• LibertyLizard@slrpnk.net
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    Maybe if you have an electric car you could hack in and replace the space ship sounds with your preferred space ship sounds. Might be illegal though.

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      You’re probably joking, but in case you’re not - those sounds are just what brushless motors sound like. There’s nothing you can heck.

      If you’re joking, good one!

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        Some cars do actually make an electronic sound to warn pedestrians of their presence. Mostly European cars, and the little hairdresser’s Jeep thing I forget the name

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            Apparently with a laptop and some time you can disable the loud ass reverse beeping Ford makes their hybrids do. Probably illegal but it’s super annoying sounding like a giant work truck to back up my escape and no cop is going to say anything if my car doesn’t beep since 99% of consumer cars don’t do it

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              I have a 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE and the only reverse beeping it makes is if someone or something is behind me as I’m backing up. The beeping is only heard from inside. Hmmm… I better verify that in the morning when someone is available to help me test…

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                Mines a 2021 escape, as soon as it’s put into reverse it has external beeps like a box truck to warn people since it’s in electric propulsion and makes almost no noise.

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                  I just asked my wife and she confirmed that there are no beeping sounds from it when I’m backing up.

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          The artificial sounds are legally required at low speeds, at least in the US and Europe. In the US electronic sounds are required at speeds below 30 kph. In the EU I think it’s 20 kph. At faster speeds the sounds of wheels on the road and such make electric and hybrid cars basically as loud as ICE cars.

          There are very specific rules about the noises. It looks like there was some effort in the US to allow user-selectable sounds, but it didn’t work out. I found some info here, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/13/2022-14733/federal-motor-vehicle-safety-standards-minimum-sound-requirements-for-hybrid-and-electric-vehicles

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        You’re probably joking, but in case you’re not: Electric cars must make an artificial sound on low speeds in Europe to alert people. The motor is too quiet on its own.

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          Well, only if they are below a certain limit. They don’t have to have an artificial sound, but they have to exceed a certain threshold.

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        He may not, maybe he’s talking about the sound when the car isn’t fast enough to alert people on the street, just to let know that something is coming. It shut at a certain speed I think

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    Is this an original idea or did you hear a car going wyeeeeeeaaaaaa and then decided that you wanted to do the same?

    In any case, I commend your endeavour, good luck sir.

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    TIE fighters fly around in space, space has no air, sound are vibrations of air, no air, no sound.

    So if you can make your car completely quiet, then it sound like a TIE fighter.

    But since that is impossible since you want to br driving around, you should duct tape some speakers to the roof and have a synth generate a continous TIE fighter tone, which would create the proper effect

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      My head cannon is that TIE fighters don’t make sound exactly as they zip around, but they do something to the electromagnetic fields or some other techno babble thing that causes other things, like droids, space ships, rocks, or skulls to scream with a Doppler effect like that as they zip by.

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      Look, in whatever far away galaxy the Star Wars movies are set in, sound travels through space. Pretty self evident since every spacecraft and space weapon in those movies is loud af.

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        No, physics still applies throughout all galaxies, it is still in the same universe.

        However, one explanation could be that Star Wars takes places in a different universe, with different laws of physics.

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    I think the biggest obstacle would be from your perspective it would just be a steady annoying sound. TIEs only have their characteristic howl when doing a flyby. But if you’re aware of that and you one want it for how it sounds as you drive by, I’d think just playing the tone through the speakers would do.

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    1. Buy an EV
    2. Jailbreak the EV (good luck w this one)
    3. Replace the boring OEM sound that is coming out of the speaker to warn pedestrians to a fucking epic Tie fighter sound.

    Good luck and Godspeed.

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      It’s pretty much certain some EVs are easier than others to jailbreak. Probably don’t go with a Tesla. My impression is that established manufacturers tend more to build cars that are just cars, so maybe a Nissan Leaf or something.

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      I’m almost certain someone could build one of these that recreates the tie fighter sound. We need one of those YouTube makers with access to a metal 3d printer to design and build one.

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        Can’t 3d print exhaust components. However, I was wondering what various whistle tips inline would sound like. If each has a different size hole, perhaps they would have slightly different frequencies? The combination might be tie fighter’ish driving by.

        Anyone know how the original sound was generated?

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          Can’t 3d print exhaust components

          Oh? Why not? Is there a structural or chemical reason metal deposition wouldn’t hold up?

          According to this article

          …recalling the inspiration behind the TIE Fighters. “In World War II the super dive-bombers had an artificially created siren wail created by air ducts…They didn’t serve any purpose except to create this noise, which would terrify people.”

          He turned to The Roots of Heaven, a 1958 adventure film…Burtt sampled the movie’s elephant noises and slowed them down, but then he hit upon the idea of mixing them with the sound of cars on wet pavement.

          So by making a car sound like a tie fighter which sounds like a car+elephant, we’ve gone full circle.

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            You have the capability to 3d print metal?

            I would think the multi-whistle tips would be kinda near an elephant. Not sure how to make the car sound like a car.

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              I mean I don’t, that’s why I was suggesting one of those YouTubers should make one for the content. iirc StuffMadeHere has used metal deposition for some of his parts.

              I think it would be an interesting fluid dynamics challenge to construct a whistle that creates the specific air pressure pattern to match the tie fighter sound.

              Another relevant whistle is the Aztec death whistle. This YouTuber 3d prints plastic reproductions of it.

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    I can’t speak to specifics but I can give you some ideas.

    So the obd port might have some basic info such as acceleration and turns since and/or at least torque/thrust readings that you can poll since insurance companies and others have devices that use them to track your driving (often paired with GPS which you don’t need)

    So some arduino project that lets you plug in and poll that data and to establish a trigger for some audio could be fun.

    http://arduinodev.com/connect-arduino-to-a-car-through-obd-ii-port/

    Pair that with something else that lets you connect via auxiliary or Bluetooth so you can play it over the speaker and you might have something.

    https://github.com/pschatzmann/ESP32-A2DP

    This might be easier since a pi would be better suited to playback of audio and might be easier to get everything connected and to tinker with the Python to respond to certain readings

    https://www.instructables.com/OBD-Pi/

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      I saw such a device on Instagram. I think it was a Bluetooth connection from the computer diagnostic port to the phone.

      The app takes this data and makes the right noise based on engine revs. The app was full of different engine sounds both real and fictional along with silly noises such as farting.

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    Bolt one end of some sheet metal to your bumper, leaving the other end to scrape along the ground. Should generate the required NYAAAUUUGGHHH sound wherever you go.

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    You might be able to tune the radio to an AM frequency that picks up the engine interference.

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    It’d be all through intake, not exhaust. That’s where you get all the sucky whoosh noises sound from. Anything from the exhaust will be too explosive. Effectively, harnessing the sound of air being dragged into the engine for combustion, not being banged out.

    The original sound was inspired by the sirens attached to Stukas in WW2, the siren wailing as the plane dove and air rushed through. These were added simply to terrify people.

    However, there is rotaries. Adding rotary blocks to a rotary engine will make a much smoother scream sound, like the V10s and V12s of earlier Formula 1 cars. Though, it will be lacking that open air sound. Maybe with the right exhaust and intake, a tone could be achieved.

    If you went EV, electric motors are high-pitched unless very large. You could combine this sound with air vents—catching air like the Stukas’ dive bomb air sirens—to get something similar, however, the air vents will be dependent on making noise with constant speed, disassociated with the engine. The TIE fighter also has no electric noise, it’s all terrifying roar…well, whatever the inhaling version of a roar is.