Sound Effect Strobe Light Teardown



  1. Packaging
  2. Instruction
  3. Shell – Plastic
  4. Handle – Plastic
  5. Bulbs Protection – Plastic
  6. Main Body
  7. Battery Cover – Plastic
  8. Rotary Switch – Plastic
  9. Buffer Ring – Rubber
  10. Battery
  11. Screw A
  12. Screw B



The LED bulbs can flicker at different frequencies and be adjusted by the rotary switch.


The circle push button on the middle is the manual switch for power on.


Two types of screwdrivers

Design Elements

  1. The main purposes of the objest are simple, to create the sound and flicker effect. The interesting parts are that it can control the flicker frequency and has a manual switch that differs from the motor switch which can create the changing visual effect and different ways to control. That could inspire me in different ways.
  2. The materials are common overall. Basically made of plastic.

Author: yufengyvan

Hi I’m Yufeng or you can call me Yvan. I’m from ShenZhen which is a beautiful modern city in the south of China. My undergrads major was Urban Planning which is considering a larger scale of development and design for the certain area of city. But I’m also interested in making beautiful and functional products as well as the thinking in systematic problem. I’m looking forward to the course for learning all kinds of new making methods with all of you.

3 thoughts on “Sound Effect Strobe Light Teardown”

  1. It’s really interesting to see how only a few components can make this thing. I am really wondering why they have left so much space open. They could have compacted the system. It may be to dissipate the heat that is generated.

    1. Yeah, I think the overall space is decided by the length of motherboard, bulbs and the amount of batteries. And I agree that it still has extra space inside the box. Maybe because the square structure is easier to shape and control compared with other structures like cylinder and prism.

  2. Your teardown is very interesting, and has a very complete flow chart, let me understand the internal structure through your disassembly!

Comments are closed.