I follow a lot of people that are into making things, and so the various maker faires around the US hit my timeline. I normally feel a pang of jealousy with these as I live in the UK, and have no real chance of attending. But this time had been different, this was a maker fair in Brighton, not more than a couple of hours drive away!
This christmas my wife and I agreed that we would make our gifts for each other. Given we made the decision a month or so before christmas it allowed plenty of time to figure out a plan, order supplies, and have some weekends to actually start making..
I spend a fair amount of time at work using video conferencing software. However, I have pretty big ears, and I find they get pressed against my head by the headset. After an hour or so it can be a little uncomfortable.
I hit upon the idea of making a custom pair of headphones.