Emergency Soda Can Whistle

On this instructable, I am going to show you how to make a emergecy whistle out of a can!!!

Step 1: Materals

Empty soda can

Step 2: The Cylender

Cut the top and bottom off of the can.

Step 3: Cutting the Cylender

Cut the cylender in half like the pic. below:

Step 4: 1 In. Cut

On the bottom of the sheet of aluminum, measure about an inch, and cut it strait up to where it looks like below:

Step 5: Cut IT in Half

Cut the piece in half hot dog style.

Step 6: Cut IT in Half AGAIN

Choose one piece and cut it in half hamburger style

Step 7: The Cross

Take the long piece and a short piece and make a cross, like the pic. below:

Step 8: Folding the Cross

Do the following: flip the cross upside-down and fold the sides in, to where it looks like below.

Step 9: 90* Fold

Fold the leftover metal 90 degrees down.

Step 10: Metal Roll

Roll the metal to where it looks like a game whistle.

Step 11: Opening the Blowhole

With the leftover piece of metal, do this:  shap it like a twig, and stisk it in the "blowhole" to make it bigger.

Step 12: Completed Whistle

This is what it should look like now.

Step 13: How to Use

(Make adustments to where you get a sound :-)

Step 14: What It Sounds Like



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    5 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    So the mouthpiece directs air at an edge of the can?

    No sides required?  Or "pea"?

    I'd love to hear what your whistle sounds like - maybe a video or MP3?

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     you cover the sides with your fingers.  its kinda hard to make the angle from the mouth piece to the whole.   I would rather say to just learn how to whistle...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    When the rescuers find you they'll say 'if only we could've gotten here sooner... before he died from blood loss from his lips'

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