Monica Houston
Published © GPL3+

Simple Rubens' Tube

Make propane-powered fire art that reacts to music!

BeginnerFull instructions provided12 hours4,609

Things used in this project

Hardware components

adhesive weatherstripping tape 1" wide
×1
nitrile glove
×1
2 1/2" hose clamp
×1
Terminal fence post 2 3/8" x 66"
×1
Post cap 2 3/8"
×1
JB Weld Kwikweld
×1
vinyl electrical tape
×1
1/4" x 1/4" barb to male iron pipe fitting x2
×1
1/4" gas rated hose - 3 feet
×1
1/2" hose clamp
×2
1/4" needle valve (female iron pipe to male iron pipe)
×1
1/4" brass ball valve (female iron pipe)
×1
3/8" x 1/4" union (flare to male iron pipe)
×1
propane regulator
×1
thread sealant tape
×1
propane tank
×1
2" x 4" x 12" piece of wood
×2
2 3/8" adjustable wood adapter
×1
adjustable leveling feet
×4
2 1/2" screws
×8
painter's tape
×1
Spray bottle full of soapy water
×1
Arduino Nano R3
Arduino Nano R3
×1
Rotary potentiometer (generic)
Rotary potentiometer (generic)
×1
Adafruit large piezo buzzer
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

drillpress
1/16" drill bit
1/2" drill bit
adjustable wrenches

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

How parts fit together

Schematics

diagram of the parts

potentiometer controls buzzer

Code

potentiometer controls buzzer

Arduino
byte potPin = A0;
int val = 0;

void setup() {
    Serial.begin(9600);  
}

void loop() {
   val = analogRead(potPin);
    Serial.println(val);
 
  if (val > 0) {     
  
    tone(8,val/30);
    
  } 
  else {

    noTone(8);
  }
  delay(500);
}

Credits

Monica Houston

Monica Houston

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I don't live on a boat anymore.

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