Noise Pollution B-Gone?

I liked the TV-B-Gone Instructable, it was entertaining and informative. Now I wonder if one could "snipe" one's neighbors' stereo set while they are playing Slipknot full blast at 3 am? (Calling the cops only does so much, I'd rather hit a button and go back to sleep.) I only have the most vague understanding of EMP technology, is that a possible/plausible implement for a solution? Or is there something else?

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Plasmana8 years ago
Cut their house power wires with big pliers or something!

Just kidding! Don't do that, you are going to make everything more worst if you do that...
forgesmith8 years ago
From the Wikipedia Directed-energy weapon article, Microwaves section, emphasis added:

Microwave weapons also have considerable anti-material applications, as they are capable of disabling or destroying unhardened electronics. The components of a microwave weapon - a power source, microwave generator and an antenna - are all readily available, and civilians have successfully built and tested simple devices in this category.

Civilians, huh? Let's see, microwave source... Old microwave oven, works except controls died, yields working transformer, magnetron tube, capacitor... Encase in metal housing except outlet end to protect self, yup, can do that... Hmm? Oh yeah.

and finally


*...starts Google searching with "microwave lens wikipedia"...*
So how many times have your noisy neighbors stared unknowingly down the waveguide aperture ???<>
I'll keep you informed once the tally starts. >:->
Your not my neighbor are you ??
Love thy neighbor... Guess that means you are my neighbor. ;-) Don't worry, I have a "three strikes" policy. Well, rough guideline at least... Sort of a suggestion to myself actually...
Ha I have no need for one, we moved in to a new street and have been subtly screening potential neighbours to build a better community, this is very easy due tot he current housing market, the only problem is it gets to be quite an effort, some jerk neighbours don't give a crap what you do when they're viewing, until we came up with the fireball machine, which is a massive 4L bottle hidden on my roof with a little butane line going in, sit beside it while having a smoke and surreptitiously light it, sending a massive flame across the street.
Ya and my place if there's loud music we'd either turn it down if asked, (( It would have to be real loud to make it 1/2 a mile to the next house )) or there's cold beer, food etc, and every one always welcome ....
It'd be a nice self-nomination for the Darwin Awards, though. One thing I worry about with the directed microwave weapon is the fact that to use it to disrupt the stereo, one would have to point it at at least one person. Aside from that, it sounds perfect (except I'm not sure that I would want to burn out anyone's stereo, let alone have someone burn mine out). Given those two caveats, I think tuned white noise would work better, since it's not permanent and not nearly as illegal.
=SMART=8 years ago
find out the make of his stereo set and buy a remote for it
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