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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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Without it, no sound will come out of the headphone. I put the headphones and and huzzah! Add to your iGoogle or Netvibes page Flickriver widget for iGoogle or Netvibes can display almost any Flickriver view – most interesting today, by user, by group, by tag etc.

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Here the overloaded antenna discharges in the air, and even without rectification, the arcs produce audible sound. At first, it didn’t work. Well, it comes from the plasma, not much different from the thunder. Flickriver widget for iGoogle or Netvibes can display almost any Flickriver view – most interesting today, by user, by group, by tag etc.

Foxholle a big paperclip. After all, with a really big paper clip — one, who knows, 90m long — even without a rectifier, you would just have to be near an AM transmitter at the right frequency to listen to the radio. Foxhole Radio Project – a photoset by bre pettis on Flickriver.


By putting another grounded steel cable in contact with it, the current flows and then fly through the air, creating a plasma which changes along with the radio signal, translating into audible sound. Does a single turn equal. Brovary town, Russia [Actually, Ukraine].

ATE Central – How to Make a Foxhole Radio

In the video below, Bre Pettis shows how to do it:. They also seem to change up the frequency during the day depending on the program.

We needed some confirmation, and an ordinary investigation soon paid off as we found this other video of the same phenomenon: They may sound like urban legends, but as we have seen now, they are more than plausible. Besides scaring the construction workers, it shocked and formed electric arcs in the air. Flickriver needs JavaScript to work properly. They are usually harmless, and yet, can be sufficient to power a small headphone. Install “View on Flickriver” script Bookmarklet While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on the bookmarklet to open the same view on Flickriver.

They can be made, MacGyver style, with a headphone, electric wire, a pencil, safety pin, razor blade and a toilet paper tube…. Put everything together, and you have a crystal rasio set. Also, allows quickly viewing any Flickr photo on black background in large size.


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Weekend Project showed how to make a foxhole radio. Changing the number of turns is supposed to change the tunning. MacGyver would be proud.

How to Make a Foxhole Radio

Clickr on one of the buttons below to install: Menu Skip to content. The radio antenna, when properly tuned to the frequency of the radio transmitter, will induce small electric currents. This is no trick! Voxhole creator Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to your photos, your group or any other Flickriver view.

Make a Foxhole Radio – Weekend Project PDFcast

I decided to Google the station and I found them here along with all of the transmitter specs. You rxdio place your badge on your Flickr profile, Blog or Website. As one operator points out:. Among the simplest radios that can be built are the crystal radios.

I could hear a static noise as I rubbed the wires on the end of the plug.