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Free megaphone (meg�fono gratis)

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Hace unos 20 años tuve a mi cargo durante un tiempo a los hombres jóvenes de la Iglesia. Era común que tuviéramos actividades deportivas o recreativas al aire libre. Para esos casos, me hice un megáfono pasivo, o sea sin amplificación electrónica, sino de esos que se usaron durante siglos para dirigir la voz hacia adelante, minimizando su dispersión, lo cual en la práctica es casi equivalente a una amplificación, y resulta realmente efectivo.

Hace unos días, durante mis paseos en bicicleta, encontré tirado en la basura uno de esos rotores centrales de lavarropas, parecido al que había usado en aquella época, y aunque en la actualidad no necesito un megáfono, lo recogí y lo traje a casa, al solo efecto de hacer este instructable. Espero que a alguno de los lectores le resultará útil.

About 20 years ago I was in charge for a time the young men of the Church. Common was that we had sports or outdoor recreation. For those cases, I made a passive megaphone, ie without electronic amplification, those that were used for centuries to direct the voice forward, minimizing the dispersion, which in practice is almost equivalent to an amplification, and it is really effective.

A few days ago, during my bike rides, I found thrown in the trash one of these washing machine agitators, like that I used at that time, and although now I don't need a megaphone, I picked it up and brought it home to the only effect of making this instructable. I hope that some readers will find it useful.

 
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ASCAS8 months ago
Brilliant! This just gave me an idea on making a gramophone.
rimar2000 (author)  ASCAS8 months ago
Casimiro, I had not thought of that. You are a very creative boy, I admire you.
3366carlos1 year ago
buenisimo, especialment para llevar a ver los partidos de futbol.

excellent, especially to take to the soccer games.
rimar2000 (author)  3366carlos1 year ago
Gracias, me alegro de que lo encuentres útil.
bajablue1 year ago
Brilliant!!!
rimar2000 (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks!
fado19861 year ago
Muy buena idea, en especial por estar reutilizando algo como el agitador de una lavadora!!!
rimar2000 (author)  fado19861 year ago
Gracias, fado1986. Cuando uno tiene el TOC (Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo) autodiagnosticado de juntar cuanta cosa anda dando vueltas por ahí, se ve obligado a utilizarlas cada tanto.
Jajaja. Yo tambien tengo COT (autodiagnosticado)... y tengo gavetas y estantes llenos de "chunches", pero considero que lo tengo bajo control. ;)
thingy1 year ago
nice re-purpose.
rimar2000 (author)  thingy1 year ago
Thanks, thingy!
jstephens11 year ago
Genial... Es una forma muy creativa y útil de reciclar, nunca había visto estos conos de esta forma. felicidades.
rimar2000 (author)  jstephens11 year ago
Gracias, jstephens. "La necesidad es la madre de la inventiva".
lemonie3 years ago

Interesting techniques.
From a "twin-tub" washing machine I think.

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rimar2000 (author)  lemonie3 years ago
No, Lemonie. Here these washing machines are almost unknown. Phil B said me that the name of the part is "agitator", not "rotor" as I wrote. Already I fixed it.
I was referring to the machine which it came from.

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rimar2000 (author)  lemonie3 years ago
Me too, lemonie.
brunoip3 years ago
Yo le hubier apuesto de titulo megafono cien porciento argento, jejej.
Muy buen articulo, si la queres dejar brillante proba pasandole brasso, o algun pulidor por el estilo.
Saludos.
rimar2000 (author)  brunoip3 years ago
Hola Bruno, gracias por el comentario. Si en algún momento me dedico a piquetero y necesito el megáfono, voy a seguir tu sugerencia. Por el momento, voy a seguir laburando... Un abrazo.

(Hi Bruno, thanks for the comment. If at some point I need to dedicate to piquetero and need the megaphone, I'll follow your suggestion. For now, I'll keep laburando ... A hug.
Phil B3 years ago
Clever and imaginative! If it helps, we usually refer to this in English as the agitator ('agitador') because its constantly reversing motion agitates the load of clothes in the washer to loosen the dirt and clean the clothes. It appears you call them a rotor in Spanish.
rimar2000 (author)  Phil B3 years ago
Thanks, Phil, I will fix it. Yes, here it is named rotor, pallet, etc. The word "agitator" is more associated to violent social activity. Coincidentally, a megaphone is an ideal tool for social agitators!
Osvaldo, I understood what you meant, and that is the only thing necessary. I thought you might like to know the word most often used in English, at least in the USA. I cannot speak for England and elsewhere. Sometimes terms vary there. We also use 'agitator' for violent social activity. Context is often everything for determining the intended meaning.
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