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How to make a small sound generator for a 1:6 scale toy? Answered

This is my first post so please excuse me if it's in the wrong place or a repeat.

I am making a 1:6 scale WWII toy truck out of balsawood and would like to add a sound generator for engine and gun noises.

My problem is that apart from seeing a radio Controlled 1:16th scale model tank at a show recently I don't know how this might work and what parts I would need or the type of cost involved.
But from what I have seen people doing here I am sure someone will be able to suggest something suitable.

Any help will be very much appreciated as it is for my grandson to play with. he is expecting to be able to push the jeep around but the addition of suitable sounds would realy make him happy. :)

Kind regards,


The links are very useful thank you.

I like the second module as I can record a Jeep engine sound etc.
I have seen the technical sheet for this module but can't work out how I would get it to play the recorded sound on a continuous loop for e.g. a couple of minutes.

Can you suggest how i might do this whether through adapting the module or adding some kind of timmer on/off switch?

Thank you for your continued help with this.

Neither of them will loop apparently, according to Rapid, but I wouldn't swear to it.
For 7 quid, I'd be tempted to get one and poke it to see if you CAN make it loop though

The only other way I know to do it is with one of these
...but they only supply them in packets of 5.

The ISD1700 DOES loop.

This looks very promising.
As you suggest combining the chip with the recorded sound module would seem to be the answer. I will have a go and report back.

Thank you very much for your time helping me with this.
It turns out a neighbour and one of his friends are also planning to build wooden toy Jeeps so this will help them as well!
Kind regards,

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Where are you in the world, to give you an appropriate answer.

Thank you for such a quick reply.
I am in the UK.