Project Loud Monkey test run… in Waterloo Public Square

DW rocks a Project Loud Monkey test run at the Waterloo Public Square (video: James Bastow)

Project Loud Monkey needs your:

  • old noise-making toys/keychains/talking greeting cards/etc, and
  • your old stereo amp and giant speakers collecting dust in your basement

Please ping me ( if you can pitch in.  Support the Monkey!

The ever-rockin’ James Bastow and I tested some of the project gear at the Waterloo Public Square during lunch today.  I want to make sure makebright really delivers on this project for the Toronto Mini Maker Faire coming up May 7-8.  Come visit us there: we won’t be hard to find.

Best comment from a passer-by today: “I heard that a kilometre away!”

Update 2011-04-29: hey!  PLM got picked up by TorontoNews24!

Project Loud Monkey test run from across the square (video: James Bastow)

The rooster keychain playing at top volume really echoed up King Street.  A real head-turner.

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Not many folks in the square today, but it was mercifully mild.

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Karl Williams snagged this super-useful PA speaker out of the trash for me.  Merci beaucoup, KW!  I think it originally came from Ian Pilon of Niche Decals, but that’s a sketchy guess.

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This speaker has a working built-in battery, which made for a quick set up today.  Also has wireless functionality that opens up lots of interesting possibilities.

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JB, my partner in the experiment.

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It’s an all-out campaign!

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Needs more (very very loud) duck.

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Tested a variety of devices today, and good thing we did: the dollar store ray-gun was over-driving the speaker’s built-in amp and not really playing much of any sound at all.  James suggested a simple op-amp circuit to match impedance.  The always-popular Wacky Sound Generator shown in the foreground (built by DW, design by Music From Outer Space) will also be in the mix for T.O.

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It’s hard not grin when you’re making animal noises at ridiculous volumes.

Happy making,


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5 Responses to Project Loud Monkey test run… in Waterloo Public Square

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  2. cathy farwell says:

    Your blogs always make me laugh or smile. Thank you. Love the project and hope to contribute some noisy things.

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