This parabolic mic can be made for $3 from dollar store stuff! Pretty sweet, using a vinyl umbrella hat, a hands-free cellphone headset (which provides the microphone), and a paint roller handle to hold the contraption with. [project: instructables, by bambooturtle]

Project Estimate:

  • Vinyl umbrella hat (or umbrella, one presumes) $1
  • Hands-free cellphone headset or ear buds earphones, $1
  • Paint roller handle, $1

Total cost: $3