Tusken Raider Helmet Install

The Tusken Raider installation was a bit unique, as the helmet is very small, and there are limited areas to hide microphones where cloth won’t rub against them.  This user requested a slightly customized kit, where the battery pack and amp board would be stored in their bandolier pouches, with an extension wire going from the amp to a connector in the helmet for the mics.  Additionally, because the helmet is so small, the user decided to use ear bud microphones as opposed to installing speakers.

Mini mics were installed the slots of the eye stalks.

Mini mics were installed the slots of the eye stalks.

Once installed, the mics are barely visible.

Once installed, the mics are barely visible.

From the front, or any distance, the mics are virtually invisible.

From the front, or any distance, the mics are virtually invisible.

Mic wires are fed into the helmet through the eye holes.

Mic wires are fed into the helmet through the eye holes.

Mic wires are easily stored behind foam.

Mic wires are easily stored behind foam.

Wires connected to an audio jack.

Wires connected to an audio jack.

With the helmet wired up in this fashion, the wearer can remove the helmet and simply unplug from the audio jack to be completely untethered from the helmet.  A 1/8″ standard stereo M-M connector cable is used to connect the jack in the helmet to the amplification board. 

Amplification board is stored in one pouch for easy access.

Amplification board is stored in one pouch for easy access.

Battery pack is stored in another.

Battery pack is stored in another.

A single wire connects the battery pack/pouch to the amplification board pouch.

A single wire connects the battery pack/pouch to the amplification board pouch.

When worn, two wires will come from the amplification board pouch... one for the headphones/speakers, the other for the microphones.  Both are easily hidden in the Tusken robes.

When worn, two wires will come from the amplification board pouch… one for the headphones/speakers, the other for the microphones. Both are easily hidden in the Tusken robes.