Introduction: How to Make Cool Star Wars Sound Effects With a Slinky

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Hi! I Am Going To Teach You The Secrets Of The Star Wars' Laser Sound Effects!

Step 1: Materals:

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You Need,
-A Metal Slinky. (NOT PLASTIC)

-A Foam Cup.
It Can Be Plastic, But Foam Is The Best.

Step 2: Preparation

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This Is Easy.

Take The Cup And Insert It In The End Of The Slinky

Step 3: Listen (SHHHH)

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Drop The Slinky While You Hold The Cup And You Will Have Star Wars In A Cup!!!!!!

When you drop the slinky it might damage the carpet/floor

Do not put the slinky right by your ear, it can hurt

Hold the slinky so it stays inserted on the cup


morrisona2022 (author)2017-11-01

Dollar stores. Great places to find them. Also, this is great.

YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO (author)2016-09-26

so easy

YOUTUBEFREEKYOYO (author)2016-09-26

$1 tree is the best place to get a metal slinky

Huntman00 (author)2008-02-17

where do you get a metal slinky

monkeynuts (author)Huntman002012-02-25

I got mine at target for only a $1

quesoman (author)Huntman002010-06-26


Treknology (author)Huntman002010-04-03

 Same problem here in Oz. 

When I eventually find one, it invariably turns out to be plastic!

Kuhan (author)Huntman002008-06-01

Wal-Mart, maybe Walgreens

Flumpkins (author)Kuhan2008-11-25

yeh, I got mine from Walgreens

Re-design (author)2010-02-26

some of the sounds in star wars was tapping on a telephone pole guy wire with a wrench. try it!

naruto the ninja13 (author)2009-06-14

theres another way to do this hang a slinky hi up from a tack and stretch it down to the floor then whack it with a stick but i broke my slinky trying to get it down...

freakinslop (author)2009-05-28

you can just press one end of the slinky against your ear and let it bounce up and down. but it hurts kinda after a while.

rocksalt2342 (author)2009-04-13

I can vividly imagine how you came up with this idea. and I laughed.

karossii (author)2009-04-13

I see image thumbnails across the top, but no images in the steps... why?

Ward_Nox (author)2008-07-16

they used to make a toy that was essentially a slinky in a plastic tube for this exact thing but i believe the OG sound effect that they used in the movies was made by hitting the tension lines for telephone poles with a metal rod

daninja (author)Ward_Nox2009-03-17

ya. that was it. i saw it in Wall-e bonus features.

crunkchristy (author)2008-11-04

I AM.. SOO... UMMM... WUTS THE WORDD ... ? AMAZED ! BY THIS CONTRACTION I WOVE IT !.... ... .. ..... . LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

daninja (author)crunkchristy2009-03-17

AAAAAHHHH!!!! YOUR MY DAD????!!!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gadget_Smith (author)2008-09-27

I am pleasantly surprised. This ACTUALLY works.

wethecom (author)2008-06-28

love it i will regard your warning with great diligence one one eye left to lose dont wanna wast it having fun with a slinky ..i heard that the slinkey company went out of bisness because of so many lawsuit of people losing an eye!!!!!lol!!!!!!

csf0137 (author)2008-03-03

ahahaha amazing. :-) May the force be with you and thanks a lot for the instructable.

savagesteve (author)2008-01-18

Or alternatively you can just get an MP3 player that can record audio, find an antenna tower and record the sound of one of the guy wires when you tap it with a crescent wrench. Thats how they originally did it for the movie.

SWV1787 (author)2007-08-21

you really should record an MP3 and post it but i like your style.

mmcnally (author)2007-08-09

This makes an AWESOME sound...just like star wars. Great instructable Drake!

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