In this episode of MAKE’s Weekend Projects, Bre Pettis shows you how to to make a “foxhole radio” out of a paper tube, wire, paper clips. Flickriver – view images as a ‘river of photos’ and more. How to Make a Foxhole Radio The design can be modified to make the radio tunable. To see all the plans, go to Pettis, Bre. Publisher.

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I decided to Google the station foxole I found them here along with foxholw of the transmitter specs. This got me thinking. Just a big paperclip. You can read more about if on HowStuffWorks. Foxhole radio Among the simplest radios that can be built are the crystal radios. Does a single turn equal. Changing the number of turns is supposed to change the tunning.

Make one, it’s easy and fun— keeps your mind sharp. I was also lucky enough to hear the station ID. Or at least, that was how we could understand the effect. Search plugin Add ‘Search on Flickriver’ to your browser’s search box.

This is no trick! Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to your photos, your group or any other Flickriver view. And in the case of Petts radio, the induced electric currents will even be directly related in their amplitude to the sound being transmitted, which means no complicated circuitry is needed to hear them.

As one operator points out: June 10th, by Mori.

Flickriver: Photoset ‘Foxhole Radio Project’ by bre pettis

Listen to a clip of the recording here in MP3 format. At first, it didn’t work. That would be fabulous… except that this first hypothesis has its problems.


By putting another grounded steel cable in contact with it, the current flows and then fly through the air, creating a plasma which changes along with the radio signal, translating into audible sound. IE users – add the link to your Favorites under the Links folder View on Flickriver open on same page View on Flickriver open on new page.

I then decided to amp things up a bit and use the M-Audio Microtrak to amplify and record the sound. Here the overloaded antenna foxhhole in the air, and even without rectification, the arcs produce audible sound.

Install “View on Flickriver” script Bookmarklet Pegtis viewing any Flickr photos page, click on the bookmarklet to open the same view on Flickriver. During the time that I heard it, it was broadcasting on Rdio can be made, MacGyver style, with a headphone, electric wire, a pencil, safety pin, razor blade and a toilet paper tube.

Besides scaring the construction workers, it shocked and formed electric arcs in the air. Well, it comes from the plasma, not much different from the thunder. MacGyver would be proud.

The coil of wire around the tube was wound times, as per the instructions. They are usually harmless, and yet, can be sufficient to power a small headphone. Flickriver needs JavaScript to work properly.

Without it, no sound will come out of the headphone. It hre working— I could hear radio static, which is what Petyis would expect if it wasn’t tuned to a station. In the video below, Bre Pettis shows how to do it: Flickriver widget for iGoogle or Netvibes can display almost any Flickriver view – most interesting today, by user, by group, by tag etc.


Please enable JavaScript in your browser. Use Flickriver Badge Creator to create a badge linking to any Flickriver view example: Perhaps the Mythbusters should indeed foxholr the polemic case of the talking tooth fillings. Strange voices in hedgerows at night were reported to the police or the Home Guard. I was using my headphones to listen in but heard nothing. After all, with a really big paper clip — one, who knows, 90m long — even without a rectifier, you would just have to be near an AM transmitter at the right frequency to listen to the radio.

Make a Foxhole Radio – Weekend Project PDFcast

coxhole Works with Firefox and Internet Explorer. Does plasma also work as a rectifier? Building them is a common science fair experiment to this day as well as a nice introduction for ham radio enthusiasts. While viewing any Flickr photos page, click on this button to open the same view on Flickriver.

Jim suggested that I try reorienting the antenna which is about 30 ft long. You can place your badge on your Flickr profile, Blog or Website.

In this case, the effect is seen or heard directly in the transmitter antenna. I took everything outside gadio tied it off to the top of a tree. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email will not be published.