Chime Fu

Spiderman 3, the final battle between Venom and Spidey. [youtube=] link Heavy chime action is at timecode 2:15, or 1:10 from the end.

WinChime RingTone: Uniden ELX500

We have a Uniden ELX500 cordless telephone handset in the office (used here primarily for its Bluetooth connectivity). How do we add a WinChime ringtone? The Phone This handset, compatible with other phones in Uniden’s 5.8 GHz digital (non-DECT, non Voip) multiple-extension product line, is unusual for cordless phones, having a flip-phone form factor, USB … Read more

Bike Wind Chime

Sprockets of various sizes on a bicycle derailleur gear create different pitches, great for a wind chime. (Make) What other mechanical devices have components in a range of sizes, suitable for chimes?

WinChime RingTone

We have a TracFone v176 (GSM, Motorola) and wanted to add a WinChime ringtone to the handset, preferably at no charge. Generate a MIDI File We know that this phone is capable of playing MIDI files directly. This can be verified by navigating on the phone to Multimedia-> Sounds-> Clouds-> (Menu)-> Details-> Select, and noticing … Read more

One-Note Wind Chime

A favorite television series around this office is the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. One music theme keeps playing in my head, “Cylons Were Created”, available for download from, characterized by a single repeated syncopated piano note with short sustain, B above middle-C, 493.88Hz. Although we don’t claim perfect pitch, we do seem to hear that … Read more

Chime Patents

Trawling Google’s patent database, we searched wind chime patents for sound ideas (pun intended). Here are a few notable audio-related patents, omitting ornamental designs and most chime-electronic-electric hybrids: Adjustable wind chime clapper support 1990. A clapper may be raised and lowered to change the tone, omit striking some tubes, or silence the chime. Multiple tone … Read more

Building Chimes

Although we enjoy virtual wind chimes, the real thing is good, too. We recently happened upon a book containing a wealth of information on the design and construction of wind chimes, which we can recommend without reservation. Wind Chimes: Design and Construction, 63 page paperback with audio CD, by Bart Hopkin. We have been a … Read more

Chime Alarm Clock

Here is an alarm clock that plays physical wind chimes– well, not wind, really, unless your bedroom is breezy, but chimes. Cute idea. Check out the video. Link (kudos Gizmodo)