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Easy Button/WalMart Button/Whoopee Cushion Triple Hack++

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This instructable shows how to take an Easy button, lift the audio from it, then take an electronic whoopee cushion and lift the audio out of that, and then combine the two sound clips using the free sound editor, Audacity, while adding some special effects. Then we'll take the new sound track and record it into a sound module. Finally, we'll put all of that, along with the speaker from the Easy button, into a new button made by combining the Easy button with parts from a WalMart button, which is actually a wall lamp.

What you need...

1. Easy button - Staples
2. WalMart light button
3. Electronic Whoopee Cushion - toy section of CVS, or record your own audio effects!!!
4. Sound Module - $6.60 from Electronics123.com
5. 4xAAA Battery holder - Radio Shack or Allelectronics
6. Pushbutton switch - Radio Shack or Allelectronics
7. Dremel
8. Hot glue
9. 2" speaker - optional, Radio Shack or Allelectronics
 
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Step 1: Making the Soundtrack

Now we'll make the sound file using the free sound editor program Audacity. Audacity is a very cool tool and it's completely FREE!!! Its commercially available cousin is Sony Sound Forge which will run you $250, and used to cost a lot more than that. Here's more on Audacity from Wikipedia.

Anyway, here's the steps:

1. First you want to fire up Audacity and record the Easy button into your PC using a microphone, or into the mic of a notebook computer. Just click the "record" button on Audacity and a window will open and start recording.

2. Record the electronic whoopee cushion into Audacity. Just click "record" and a new audio track will open.

3. Open a blank audio track (Project>New Audio Track.) This will be our working file and eventually our final sound clip.

4. Pick out some or all of the whoopee sounds and paste them into the final sound clip window. You can cut and paste the sounds to your hearts content. You can use the special effects to add echo, and other things. Just fool around with it and keep playing it back. You can easily undo any effects you add, and you can also preview effects to see how they sound. You can adjust the volume of selected parts of the sound file, too. I used the pitch shifting effect to get something cool. If you understand music and pitch, you can literally duplicate any song.

5. When that's done, select (highlight) the Easy button sound, copy it, and then paste it at the end of the modified whoopee cushion sound in the final sound clip. Play it back and make a final edit to adjust the spacing between the sounds (add silence,) and then you'll want to save the sound file for posterity as an mp3 file (File>Export As MP3,) although you can save it in other formats as well. You can hear the audio file I made in the final step of this instructable.

6. Play back the completed soundtrack while recording it into the sound module.
Advar2 years ago
*snorting, laughing*
Fantastic!!
erikals5 years ago
i like it at the end when the voice says that was easy whose voice was that heehee! That is the funniest 'ible I've ever seen. Keep up the good work.
hamraddude5 years ago
My boss has one of those Staples "Easy" button on his desk. I'm going to make one of your triple hack version and replace it when he doesn't know....
mspark4005 years ago
Great project! Instead of a sound module you can simplify and cut the cost of this project using a Hallmark recordable greeting card. It is very compact and costs about 5 dollars. It also has it's own power and microphone. You can also replace the cards speaker with the one from the easy button for a little more volume.Works great for me! Cheers, Mspark400
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it even says on the button in step 3 ahha
joinaqd5 years ago
LOL!!YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!
most random thing i've seen today!
darkmuskrat6 years ago
The low to high umm, fart tones...were funny
It was like someone was trying harder and harder to fart! ROFL
Berkin5 years ago
I nearly puked laughing when I was listening to that mp3 you put up. Nice work!
Doveman6 years ago
I think if you combined both the easy button man talking with the fart noise, it would be funnier. Youed press the button, hear a fart, then youed hear the easy button man say "That was easy!"
agent Doveman5 years ago
*Riiiiiiiip*. That was easy! Rofls
Berkin agent5 years ago
Hehe, try putting vinegar & baking soda in a classic whoopee cushion, so it makes a paste in there, flattening it, and putting it somewhere embarrassing.
lol!
Renagade5 years ago
WOAH! i could totally use this XD. Question though: can u take the pushbutton thing and put it on sumthin else so that u dont need the easy button? and can you put ANY sound into the module, not jsut the fart one?
1up6 years ago
Nice! But you gave me a different idea, replace the contents of the easy button with the contents of the fart machine! So you press the easy button, and it makes a different fart sound each time. :P
Nice!
Tailslvr7_76 years ago
LOL THE SOUND WAS FUNNY!!!
Great job! Amazingly done, good pictures, easy to follow directions. +1 rating.