The manual record player & singing door
When I wasn’t climbing my grandfather’s fruit trees, I was messing around with technology with my cousin. He showed me how to play a record with a piece of paper folded into a cone, with a pin at the end and a thimble to rotate the record on. The music would play through the opening of the cone-shaped paper.
The next thing he showed me was a bit more complicated. He could make music play when you close the door and stop when you open it. That would be an excellent trick for mom!
The trick is to cut one of the speaker or power wires and place tin foil around them then put it on opposite hinges of the door. So, when it closes the tin foil makes contact, completes the circuit and the music plays.
For a 5-year-old this was the coolest thing ever. Still is!
Bye cousin Carl and Hello Canada! →