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The Ambience Enhancer by porkshanks The Ambience Enhancer by porkshanks
UPDATE! CIRCA December 21st 2007:

Hello all!

I've gotten a lot of people asking me how to build an Ambience Enhancer, so when a couple weeks ago I got an email from someone on the staff at Instructables.com saying they like my work and requesting I enter their latest contest, I couldn't resist the opportunity.

I doubt I will win, but if I do... I could win a computer controlled laser cutter! Can you imagine the cool junk I could make with that thing!? Believe me, I have ideas...

So anyways, please spread the word and vote for my project, because I would really love to win this contest!

[link]

thanks!
Molly


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Step right up folks! Witness the latest and greatest that the glory of modern technology can possibly offer to you at this particular moment of time and space!

The Ambience Enhancer

This handy little device can take the most boring and dull locale and turn it into whatever sort of emotive resonance you prefer! You simply load it with "Wave Files" or their less complicated cousins the "Musical Programme Type Threes (or "MP3" for those who enjoy abbreviations) and then activate the device to change the ambience around you! Astounding!

Okay, here's the real story behind this one:

I bought a pair of vintage Cannonball Empire headphones off Ebay and I disassembled and gutted them. I then transplanted the working parts of a Sony MDR-006 (that I randomly found on the ground at a bus stop 2 days ago!) into them, and voila! Cool looking 'old' headphones that work just fine with my MP3 player ^ _ ^

figuring out how to get the speakers into the Cannonballs was not easy. I actually ruined the prototype trying to do it in an overly fancy way with a different pair of sony headphones.

So then I decided I needed some way to get my MP3 player to match my steampunk influenced retrofuturistic daily wear.

First I hand sewed a little cover for the MP3 player and attached the brown leather protection pad to it. Then I took a raw sheet of Brass and cut out the form, bending it into shape carefully and adding the lynch pins and strapping last. I wanted to be able to wear this on my jacket as well, so I created a little latch on the left arm of my jacket so it can be put on and off easily.

Voila! Retrofuture goodness... ^ _ ^
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artist
I saw this quite a while back on instructables.com, now here! small world.
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Overlordjack Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
my god. what is the "Musical Programme Type Threes" device that you used for this prototype? thank you for your assistance, miss.
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colgreyis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your wrist mp3 player is absolute genius, i soooo want one
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devistator23 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Got one for an iPod Nano G2?
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
What does it do? I'm completely lost. ^^;
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CloudedWithDoubt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This is fantastic! If there was a tutorial of how to make one of these, they would be the next big thing on dA! lol
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Dygera Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool idea^^
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Roonstown Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student Writer
Best. MP3 player. Ever.

Seriously, i'd choose that over an ipod anyday.
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BobTodd Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Awesome! I love cyberpunk, and this has just a touch of steampunk too. Great stuff.
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StripesTiger Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
seen this on tekzilla. yeah i am kinda behind and stuff. jsut going through old ep. seen the other link don't work so .
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