Super Simple Telegraph

Introduction: Super Simple Telegraph

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

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

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

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

Step 4: Assembling

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

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

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...

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

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

power dimmer button buzzer

Step 9: Finished!

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!



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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

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

    3 replies

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

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

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