Well a couple of weeks ago I was remembering bikes that had shiny, cool looking (and loud) electric buzzers on their handlebars. Next thing you know I noticed one at a swap sale (pictured above)...but they wanted $30 just for the buzzer!...the seller claimed that he's seen just the button go for $15....too rich for me, so I passed on the sale. When I got back to "the internets" I found that I may have missed out on a bargain...many similar vintage buzzers are being sold on ebay for upwards of $40!
This Instructable resulted because I decided now was a perfect time to try to "make one myself!" (and hopefully wake up some walkers!)
Make sure you click on the video on this page to hear what it sounds like!
(P.S. This Instructable submitted by the Rabbit-Hole Maker Space as part of the Instructables Sponsorship Program.)
Materials Needed to Make a Bike Buzzer:
- 1 12V DC buzzer $.75 cents from my favorite surplus store (they have buckets of these things)
- 1 momentary pushbutton $1.50 - easy to find
- 20" twisted pair wire - had some spare trailer wire laying around, worked perfectly for this (especially for Packer Fans :-()
- 9V battery (I tested the buzzer and it worked great at 9V)
- 9V battery holder
- Electrical Tape
Materials needed to make it a Vintage Bike Buzzer:
- 1 Chrome Ray-O-Vac flashlight - $2 - Found at a swap sale, the perfect look... some of these are still available new. Nicely fit the buzzer exactly!
- 1 top of a 2 liter pop/soda bottle
- 3 zip ties.
- 1 Universal Velcro flashlight handlebar holder - $4 (or more zip ties) - already had one of these
drill (for hole in the flashlight and bottle top)
soldering iron (optional)