Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Low-tech obnoxity for your pimped-out ride, ala Don Herbert
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Way back when, I saw the venerable Mr. Wizard do some sort of experiment with an old siren of a simple design: An outer cylinder had a square hole in it, and a blade attached to a motor, the axis of rotation of which lay along the center of the outer cylinder, had a flange which was just larger than the aforementioned hole. As the motor spun, the hole was alternately closed and opened, and the blade forced air through the ever-changing opening, creating an awful wailing.

The same thing could be done with tire rims by affixing a stationary ring to the body of the vehicle, and equipping the rims with a flanged blade.

Recommended for rear tires only, so as to inflict maximum damage on other drivers' nerves, while preserving your own as may be best done.

absterge, Jun 24 2004


       Interesting, but I imagine that most towns have a law about who is allowed to use a siren on their car and who is not. Besides the noise pollution, you could be mistaken for an emergency vehicle.   

       I didn't bone you, by the way...
luecke, Jun 24 2004

       A quartet, yet.
phoenix, Jun 24 2004

       np, I'm expecting bones on this. Just had to get it out of my brain, really.   

       Now, harmonizing rims might be really cool. Differently sized holes/blades... that's much more interesting.
absterge, Jun 24 2004

       A terrible idea! What? Whistle-tips don't already provide enough irritating-noise-generating potential for urban delinquents? Fish for you! Your idea is bad, and you no doubt are a bad person too.
TheJeff, Jun 25 2004


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