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Little Baby Choo-Choo

Sound effects for little ones
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This idea came to me while watching my not-quite-one-year-old girl toddle around.

The idea is for a wearable device that senses motion and acceleration and responds by making steam locomotive noises. The faster the baby moves the more energetic the locomotive sound. When the baby's going full out, the device occasionally lets out a little 'toot' like a whistle.

What I didn't have in mind was how this would be implemented, but a diaper might be cute - if the risk of electrocution can be eliminated. This actually opens up a whole new potential idea: diapers that make a noise when wet/dirty.

{Admins: I realize this is closely related to the various 'Soundtrack for your life' ideas and, if it needs to be [m-f-d]'d, I'll abide.}

phoenix, Sep 04 2002

Sound effects as performance art http://www.halfbake...20performance_20art
...also similar to this one, which predates all those other ones... [hippo, Sep 04 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Unlike all those personal soundtrack ideas, this could one could actually work. Cute. (Even if trains haven't gone choo-choo since *I* was a baby.)   

       Btw, as you ought to be aware, baby generally makes a noise when wet/dirty, so you don't especially need the diaper chiming in.
DrCurry, Sep 04 2002

       And later in life, people wonder why she runs so fast with her head phones on,
ty6, Sep 04 2002

       I think it's different enough.
bristolz, Sep 04 2002

       [phoenix] would you adopt me, dear? I know I can be difficult but I would try awfuk hard to be good.
po, Sep 04 2002

       Can you add boiiing and sproiiing noises for when they fall over? Croissant anyway, this would be exceptionally cute to watch in action.
madradish, Sep 04 2002

       Maybe this happened to me i've been letting off steam for years now Fssssh..pop
skinflaps, Sep 04 2002

       po: I would imagine that would depend on whether you're potty trained.
DrCurry, Sep 04 2002

       Indeed. Just the thought of changing those diapers... {{shudder}}   

       [madradish] I like. How about a slide whistle?
phoenix, Sep 04 2002

       "ding-Ding-DING. We apologise that the <hh:mm> service is experiencing technical problems. This is due to logs on the line."
General Washington, Sep 04 2002

       Here come the inevitbale TtTE references... :-s
This would be a lovely present for my not-quite-born nephew-to-be. Can you make it by December?
NickTheGreat, Sep 04 2002

       How about attaching this thingamujig to a baby-walker, hooked up to the wheels to judge speed and moderate the "choo-choo" sound accordingly?
Guy Fox, Sep 04 2002

       If diapers produce a sound like popping bubble wrap?   

       Will kids grow to enjoy symphonies and wilderness sounds? After all, IMO, bubble pop rock is one of the best sounds around.
reensure, Sep 04 2002

       I'd say this was so close to my "Sound effects..." idea as to warrant an m-f-d, but it would seem churlish for me to do it, so I'll let someone else make the decision.
hippo, Sep 05 2002


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