In this episode of MAKE’s Weekend Projects, Bre Pettis shows you how to to make a “foxhole radio” out of a paper tube, wire, paper clips. Flickriver – view images as a ‘river of photos’ and more. How to Make a Foxhole Radio The design can be modified to make the radio tunable. To see all the plans, go to Pettis, Bre. Publisher.

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Now that we know more about how one of the simplest radio receivers works, we may speculate that in the Russian or Ukrainian video, somehow the steel cables, either slightly rusty or with some kind of coating could, when in contact, form a rectifying junction. As one operator points out:. Brovary town, Russia [Actually, Ukraine]. Weekend Project showed how to make a bde radio.

I could hear a static noise as I rubbed the wires on the end of the plug. That would be fabulous… except that this first hypothesis has its problems. Bookmarklet While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on the bookmarklet to open the same view on Flickriver.

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Foxhole radio Among the simplest radios that can be built are the crystal radios. Clickr on one of the buttons below to install: As one operator points out: Some further ordinary investigation reveals the effect is not that rare. IE users – add the link to ardio Favorites under the Links folder View on Flickriver open on fochole page View on Flickriver open on new page.

I was also lucky enough to hear the station ID. Does plasma also work as a rectifier?


Install “View on Flickriver” script. Install search plugin “View on Flickriver” Greasemonkey script A Greasemonkey script that adds Flickriver links to various Flickr photo pages – user photos, favorites, pools etc, allowing to quickly open the corresponding Flickriver view. I could hear music, Christian music to be exact. The plasma radio is therefore simpler than a crystal radio set, and mind-bogglingly fantastic, from the absence of a rectifier and filter, to the plain danger and coolness of playing with dancing electric arcs.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser. Strange voices in hedgerows at night were reported to the police or the Home Guard. Foxhole Radio Project – a photoset by bre pettis on Flickriver.

How to Make a Foxhole Radio

Just a big paperclip. I was using my headphones to listen in but heard nothing. You can place your badge on your Flickr profile, Blog or Website. Install in Firefox Install in Chrome.

Badge creator Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to your photos, your group or any other Flickriver view. Put everything together, and you rzdio a crystal radio set. We needed some confirmation, and an ordinary investigation soon paid off as we found this other video of the same phenomenon:.

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And in the fohxole of AM radio, the induced electric currents will even be directly related in their amplitude to the sound being transmitted, which means no complicated circuitry is needed to hear them. Besides scaring the construction workers, it shocked and formed electric arcs in the air.

This project was very approachable since it didn’t require any specialized electronics, hard to find diodes, chips, resistors, latches, etc etc. Well, it comes from the plasma, not much different from the thunder. It was working— I could hear radio static, which is what I would expect if it wasn’t tuned to a station. Jim suggested that I try reorienting the antenna which is about 30 ft long. Changing the number of turns is supposed to change the tunning.


It can be miles away, but the closer, the better. I then switched to a very old telephone operator-style headset that was more sensitive. Here is a short story to understand it: I then decided to amp foxhple up a bit and use the M-Audio Microtrak to amplify and record the sound. It used simple wires, thumbtacks, safety pin, pencil, etc.

Make one, it’s easy and fun— keeps your mind sharp. Does a single turn equal. Once added to your personalized homepage, just edit widget settings to select your desired view. Without it, no sound will come out of the headphone.

They also seem to change up the frequency during the day depending on the program. Also, allows quickly viewing any Flickr photo on black background in large size. In the area of the effect of radio waves very big potential difference emerges. Firefox and Chrome addons Adds a ‘Flickriver’ button to your browser.

MacGyver would be proud. I put the headphones and and huzzah! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email will not be published. Install “View on Flickriver” script Bookmarklet While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on the bookmarklet to open the same view foxole Flickriver. Among the simplest radios that can be built are the crystal radios.

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