Introduction: Super Simple Telegraph

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In This Instructable, I am going to show how to build a simple one way telegraph, in case you get trapped in the bathroom.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Since this is so simple, all you need to do is go to the recycling bin, and grab some supplies. Anyway, this is what you need.

- A Piece Of Black Paper

- Yarn

- 2 toilet paper tubes ( I Think They're Called Derders)

- 2 rubber bands

- Scissors

- Tape ( just in case)

The little bits are:

- Power - Button

- Dimmer - Buzzer

Step 2: Tracing

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First lay out your paper in an uncluttered area (I'm a bad example), and put your

Derders on top like so. Very loosely trace the outer paper.

Step 3: Cutting

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You probably know whats gonna happen next. Cut the place where you traced.

Step 4: Assembling

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Take the paper that you cut ( the one thats circular) put it on top of the Derders and rap tightly with a rubber band

Step 5: Cutting

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I know what you're thinking, But I just put the scissors back! Well, go grab something sharp, at least. All you have to do is cut a a hole in the paper, close to the middle.

Step 6: Cut the Yarn

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Hopefully, by this time you have made the Derders look like a mini bongo with a hole in the middle. Now, you can stretch the yarn to your desired length and cut it.

Step 7: Almost There...

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Now you probably know what you're making. Put one end into each hole in the paper. Tape it, Knot it, somehow keep it in place.

Step 8: Little Bits

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The moment you have been waiting for... The Little bits! The Little Bits go like this

power dimmer button buzzer

Step 9: Finished!

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Now put the little bits into the Derder and then...... tell someone your trapped in the bathroom.

Hope you like the Instructable! I like feed back and problems. See ya!


BornaS (author)2016-02-01

can you get the little bits separately or do we have top purchase the whole starter box from the website??

Buckfoot (author)BornaS2016-02-02

Yes you can get the little bits separately or you can buy the whole starter box. Either one.

BornaS (author)Buckfoot2016-02-02

Do you know where we can purchase it? in store or online?

Buckfoot (author)BornaS2016-02-03

You can buy them at the Littlebits website, and theres a ton of other places you can get them

audreyobscura (author)2014-08-14

This is a really cute idea!

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