■ PHOTO 8. Oblique view of the inside of the
■ FIGURE 1. Construction details of the rain chime.
■ PHOTO 9. View of the cement garden block
entire assembly, “chime” head, and column
were mounted via a flange to a 1’ x 1’ concrete
garden block (Photo 9). When it rains, I turn on
the amplifier to listen to the metallic “plink,
plink” of raindrops hitting the steel bowl.
When it pours, the noise is thunderous. Those
more electronically gifted than I should be
able to figure out a way to turn these “sounds”
into calibrated rainfall rates. NV
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