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||// extending length of tunnel // //How?// If the tunnel had a range of looped
pipes whose end points intersected the tunnel interior, then by means of gates or
valves, these pipes could be included into or excluded fromthe resonant length of the tunnel. That
would make more of a Trumpunnel or perhaps a Tube-Tuba if engineered in the London
Underground. Rapid opening/closing of the gates might allow for jazz-trumpet type
effects a-la Miles Davis, which might set a pretty good mood in the city.
||Effecting this in a tromb-format per the idea would be trickier.
||If a purpose- built tunnel enclosed what would otherwise be just a
straight, flat length of freeway, traversing plains, then I would see no
obstacle to this idea as proposed. Except, in those surroundings,
how would we reliably provoke honks?
||You could build in small town-hall diorama in front
of which demonstrators could mill, chanting and
holding plaques saying things like
"Honk if you support <x>" where x is something people
are likely to honk for, maybe puppies, smiles or
stiffer immigrant deportation/incarceration policies.
||This almost seems like more of a slide whistle
concept where the car acts as the stopper and the
tone rises as the car gets closer to the end. I like
your ideas @zen_tom! :)
||The reason this would not work as described is that the length of the tunnel does not have any effect on the pitch of the horns.
||A tunnel but it is cursed such that honkers are forced to
spend an extra ten minutes driving through the tunnel
wondering if it will ever end. This could be baked in
theory using featureless concrete walls, a treadmill
system to replace a section of road, and tracks to move
a few ceiling lights past the car repeatedly. Possibly
also some giant blowers to simulate movement. On
detecting a honk the tunnel mechanisms deploy "road
closed" signage to direct the offending vehicle into the
tunnel of impatience. It wouldn't be cheap but the guys
who build amusement park rides could probably build it
for the right price.
||Crazy half-baked mash-up! Make the walls a Custom Echo
Wall, to re-mould the noise!