Help needed: electronic light/sound gadget


Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can help direct a complete newbie. I'm a magician trying to build a gadget that looks like a steampunky-science-device. I'm working on a routine like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTikFSOBIA8

If you go to the 09:00 mark you'll see it in action. I bought the instructional DVD from the man in the video which supposedly includes instructions on making the gadget, but although he explains the flash-paper-ignition part clearly he doesn't even touch on how to make the lights and sound.

I'm fine with woodworking, soldering etc. but I have no clue what pieces I need to buy to make flashing lights, squeally squawky adjustable sounds etc. If anyone can tell me what parts I need and how to string them together, or where to go to find suitable instructions, I'd be very grateful.

Kiteman8 months ago

You need to move this from "Bugs" to "Technology".

MalcolmR15 (author)  Kiteman8 months ago
Thanks Kiteman. I'll try that. For some reason on the form it only gave me four options, none of which was technology, but I'll try to do so.