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Super Mario Bros. Warp Pipe Sound Effect Toilet Touch Sensor

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...Um, no that's not right. Sorry, I must have dreamed that last bit. This instructable is about adding the Super Mario Bros. warp pipe sound effect to your toilet flushing experience. To do this we'll be using an inexpensive "sound drop key chain" which has the warp pipe sound effect. A sound drop key chain is a bauble that plays a single sound effect when you press a button. The green key chain in the second picture above plays the warp pipe sound effect.

Materials and Tools
Warp Pipe Sound Drop Key Chain
2N3906 PNP Transistor
2N3904 NPN Transistor
1 kohm Resistor
10 kohm Resistor
0.1 uF Capacitor
~1 sq. in (~6.45 cm^2) of Protoboard
~1 yard (~1 meter) of Wire
Two Cardboard Tubes (one with a slightly larger diameter than the other)
Printout of a SMB Warp Pipe (scaled to the cardboard tubes' dimensions)
Soft Plastic Lid (like those found on a can of mixed nuts)
Small Phillips Screwdriver
Soldering Iron
Solder
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue
Scissors
Paste


 
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use a leaf switch instead. it's more reliable than a touch sensor.
GASSYPOOTS3 years ago
or you could hack the sound to be much more annoying
I could imagine flushing the toilet and hearing a 1-up sound coming out of it! =)
Amazing instructable by the way!
yardleydobon (author)  Survivor#12343 years ago
Thanks very much!
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LOL! I should hook this up to my door knob in my room! :D That's what I call creative!
Cheers! -joespicnictables
yardleydobon (author)  joespicnictables3 years ago
Oh yeah! You could use it as a sort of doorbell.
or you can use it as a intruder alarm! a thief trying to pick your lock!
or maybe you can hook it up to smelly thing so when they flush the toilet it stinks! :P