DIY Microphone Flag Take 2

diy_mic2_thumbA few days ago, I set out on a DIY project to make a mic flag. After a little planning, and rummaging around the house to see what supplies I had, I came up with this. While it was cool, I knew that I could do better, so I aimed to do so.

So I stopped at my local Michaels, looking for a plastic box to replace what I had built, that oddly enough, is what I disliked most. What I found, was a clear plastic box. measuring a perfect 3 1/2″ by 2″. Perfect size, in fact, almost identical to what I had built. So, without further adieu. Lets begin.

Supplies:

Here’s the box I picked up at Michaels. Cost $2.99 We only need the top.

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Same foam as last time.

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For our graphics, this time I’m using my clear business card labels. I use these for business cards, and they come in handy once again.

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Assembly:

Take a round object and make a mark for the hole we need on the top of the box.

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With a Dremel, cut out the center hole, and then use a file to sand it down to eliminate the ruff or sharp edges.

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Not a bad cut.

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Cut out the piece of foam.

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Insert the foam, make your mark, and make an X cut, or cut out a circle depending on what kind of microphone you’re gonna use.

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After you’ve made your template for your graphics, print it out on the clear business card stock.

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For this project, we only need 4.  Cool thing about this stock, is it’s already perforated.

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Time to start inserting the logos. Turn the mic flag upside down, and start inserting the labels.

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Nice! Looking very nice!

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Side by side with the first one I built a few days. ago. Huge difference IMO. I like the new one MUCH better.

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And here are some pix of the flag installed on my Rode Podcaster.

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So there you have it. DIY microphone flag take 2. Total cost for this one was the $2.99 for the plastic box. Everything else was lying around.

If you should want to build this DIY project and don’t have anything on hand, total investment should be less than $10.

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  • http://www.thesaleswhisperer.com/ The Sales Whisperer®

    Very cool. After looking on Amazon and not liking my choices and not being sure the flag will fit my Rode setup I found this post. I was thinking the same thing so thanks for sharing. I’ll have mine made during this long 4th of July weekend.