Simple Working Telegraph System

Simple Working Telegraph System


As a kid, I had a ham radio receiver and I would stay up late listening to the bbc and the robotic-sounding noises of morse-code communication. This rig would have been fun to run between my room and my brother’s room for secret communication. Got a morse code project idea? Leave a note in the comments!

As you can see, this was a carefully thought-out and executed project. Many people just want to build a very simple set to become familiar with the basic principles of the electric telegraph. The following project is the simplest functional telegraph system construction project that I could find. It requires very few parts and all of them should be commonly available. Link

12 thoughts on “Simple Working Telegraph System

  1. srg_13 says:

    I saw a project exactly like this in a book a couple of years ago…

  2. matthew_kleinmann says:

    Even simpler is to use a wood riser and a hack saw blade for the key and the ticker. No need to come up with the metal pieces. Thin steel can be hard to find. You can not just cut up old cans anymore.

  3. akaDruid says:

    Morse project ideas…

    I’ve often thought Morse code has a great potential for non-visual. non-audible communication.

    I’d like my phone to use the vibrate feature to communicate emails, SMS, and status to me by Morse.

    I read somewhere that proficient Morse users can outperform proficient users of modern phone keypads. So Morse should make a great input method for small devices – not fiddly, and less need to look at the screen.

    If I ever get time, I will write some software for my phone and make a bluetooth Morse key.

  4. HaraldHansen says:

    A Morse code training aid is a good programming project for beginners. I remember I did one during my teens.

  5. youceffffffffffff says:

    waw good thing good project…

  6. jeff says:

    i did it but used a speaker vice the magnetic coil, then tried a led so it was quiet

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