The prototype of the vuvuzela invention was the usual hoot from a bicycle, with which one of the fans replaced the traditional horn at that time. Later it was modified, and after that it was completely made from improvised materials. The peak of popularity of vuvuzela occurred in the 90s of the last century and led to the fact that this musical instrument turned into a traditional South African. It turned out that even ancient African aborigines used similar sounds, gathering the inhabitants of their tribes for a meeting.
Be that as it may, the vuvuzela is still popular. So today we suggest that you make it literally from improvised materials that can be purchased at any hardware store.
We collect vuvuzela with our own hands
The author of this homemade product immediately proposed two options for vuvuzela. The first is a small size from a film container, balloon and cocktail tube. All that is needed is to cut out a small membrane from the ball with scissors and place it between the lid and the container body. The cocktail tube is inserted from the opposite side, and a lip hole is made on the side of the container. The sound from this vuvuzela will be similar to the buzzing of several hundred mosquitoes and will probably come in handy as a remedy for them on a campaign))
A larger instance of this musical instrument is made from plumbing fittings. For her we need:
- A piece of PVC pipe with a diameter of 3/4 inch (25 mm), length –15-20 cm;
- 2 inch tee (63 mm);
- 2-inch plug without thread;
- 2-inch threaded adapter with transition to 1-inch internal thread;
- 2-inch adapter for the pipe with a transition to 3/4 inch;
- 1-inch adapter with transition to an external thread of the same diameter;
- A section of a rubber bicycle chamber.
Of the tools you will need the following: a rubber mallet, scissors or a paint knife, a drill or a screwdriver with an abrasive nozzle.
The body of our vuvuzela will be a PVC tee. We start working with it by inserting an adapter with an internal thread into its upper part. He comes in tight, so having acquired it by hand, we nail him slightly with a mallet.
We screw in the next element, an adapter with an external thread.
The adapter with a smooth hole for the pipe needs to be slightly prepared. The pipe enters into it until the retaining flange, which we have to work with a drill or a screwdriver with an abrasive nozzle.
We make sure that the pipe freely enters into it, and hammer the adapter from one of the ends of the tee.
From the opposite end of the tee we mount a PVC plug. She just comes in freely, so we lay its side walls with a rubber gasket from the bicycle chamber.
We hammer the stub into its seat, and cut off the excess with a paint knife.
We insert a piece of PVC pipe into the adapter, and nail it with a rubber mallet. It should fit tightly into the hole of the coupling, and be fixed without additional gluing or soldering.
Our vuvuzela is ready, now you can try it in action.
It is also worth recalling that due to the piercing sound of this South African tube in some countries, for example, in the UK, France, its use in football matches is prohibited. The European Football Union (UEFA) has also joined this ban regarding all matches held under its auspices.