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KidCrazer14
 
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My Homemade Siren, the "Storm-Seeker"

Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:54 pm

It's basically a Bluetooth speaker with a cup taped to the front of it, with the ability to rotate thanks to a K'nex motor. Mounted on a pole from one of my Halloween decorations. It's in my basement by my desk, as I'm still checking, finding, and fixing any flaws in the design, and testing it every once in a while. But once March comes around, it's going in my backyard!

The sound output on this thing is actually pretty good for what it is, from 10ft. away I got a reading of 84 dB. All videos of this at full volume will recorded once I put it outside in March

Here's some videos from my YouTube channel:
1: https://youtu.be/7OoN7iAvj7Y?si=9jX-p2rF6_LfEbDz (For the first video, the microphone was being weird, and it wasn't on full volume)
2: https://youtu.be/hek_OrwOZ24?si=EkpYx8cGmAmtxvGM (Also not at full volume)
I'm from Rensselaer County, NY, where we have a wide variety of sirens!

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Re: My Homemade Siren, the "Storm-Seeker"

Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:40 am

Wow that's impressive, I'm also making a homemade electronic siren
I like electric sirens lol

proud owner of a homemade siren

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Re: My Homemade Siren, the "Storm-Seeker"

Sat Jan 27, 2024 5:19 pm

KidCrazer14 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:54 pm
It's basically a Bluetooth speaker with a cup taped to the front of it, with the ability to rotate thanks to a K'nex motor. Mounted on a pole from one of my Halloween decorations. It's in my basement by my desk, as I'm still checking, finding, and fixing any flaws in the design, and testing it every once in a while. But once March comes around, it's going in my backyard!

The sound output on this thing is actually pretty good for what it is, from 10ft. away I got a reading of 84 dB. All videos of this at full volume will recorded once I put it outside in March

Here's some videos from my YouTube channel:
1: https://youtu.be/7OoN7iAvj7Y?si=9jX-p2rF6_LfEbDz (For the first video, the microphone was being weird, and it wasn't on full volume)
2: https://youtu.be/hek_OrwOZ24?si=EkpYx8cGmAmtxvGM (Also not at full volume)
Awesome! Do you have discord? If so, would you please send it in private messages! You seem like a cool dude.
louisiana :arrow:

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Re: My Homemade Siren, the "Storm-Seeker"

Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:04 pm

2/12/2024 Update: More Notes and Stats on this creation:

dB ratings: (Rounded to the nearest whole number)
0ft-104dB
10ft-84dB
20ft-79dB
30ft-74dB
40ft-72dB
50ft-70dB
60ft-68dB
70ft-67dB
80ft-66dB
90ft-65dB
100ft-64dB

General Stats:
Estimated Max Range: 1/4 Mile (Although according to calculations, it would be barely audible)
Original Build: 2021-2022 (Originally named "SoundWave")
Rebuild: 2024-Present
Dimensions: 8"L x 5.5"W x 5"H
Rotation Speed: 45RPM
Pole Mount Height: 6ft
Planned Testing Schedule: Any Sunday at Noon that I'm available, Rotation & Westminster Chimes

Signal Meanings: (They're short to avoid annoying the neighbors)
Alert - Special Events (For now)
Attack - Major Emergencies (Tornado, Hurricane, etc.)
Hi-Lo & Voice - Thunderstorm/Lightning Warnings
Dual Tone Hi-Lo & Voice - Extreme Thunderstorms (Derechos, Tropical Storms)
Horn - High/Extreme Winds
All Clear Voice - All Clear
Test Chime - Function Test (Just in case)
Westminster Chimes - Scheduled Noon Test

There are no known videos of the original SoundWave as far as I'm aware, but if I find one, I will definitely post it.
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Original 2021 "SoundWave" Siren (Note the little logo on the side)
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Original 2021 "SoundWave" Siren, logo fading out due to rain, and I put a little flashing light on top!
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Slightly Rebuilt 2022 SoundWave Siren
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I'm from Rensselaer County, NY, where we have a wide variety of sirens!

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