Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
danielgibson
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
danielgibson   5/11/2012 4:14:30 AM
NO RATINGS
This is probably one of the simplest yet smartest pranks I have ever heard of. It is simple because of its execution, yet smart because it plays on the engineer's own knowledge of electronics to baffle him. I had a good chuckle thanks to this. The speakers that won't stop playing will be a good story to tell my other friends. Daniel - http://taylormadeleadership.com

katgod
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
katgod   10/27/2011 8:18:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Great prank, but what do you think he learned, don't trust your room mates?

Navelpluis
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
Navelpluis   10/27/2011 8:57:30 AM
NO RATINGS
This is a good and harmless prank ;-) I am sure the guy learned a lot that day !

gah4
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
gah4   10/21/2011 8:08:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Reminds me of a story passed along from my grandfather, in the days when radio (like many today) meant crystal radio with headphones. He started working on it, and noticed that the sound didn't change. Removing the crystal, disconnecting the headphone wire, and finally removing the headphones. He then found his neighbor had just bought a brand-new (at the time) radio with loudspeaker. -- glen

t.alex
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
t.alex   10/10/2011 2:25:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Lol :) a good prank.

_hm
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
_hm   10/10/2011 12:32:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Very good prank! Did you get back your small radio?

agk
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
agk   10/10/2011 9:39:57 AM
NO RATINGS
A lovely scientific magic comedy. If i would have been there i would not have opened the cover. I just would have touched the cone paper of the speaker to feel the vibrations and identify or simple put my hear near the speaker grill and checked the direction of the sound coming.This would have given me an easy idea of what is in there.

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
Sheetal.Pandey   10/10/2011 9:39:30 AM
NO RATINGS
civil engineers and electronics engineers rare combination.

zeeglen
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
zeeglen   10/7/2011 9:26:49 AM
NO RATINGS
The old adage - electronic engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets... But you must concede that he found the problem in the usual manner of troubleshooting prowess. Be careful, his future bridges may shoot back... This reminds me of another hidden object inside a radio. My now EX-wife was snooping through my collection of electronic goodies. She found a small multi-band radio that rattled when shaken. I suggested it probably had a broken ferrite rod antenna piece from being dropped at some time in its past history. Her suspicious detective instincts insisted that she had found where I kept my alleged hash stash hidden from her inside this radio. I gave her the screwdriver and told her which way to twist the screws to open it up. Imagine her disappointment when the rattling object really was a piece of broken ferrite antenna rod. The alleged hash stash was never found.

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
re: The speaker that wouldn’t stop
David Ashton   10/6/2011 10:38:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Love it :-)



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.