In this video I show how I reduce the noise from electronic toys that my 4 year old roommates receive as gifts. First pass is to just try to get the toys sent to Grandma’s or any other house. When that won’t fly, I resort to this.
To make the fix all it takes is some small screwdrivers, and some felt from a craft store.
Not only does this trick make the toys quieter but it acts as a lowpass filter taking some of the shrill tinny sound out of the toys. Now they can play with it in their room and still hear it, but the rest of the house wont.
The screwdriver I’m using in the video is from this set:
They’re Wiha Dynamic screwdrivers. The Wiha Dynamics are my go to when I’m not requiring precision screwdrivers, or the muscle of something like the Wera Chiseldrivers. When working on amplifiers, computer cases and the like they fit the bill. They have palm caps on the back to quickly loosen screws, and have long shafts for recessed screws in small holes. The tips are very good and as long as you’re using the right size pretty much guarantee you won’t strip anything.
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