A friend of mine recently visited the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) convention here in Vegas. One of the freebees he brought back with him was the most obnoxious noisemakers I'd ever hear. Of course, it had some obscure company's name printed all over it. Well, looking it over I thought, "Hey! I could make this!" Today, I did.
Watch the video. It's not as irritating on the recording, but when you try out your own, don't blame me if your dog starts howling along!
Sorry about the distortion at the begining of the video. You Tube added that.
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
1 - Empty 35mm Film Container.
1 - Empty (or disposable) Lip Balm Container.
1 - Rubber Binder (back in MI, we called them "rubber bands")
1 - New or Used (clean) Latex Glove or Balloon.
Scissors (See picture)
Silicon or Super Glue (may not need)
Step 2: Prepare Lib Balm Tube
Remove the base from the container. You may need a small screwdriver or pliers if your nails aren't strong enough.
Step 3: Grind Out Tube
Be very careful not to damage the outside edge of the tube! This must remain smooth.
Step 4: Prepare 35mm Film Container
The bottom of the container should have an indentation exactly the right size for the Lip Balm tube's indented top.
Use an appropriate bit on your moto-tool to grind out the indentation on the container. Make it as close to round and smooth as you can.
Step 5: Insert Tube Securely
On the other end, the tube should extend beyond the top of the container. You may want to grind it a bit closer for louder noise. If so, make very sure that it's as flat and smooth as possible. Do not grind it even or below the top of the 35mm Film container.
Step 6: Drill Out Blow Hole
Step 7: Attach Latex Diaphragm
Using the rubber binder, secure the diaphragm tightly. With this binder, 3 wraps worked nicely.
If necessary, carefully adjust the tube to re-center it under the diaphragm. Be very careful not to tear the diaphragm!
Step 8: Trim Off Excess
Save the remainder of the glove or balloon in case you need to replace the diaphragm.