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Remote car stereo scrambler

Renders silent the booming stereo of a passing car
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Just aim your remote at the offending car and the press the button. BAM! The stereo is instantly silenced/ruined.
mrthingy, Nov 14 2000

Same problem http://www.halfbake..._20Traffic_20Camera
Same result only if the water hits juuust the right place. [jutta, Nov 14 2000]

i-bomb http://www.eiu.org/...ts/i-bomb/info.html
Not quite portable and selective enough. [jutta, Nov 14 2000]

Bass Seeking Missile http://www.halfbake...20Seeking_20Missile
My solution. [phoenix, Jun 27 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The straight dope http://www.straight...lassics/a3_294.html
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004]

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       Ideally, the device would also work on cellphones and pages in movie theaters, libraries, etc.
mrthingy, Nov 15 2000
  

       Too little too late, but....   

       This is easily done with a CB radio and small linear amplifier.. Not only can you just blot out the sounds, but you can also add your own colorful comments for all passengers and pedestrians within earshot to hear..   

       Just keying up next to the car can also cause EXTREME feedback, usually resulting in the car's occupants frantically covering their ears while the driver fumbles for the volume knob..
Mr Burns, Jun 26 2002
  

       Sounds like a job for an EMP gun.
phoenix, Jun 27 2002
  

       Phoenix: our lab unit does this nicely, but it's bulky and uses quite a lot of mains power. You would have to give up most of your boot (trunk). The CB idea works well, too, but not quite so effective against CD players and tapes as broadcast recievers.
8th of 7, Jun 27 2002
  

       Perhaps if you used some large 5- 20kV capacitors and charged it off the vehicle's generator. a coil about 20cm long and 5 cm wide should be enough (when coupled with 50kV of electricity) to blast through a small faraday cage and fuck up tvs.
Macwarrior, May 13 2003
  

       so uh, you want a directed emp antenna?
shrinkydinx, May 31 2003
  

       Rather than seek to DESTROY the stereo, how plausible might it be to just 'splash' it, i.e. have a device scan a wide range of frequencies until it finds a frequency that causes audio to come out of the stereo, as often happens on my PC when a taxicab goes by.   

       Once you have hijacked their stereo, you could ask them nicely to turn it down, or loudly embarass them over their own stereo, which would most likely achieve the desired result of having them turn it down.
kennyg, Jun 27 2003
  

       My Grandad baked this one. Of course this method wouldn't work on non-radio broadcasts (i.e. CDs or whatever) but here it is regardless: his neighbors kept listening to their radio too loud, so he hooked up an antenna to his trusty Ford coil (basically a big step-up transformer/oscillator) and jammed their radio any time it got too loud. He had a bit of a passive aggressive streak, I don't think he ever told them he was doing it.   

       [Dragonboy] I don't mean to be judgemental but if your loud music is ruining my enjoyment of my own music or God forbid, the glorious sound of nature then you are by your own definition...fill in the blank. And buy some good headphones, I recommend Sennheiser studio monitors. Then you can crank your music in Church if you want to.
Voltmeter, Aug 27 2004
  

       At the sound pressure levels that some car “stereos” are operated at it seems that the only enjoyment comes from how disruptive it is to other people. It's a high tech form of bullying--especially when it is done in residential areas.
bristolz, Aug 27 2004
  

       head-phones are illegal to wear while driving... plus they DO NOT make any sort of bass that a sub produces...
ashleypoop, Aug 27 2004
  

       The point, of course, is that one would wear the headphones at home, and not in their car. This would give them ample time to listen to their music at whatever volume they wish while at home, then leaving them satisfied to listen to the music in their cars at a reasonable volume. I'm no prude, but I do enjoy being able to listen to my own music without having it overpowered by a gentleman 6 cars down from me in traffic.
Churusaa, Dec 11 2005
  

       Excellent! I want one.   

       I had considered other electronic counter-measures, too, like a very high-power directional (radar-like) RF transmitter.
Dub, Oct 15 2007
  

       Does anyone know of a device to white noise or take out an audio amplifier. I have a neighbor that likes to party loudly at 1:30 am. Pissed off!
pissed off, Sep 10 2008
  

       //Does anyone know...//
The classical solution is to buy a bigger amplifier and play opposing genre music... then work out your differences in the holding cell when all your neighbours gang up on you.
FlyingToaster, Sep 10 2008
  

       //At the sound pressure levels that some car “stereos” are operated at it seems that the only enjoyment comes from how disruptive it is to other people. It's a high tech form of bullying--especially when it is done in residential areas.//   

       I've never heard it put this way, but it's so true. It's just a way for some people to impose their will on others.
nomocrow, Sep 10 2008
  

       [Churusaa]: // This would give them ample time to listen to their music at whatever volume they wish while at home, then leaving them satisfied to listen to the music in their cars at a reasonable volume.//   

       You are assuming that after listening to loud music at home they can still hear quieter music in their car. It's a one-way street: once you regularly listen to music at a certain volume, you can't go quieter. It's called "loss of hearing (and brain cells)".
piwoslaw, Sep 11 2008
  

       Such a device already exists. It is called an M67 fragmentation grenade.
unfettered, Sep 08 2009
  

       I really need one of these remotes. Sick (literally, not only figuratively) of being assaulted by all these inconsiderate subwoofer bullies all day (and night) long.
Jean-Luc, Mar 21 2010
  
      
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