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xx   SOUND

Add bells and whistles to your electronic projects. Easy-to-use four-function sound chip can be integrated into a variety of devices by adding only a power supply, resistor, two capacitors and a small speaker.
COMPUTERCRAFT Aug 1993 (v.3#8) pg. 34

Sound-effects generator circuit simulates a European police-car siren, bird noises, spaceship sounds, etc.

Sound-effect generator based on a light-controlled tone-burst oscillator lets you generate "wierd" sounds.

Tormentor. A small electronic circuit, powered by a 9-volt battery, emits a brief "eeep!" every few minutes for several months.

Insanity alarm. Remains silent when set it in an inconspicuous spot exposed to ambient light. Emits a high-pitched, irritating tone when the light is turned off. Est. cost: $7 (kit).

Ten-note sound synthesizer produces robot, computer, and space-war sound effects. Est. cost: $15 (kit).

Space-age sound machine. Electronic circuit produces the sound effects associated with high-tech laser-type weapons (phasors). Est. cost: $7 (kit).

The incredible hot canaries. This novel circuit will emulate the sounds of two birds singing together. They start slowly and then sing rapidly increasing trills as they compete with each other.

Electronic fog horn has a variable rate-per-minute and duration of "blow".
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1970 (v.13#2) pg. 59

Learn how electronic games work. Build the C-Game, a two-player game with 12 different game modes and 4 modes to generate sound effects and light-patterns displays. Est. cost: $79.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1994 (v.65#7) pg. 62

Generate "weird" sounds with this sound-effect generator based on a light-controlled, tone-burst oscillator.
ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1994 (v.65#9) pg. 65
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1994 (v.65#12) pg. 10

Animal sounds piano. Build a 10-key music synthesizer that plays both normal piano-like sounds and barnyard-animal sounds. Est. cost: $29 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1997 (v.68#3) pg. 60

The curiosity box. Little black box labeled "Do Not Touch" emits a continuous ear-splitting wail when touched.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Sep 1970 (v.84#3) pg. 82

Noisemaking device gives out with a siren or bullhorn noise. Est. cost: $30.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1966 (v.3#2) pg. 81

Interval screamer. Electronic noise maker wails if a switch is flipped, but does not turn off easily.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1970 (v.10#1) pg. 63

Tormenter, a small, battery-powered, solid-state device that emits a brief "eeep" every few minutes.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 76

Circuit for a phony telephone-answering-service message beeper.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 28

Electronic "air horn" circuit.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 95

Electronic Cricket does nothing more than blurt out a brief sharp chirp every so often.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 84

Electronic cricket will make a "chirp, chirp, chirp" sound only when the lights are out, thus making it more difficult to find.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.5#9) pg. 39

Use the 555 timer IC to build a battery powered beeper which features adjustable timing and tone.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1980 (v.69#3) pg. 39

Do-it-yourself electronics. A beginner's guide to building electronic kits of R/C accessories. Part 3. Multi-cylinder "diesel" engine sound unit.
MODEL BOATS #543 May 1996 (v.46) pg. 54

Cassette recorder controller. Lets you record theatrical sound effects and control pulses on an ordinary stereo cassette tape for on-cue playback and automatic stop at the end of the effect.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 32

Chirrup. An electronic cricket noise maker. Est. cost: $38 (kit).

"Blipper" is a case of switches, dials, knobs, levers which cause squawks, whistles, chirps, and lights.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1964 (v.21#3) pg. 51

"Panic Box" entices a victim to turn on a switch which activates a siren which the victim cannot turn off. Battery-powered, self-contained unit. Uses speaker, siren module, time-delay switch and other parts.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1966 (v.24#1) pg. 45
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1966 (v.24#4) pg. 8

Two electronic noise makers. A siren and a noise like water dripping.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1968 (v.28#2) pg. 33

Gadget box has a built-in siren, metronome, and flashing lights. Used to entertain children or adults.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1968 (v.29#6) pg. 64

Solid-state device whistles and warbles like a canary. Est. cost: $6.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1971 (v.35#3) pg. 58

Electronic steam whistle. Est. cost: $8.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1972 (v.1#5) pg. 51

Squawk box circuit will emit squealing, squawking and other strange noises as your hands touch two aluminum foil panels. Battery powered, it will keep children entertained for hours. Est. cost: $3.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1973 (v.3#3) pg. 46

Digital electronic circuit will generate the U.S. Cavalry bugle-call to "charge". Features either a high-power or low-power audio output state, depending upon your need. Powered by either a 12-volt dc source or 117-volt ac line.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1978 (v.13#1) pg. 45
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1978 (v.13#3) pg. 10

Thirty-minute "electronic virus" circuit. Place this circuit into a piece of electronic equipment. It will do nothing as long as the equipment is in use. But, when the equipment's power is turned off, the "virus" begins to send out a beep every two seconds for about 30 minutes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 100

Destroyer whooper. Circuit for an electronic noise maker that simulates the "whoop-whoop-whoop" battle-station alarm onboard a naval destroyer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 22

Electronic "bonger" toy is a variable-frequency audio oscillator driving a small speaker. Turning a dial changes the notes sounded.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1989 (v.6#12) pg. 38

Electronic "bird" circuit that chirps and warbles uses non-critical, easy-to-get parts.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 26

Sound-effects generator can produce bird chirps, "Star Wars", and ambulance sounds. Basically a dual astable circuit built around two 555 oscillators/timers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 25

Build an IR-triggered sound-effects generator. This oscillator circuit will shriek, scream, howl, groan, creak or make other sound effects when someone passes nearby and breaks an invisible IR beam.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 35
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 4

The incredible hot canaries. This novel electronic circuit will emulate the sounds of two birds singing together. They start slowely and then sing rapidly increasing trills as they compete with each other.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 42
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 3

Build the Chirrup, an electronic device that sounds like a cricket. Est. cost: $38 (kit).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 59

Electronic noise-maker circuits. (1) Electronic version of the old hand-cranked noise maker that produced a "rat-a-tat" sound. (2) Wailing witch circuit. (3) Short-stroke electronic trombone.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 27

Electronic circuit simulates the chirp of a cricket. A photocell shuts down the circuit when light shines on it.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 56

Multiplexer-derived circuit to generate all types of musical sounds.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 52

Do-nothing circuits causes a speaker to put out a warbling tone every 12 seconds.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1981 (v.52#6) pg. 68

Circuit for a do-nothing box (idiot box) which produces an audible sound.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1981 (v.52#8) pg. 70

Three electronic noise makers. (1) Siren, (2) Bird chirper, (3)"Chug Chug" which generates a sound like an accelerating locomotive.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1981 (v.52#12) pg. 53
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1982 (v.53#1) pg. 13
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1982 (v.53#5) pg. 32

Circuits for a simple analog noise generator that produces a random-frequency sound.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1990 (v.61#10) pg. 12

Magnetic audio generator will do things that an electric generator can't do as easily, such as simulate animal noises or sirens. The noise is generated by modulating a magnetic field by means of the teeth of a rotating iron gear, a principal used in early electric organs.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Oct-Nov 1968 (v.25#2) pg. 71