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The Tormentor - A squealer type box. Makes irritating sounds. In gif format for easy reading. 11/94

                         /*/ The Tormenter!! \*\

                          Written and Tested by...
                               The X Man
                            August 12, 1993
                           Special Assistance
                              by The Pyro

     No matter how just or righteous your cause might be,
there are times when you just can't win!  You can't even break
even.  An incompetent gets the credit or upper hand.   You
catch the blame for someone else's faults; or you just get
left out in the shitter because someone is on the take.  About
the only satisfaction you can get at times like these is to
even the score, and one of the most effective ways to even it
up is with the Tormenter, a device certain to have your best,
or worst enemy climbing the walls.

     Imagine sitting in a quiet room or car and
every so often hearing an "eeeep!" that seems to come from
everywhere, but when you search you can't find the source of
the noise because it has stopped.  You go back to work, or
sleep, or whatever, and ".....eeeep!"

     Think of the torment as 24 hours a day, day after day,
your enemy is eeeped! And if you really want to personalize
the sound, you can change the output from an eeep! to a foop!,
a pfst! or an eeeooop!

     The tormenter is completely self-contained.  No power
switch is needed or used because the intermittent sound
results in a very low average current and the battery will
last several months, possibly a year or more!!  To silence the
Tormenter simply unsnap the battery terminal.

     The sound quality produced by the Tormenter is determined
primarily by R6, C2, and to a lesser extent by R2.  The
current values produce an "pfst!" Increasing R2(no more than
2x's) increases the pitch.

     Increasing C1's value increases the delay between the
sound(for maximum torment increase C1 to between 100 mF and
200 mF causing a delay of over 2 minutes.

    I have included two different settings.  The first is the original
schematic and makes the "pfst!", the second is my favorite variation
and makes a nice sliding "eeeooooooop!" which is damn annoying.

----------------[=PARTS LIST=]----------------
Q1,Q3 -ECG-123A, NPN transistors (check Radio Shack
Q2,Q4 -ECG-159, PNP transisors    Semiconductor Reference Guide for their
(All fixed resistors are 1/4 watt 10% units)
R1 -1 Megohm
R2 -27000 ohm or *40000 Ohm
R3 -1800 ohm                          * = X-Man's variations
R4 -100,000 ohm
R5 -270 ohm or *Jumper
R6 -1000 ohm

C1 -80 mF or *30mF, 10-WVDC, electrolytic capacitor
C2 -.05mf, 10-WVDC, disk or mylar capacitor
SPKR1 -8 ohm, 2-inch PM Speaker
Misc-Battery Terminal, Circuit mounting board (2" x 4"), and a
little cement to attach the battery and speaker to the board.

     For the innovative, we were able to etch a circuit board
with dimensions of only 1" x 2" allowing the whole device to fit
inside the palm of your hand.  However, the normal size is still small
enough to suit most needs.

     Well, that should do it.  Just follow the schematics and
put it all together.  Both variations have been extensively
field-tested in hostile enviroments (English and Physics) and
have come through with flying colors.  A really great place to
put this device is in the announcement speaker in the ceiling
or (If you really want to be evil) somewhere amongst the thousands of
books in your library!

                                   The XMAN

     ( See the attatched x-torm.gif )

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