After esk8ing in NYC for a fat minute, I almost immediately realized that I need a horn. Not a single person pays attention here and I’m tired of assuming that people dont see me, so I’m going to make sure they can hear me.
This project is inspired by a fellow rider here in the NYC area who hooked up two electric motorcycle horns to a 12v battery with a wirelessly actuated relay (that’s his description). I’m hoping to make a device similar to this JBL speaker that tells pedestrians to get the fuck out of my way
Pretty much every portable horn on the market sounds like a toy. This thing actually sounds like a car which will hopefully snap people back into paying attention. I’ve tried portable electric horns and the pitch makes it sound like a toy and yields almost no reaction from anyone.
Make a small and <$50 rechargable device that is rugged enough to withstand some abuse clipped onto my backpack and be deafeningly loud. I’d like it to either be actuated by a small button attached to my remote or by my free hand. I’m not gonna be laying on the horn for a minute straight, so high continuous current is not a goal. I have no clue how much current these horns can draw either.
Parts and plans:
I plan on 3d printing the entire shell. It’s gonna take some magic since i’m shit at CAD, but its a fun learning experience anyways.
I havent even thought about how to actuate the damn thing. I gotta figure out how much current this horn is gonna pull first
Thats about all I have planned now. The lipo and horns just arrived and i’m gonna start working on it next week.
I have an old maytech antispark with a latching switch. I may put a momentary switch on it and voila, the perfect horn