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Semi-Bass-powered car

Finally a use for all of those booming stereo systems...
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It occured to me a while ago while my brother was perfecting his car's stereo system that he'd been putting so much time and money into something so wasteful, that it would really have made more sense just to improve the car itself instead. However, the desire to have a loud system as well as a unique and powerful car are very popular, so why not kill two birds with one stone?

I propose that huge speakers be placed underneath the car as well as in the back of it(not really to gain any thrust, but only to make sure that you can hear the music better). The next thing you'd do is convert your engine into a generator so you can support the larger electricity requirements needed by the speakers. You could do away with the wheels altogether this way by simply allowing the car to vibrate on the ground to the intense low-frequency tones created by the speakers.

Now all you'd have to do is get someone to give your car a big push and off you'd go. How would you control it, you ask? Who cares? You've got a sorta-stylishly-looking car(thanks to the blurriness created by the vibrations) with enough bass power to keep you moving and grooving all-day long. (For road use only)

MrDark, Jan 17 2004

(?) Bass! http://home.epix.ne...ges/images/bass.gif
[silverstormer, Oct 17 2004]

pulse jet go cart, sure I've seen it running somewhere http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/gokart.htm
I think this might be noisy enough http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/gokart.htm [random_patenter_syndrome_victim, Jul 31 2009]

Semi-sized bass http://www.midcurre.../BainesBass_550.jpg
[normzone, Jul 31 2009]


       You could add a propulsion system behind it if you wanted to... like a jet engine, fireworks or something, but that might make too much noise.
MrDark, Jan 17 2004

       So this has got nothing to do with powering the car with fish in roaming goldfish bowls?
silverstormer, Jan 17 2004

       Where did I leave that bass seeking missle launcher I purchased?
kaz, Jan 17 2004

       Dirict current amplifier frequencyi range measuring lab :   



sirau, May 03 2004

       Do you have no respect for your neighbours?
beanstorm, Feb 06 2006

       Semi-bass? What's that, tenor?
bristolz, Feb 06 2006

       Someone who can sing those fiddly fast bass passages.
spidermother, Feb 06 2006

       #Bass! how low can you go? Death row what a brother knows Once again, back is the incredible The rhyme animal The incredible d. public enemy number one ...#
Minimal, Feb 06 2006

       So the fish no longer needs a bicycle?
egbert, Jan 03 2008

       A car that's powered by an articulated fish?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 03 2008

       I thought this was going to be a car powered by other people's overly loud stereo systems....   

       but it's just a boombox with wheels. Baked.   

       Go to a NOPI car meet, bring a good set of David Clarks's.
MisterQED, Jan 03 2008

       All your bass are belong to us.
csea, Jan 03 2008

       Holy crap... I haven't looked at this in years:-) Heh... <MisterQED>, I reread it though and it seems the wheels are to be tossed out of the equation altogether. So it'd kind of be a hovercraft without the vacuum and maybe not nearly as workable. Ah well... nice to see the dust get blown off of this page now and then:-)
MrDark, Jan 22 2008

       I seem to remember reading that the acceleration of electric cars was controlled by rapidly turning the engine on and off. This had to be done at ultrasonic frequencies because the whole car made an annoying noise. But you could have it at low frequencies and make the whole car into an awesome subwoofer
Bad Jim, Jul 31 2009

       This is great. The car would move like those football players in that old vibration-powered tabletop football game. I think that this mode of locomotion would be best suited to bumper cars.
bungston, Jul 31 2009

       I am thinking that this might make a good Segway device. Although there is something to be said for propulsion via Sir MixaLot, maybe a modified jackhammer would work better.
bungston, Jul 31 2009


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