HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DRUMSTICK SUPER-CHARGER
Here’s our favorite way to get the most out of Hiptrix Drumsticks: A home-made drumstick charging chamber made from common household items and an 18” UV blacklight fixture. Depending on how crazy you want to get, these can be incredibly fast and easy to make, or a larger project if you are a stickler for quality or details. The method described here can be done by even a novice, both quickly and effectively.
NOTE: We are not responsible for injury or damage to property as a result of the steps described in this project. Everything here is safe if you follow the instructions properly. Create at your own risk. Please read through and understand the instructions prior to undertaking any steps of this project.
What you’ll need:
- 18” UV Blacklight Fixture
- Box from 24-pack of soda cans or other beverage (or other flexible carboard-like surface)
- Aluminum Foil
- Double-sided tape (or spray adhesive)
- Duct Tape (or adhesive velcro)
Let’s get started then!
First, let’s look at your cardboard. It doesn’t need to be cardboard, it doesn’t need to be a soda or beer
box. You can decide what you’d like to use once you’ve read through and understand the process. Now, for ease of use and accessibility, we’re going to stick with a 24-case box of soda or pop, depending on where you’re from.
Alright, so pick out a 24 or 30 case of you favorite beverage, or any beverage you like, really. Actually, you don’t even have to like the beverage, it can be anything you prefer. That’s not what’s important right now.
What is important is that the cardboard have plenty of flexibility, and that the surface area of the largest side be larger than about 10” x 15”.
Step One - Cutting
Again, what we need is a piece of cardboard
larger than 10 x 15”. The large sides of this box are about 10.5” x 15.5”. Perfect! Carefully cut one (or both) of them out so you have just a flat piece of cardboard.
One box of this type will obviously yield two panels the size we need. Each super-charger only requires one of these pieces of cardboard, so you’ll have enough to make two if you’d like.
You’ll also want to cut a piece of aluminum foil to about the same size as your cardboard piece.