Building

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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,

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