Microphone challenge!

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This is a vandal resistant gooseneck mic made in the UK a couple years ago… Since discontinued because nobody bought them. They lasted too long.

This is what the kids did to it.

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My theory is that someone broke the gooseneck then hammered the mic into surfaces until the head broke open.

This presents a challenge not typically encountered by a radio engineer, how do you come up with an adjustable microphone that can deal with children hanging or swinging from it? (I’ve personally witnessed both.)

Any suggestions? I’m thinking of making a mic boom out of 80/20 components with a mic capsule in a piece of plumbing pipe and a gas shock to support the weight.

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