and took that idea with a twist.
Please bare with me if I repeat the ideas, but there is a twist at the end.
One thing about rain-sticks is that the beads fall from one side to another and then they stop until the stick is turned again. Is there a way to make the rain continuous , like...rain?
a video of me with the final project
Step 1: What You Need
4-1.5" schedule 40 PVC slip elbows
2- 1.5" schedule 40 PVC slip end caps (for storage)
2or 3- 1.5" schedule 40 PVC slip connectors (for optional setup)
big box of #10 1.5" screws
assorted beads, beans, and sound making objects.
Drill, drill bits, and screwdriver attachment.
Miter saw, or hack saw,
To make it pretty,
acetone, Plastic primer, spray paint.
Maybe an hour long project.
Step 2: Cut The Pipe
WARNING, sometime 10' pipe is only 9'11", and obviously when you cut it it loses a 16th of an inch or so with each cut.
Step 3: Drill Lots of Holes
I drilled every two inches, down one side, rotated by a third, drilled another row of holes offset from the first, and then rotated and repeated.
Basically ending up with a spiral of holes no closer than about an inch apart.
Work on one pipe first just 1/2 of the pipe to test out spacing. But it also depends how big your beads or beans are.
WARNING avoid putting hole near the ends. As the beads make the turn they slow down and they get clogged up if they hit screws after the turn.