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Old 19th December 2012, 07:07 AM   #1
realflow100 is offline realflow100  United States
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Default Worlds strangest speaker (Honestly it's a blender!)

so I was screwing around with stuff and I hooked up a blender to my 400 watt amplifier.
And what do you know? IT PLAYS MUSIC!
Not very loudly or clearly...
but you can totally make out what the song is!
and the blender will even spin sometimes when the low bass notes hit!
It's totally hilarious when i have friends over they try to figure out where the music is coming from lol haha
I usually have the amplifier at really low gain though because the blender has a high impedence (it hovers around 9-13 ohms)

Ever heard of a blender playing music?? Well now you have!

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Old 19th December 2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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Can get a fair bit of sub with a belt sander bungee strapped to a sheet of ply.. Things will go bang along the way that is ok as it only goes to prove the theory and is a fun way to learn .. Keep it up you remind me of someone i know LOL
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Old 19th December 2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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Wait, what is this?
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Old 19th December 2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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That's right up there with the singing tesla coils, and easier...
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Old 19th December 2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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Hi,

In my youth I connected a vacuum cleaner to a light organ circuit - resulting in a rhythmic vacuum cleaner. For what use? Well, none, just craziness back then ...
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Old 19th December 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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Worlds strangest speaker (Honestly it's a blender!)
This is a perfect case of where a sound clip would be worth a thousand words. I guess anything that has a mechanical output vs electrical input can be thought of as being a potential audio transducer. So anything with motor like vacuum cleaner, dish washer, garbage disposal in sink, hedge trimmer, power drill motor, table saw, jigsaw, router, etc....

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Old 20th December 2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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I am laughing so hard right now..
it is so funny that it actually works
I might try something like a router..
maybe I can get it glued to a big piece of cardboard or something thin light and strong
then I could make a 20 inch subwoofer
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Old 20th December 2012, 02:54 AM   #8
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A router has lots of HP and a tiny output bit, much like a compression horn driver. It needs to be placed at the throat of a plywood horn, while cutting plywood.
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Old 20th December 2012, 03:03 AM   #9
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This is a perfect case of where a sound clip would be worth a thousand words. I guess anything that has a mechanical output vs electrical input can be thought of as being a potential audio transducer. So anything with motor like ...garbage disposal in sink....
and add to that a clip of someone saying "help in stuck in the sink!" and you have makings of a great practical joke (providing their not dumb enough to stick their arm in to save you).
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Old 20th December 2012, 03:39 AM   #10
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Oh yeah! Now this is the spirit! I gotta find the blender...
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