Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet DIY Design

If you ever wanted to have a handsfree Bluetooth enabled full face Motorcycle helmet but don’t want to pay the price, this is a great DIY project that could both be extremely practical and help reduce dangerous phone conversations while on the road.

[Note: Some readers have advised about the dangerous aspects of cutting, amending, and changing the motorcycle helmet…that is true! This project is provided as content only and does not encourage or vouch for the safety of this diy. A professional helmet and Bluetooth Kit would be a much safer alternative.]

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We have been fortunate enough to receive a great and detailed DIY about making a Bluetooth motorcycle helmet all by ourselves. The project is not an easy one, but it does allow you to customize your own helmet, determine the location, and finish a project that is both practical and something to be proud of.

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The creator of this motorcycle helmet DIY is Leon Buijs which can be contacted here, and he provided the detailed steps for such a product (and the gallery images of the project):

1. Find the set of Helmet speakers and microphone for your motorcycle helmet. Leon has used HS100T from IMC, which are inexpensive, provide loud volume and work great in combo with WayPoint Blue-Talk Wireless Bluetooth Headset.

2. The materials Leon used are: Screwdriver, duct tape, markers and a sharp multi-purpose knife.

3. Determine the location to place the speakers by placing them inside while wearing the helmet. Afterwards, mark the exact place using a white marker.

4. Take out the inside lining…neatly, so it could be placed back correctly. It may be fastened with tape, buttons or other ways, to make it come out conveniently.

5. Make a small dummy out of paper for the speaker and then use it to draw out the speaker area on the polystyrene core of the helmet.

6. Cut a fine area to make sure the speaker fits it snug.

7. Attach the speakers with durable tape. Note: make sure not to cover the speaker holes.

8. Determine where you want to add the Bluetooth device. If it is small enough, it could easily be added in the polystyrene foam layer in the back of the helmet – Outline it with a white marker.

9. Carve out the area and fit the BT device.

10. The polystyrene chin piece of the helmet can usually be removed easily. Decide the are which the microphone could easily be attached which would also make it efficient and comfortable.

11. In this specific case, the connector wire was too long, so it was cut, shortened and attached back together to finalize the entire Bluetooth Helmet.

Depending on the time, effot and DIY skills you have, this project could be done quickly and efficiently. Besides granting you a Bluetooth Motorcycle helmet to use on a daily basis while on the road, it could also be a clean job that looks good and durable.

Thank you Leon for the comment and info. Great Job!

22 thoughts on “Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet DIY Design

  1. Mick.

    Very good idea, I cannot see how it would be dangerous to have the mic and speakers built in to the helmet.
    I am a professional Motorcycle instructor.
    The helmet would still fit snug.
    I did a job on my Shoei helmet myself to fit flat speakers and a microphone. I took out the lower sides ( all 1 piece )
    I did not cut any of the cloth material, i cut out just enough out of the back of the polystyrene to fit the items in to along with the wiring. I have 1 wire hanging out of the helmet to connect to the radio and ptt.
    The mic and speakers work good, and there is nothing visible inside the helmet.

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  2. Sparky.

    Please, please, please add a warning to the top of this article and throughout the content stating how dangerous it is to start cutting holes in a helmet.
    This article is encouraging readers to tamper with critical safety equipment.
    If you will not remove the article completely, at least add a whole bunch of warnings to the text.
    As a side note, wafer thin ear-speakers are available that can simply velcro to the inside lining of a helmet, without causing any damage or discomfort.

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    1. Walyou.

      Hi Sparky, thank you for your comment.

      We have had a Note within the post about the perils of such a projects but, with your concern, have moved it towards the top for all readers to see.

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  4. Colin Pye.

    It’s not a hard thing to throw stones at someone else’s project, On the other side, here are some suggestions that might be helpful.

    Look for a set of cheap, non-amplified computer speakers. A lot of them have very thin speaker elements with plastic (instead of paper) cones. I’ve seen many that are less than 3mm thick. When you take the speaker apart, be careful with the front grill. You will want to re-use it so your ear doesn’t press into the diaphragm. Epoxy can be your friend, too, since it can be much thinner than double-sided tape. It shouldn’t be too much effort to build the speakers into a helmet.

    Once you have met there are several ways to turn. An easy way os to get a stereo Bluetooth module, like the Altec-Lansing T515. They have a microphone built in, and a stereo micro-phono jack for use with any regular headphones, even ones that have been built into a helmet. You might want to relocate the microphone to the front of the helmet, or make other wiring changes, to let you clip the electronics to the helmet straps where it won’t interfere with the proper operation of the helmet.

    If I were doing this for myself, I’d look for one of the Bluetooth stereo headphone that are commercially available, but have problems with cracking neck bands. When transplanted into a helmet, the part that usually breaks becomes a non-issue and the whole project would keep another piece of trash out of the landfill.

    The main thing with a piece of safety gear is to not remove any of the parts that are there to protect you.

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  5. The Walyou Team.

    @David: Warning note added to post. This post was provided as a tip and is within DIY projects. We do not encourage anyone to do anything that may harm or endanger but are simply granting different DIY content that was given as a tip by a Walyou reader.

    Thank you for your concern.

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  6. Steve.

    I have to agree with those who disagree with this post. It dangerous. Simple as that. You’re talking about a device used to save lives, and you’ve just broken the structural integrity of it. I’m all for using creative solutions, but not one that’s so blatantly unsafe.

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  8. David.

    You know, there are lots of ways to mod helmets to add bluetooth / headset capabilities to your lid *without* putting holes in and making them unsafe. Please at least stick a warning notice in the article – fine people can make their own choices, but explain the significant safety implications of doing this so people can make an informed choice.

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  9. good_idea.

    hey bad _idea. The only good helmet is the one you wear. I recommend you quit trying to be my daddy.

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  11. Aindriú.

    Horrible idea. Cutting the shell of the helmet, as Bad_Idea pointed out, will negatively effect the structural integrity of the helmet. Furthermore, cutting the into the polystyrene in the helmet will also have a huge negative effect. The polystyrene is used to absorb the force of an impact; less polystyrene, less absorption.

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  12. The Walyou Team.

    Hi “Bad Idea”…

    We do not encourage anyone to do anything that may harm their health. This is a DIY project that was not done by us and is provided as content for the readers.

    In addition, we are not condoning it as a better alternative than a professional Bluetooth Helmet and are granting a project that was done by someone else.

    Thank you for your concern,

    Walyou Team

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  14. Bad_Idea.

    I love the idea however, you do realize by cutting a whole in the helmet you’ve essentially decreased is structural integrity thereby decreased it’s an ability to absorb an impact properly. I would suggest pulling this post down and recommending people not attempt this as it could mean their life!

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