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How to make a whistle

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How to make a whistle

Whistle

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timeTime: Less than 10 minutes

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I want to introduce you the easiest diy idea - whistle. To make this whistle as hard as blow in it, I promise =)


MaterialsMaterials

  • Tin can or plate metal
  • Sheet of paper
ToolsTools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil or marker

    How to make a whistle


  • Step 1. Drawing

    Whistle like that can be made with two confugurations. There is not a lot of differences between them, they almost are almost equivalent. So you can choose any of them.
    Below is two drawings with both types of whistle.
    How to make a whistle

    How to make a whistle

    Also there is a picture that you can just print and cut (scale is 1:1), then redraw it on the metal plate
    How to make a whistle

  • Step 2. Material

    Best material is a thin tin-plate, you can use a metal from tincan. Metal from beercan is too thin for whistle, but it works. That DIY whistle will not be durable, and can work unstable.
    How to make a whistle

  • Step 3. Redraw

    Draw chosen scheme on metal and cut it with scissors
    If you've printed image, cut it, redraw on metal plate, than cut a metal

    How to make a whistle

  • Step 4. Bending

    Below you can see differences between both types of whistle.
    First

    How to make a whistle

    How to make a whistle


    Second

    How to make a whistle

    How to make a whistle

    So difference is how to bend a petels. To form a gap, place a piece of metal between petels and bend them around it.
    How to make a whistle

    How to make a whistle

    Edges must be pressed with pliers to form a perfect rectangle gap.
    How to make a whistle

    Then pull it off
    How to make a whistle

    If your metal is too thin, fold it twice and return step 4
    How to make a whistle

    And now it's perfect gap
    How to make a whistle

  • Step 5. Cylindric part

    How to make whistle's cylindric part. Use any cylindric thing to bend metal around it (pen, marker)
    How to make a whistle

    If your metal is thick enough, grid its edge into sharp edge, like knife.

    How to make a whistle

    To whistle, you need to grip tight your whistle with thumb and index finger, and blow.
    How to make a whistle

  • Step 6. Tuning

    However, whistle is need to be tuned by bending cylindric part up and down and by changing "b" distance (on the picture below)
    How to make a whistle

    If there is still no sound, maybe it is ultrasonic...

    How to make a whistle

VideoVideo

Handmade whistle is not the easier way to whistle loud, you can also use your fingers!

ResultsResults and tips

  • It is really easy to make a whistle like that, all materials is totally available
  • You can make whistle with any tone of sound, also ultrasonic
  • Whistle whistles very very loud lol
  • If you put couple of balls inside, you will achieve turbo diy whistle!
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