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12 December 2011

Making engine noises with a jam jar

WHILE READING UP on jet engine noise I came across a reference to a Make Magazine article on building your own pulse jet from a jam jar.

How could you not want to make one? The article itself is only available to subscribers, but fortunately there’s this video on YouTube:

The jam jar jet makes a surprisingly loud noise like the revving of an internal combustion engine. Something to do for Boxing Day, perhaps.