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DIY Corner : Make your own Stethoscope at Home

Team StoryWeavers|April 07, 2020, 11:09 IST| 59

Do you know the theme of World Health Day 2020?

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to celebrate the critical role these healthcare workers play in keeping everyone healthy. Especially in trying times (COVID-19) like these, the healthcare workers are fighting in the front line risking their lives to save others by providing the best healthcare.

On the occasion of World Health Day, let’s learn about an interesting tool used by health workers – STETHOSCOPE!  

But first, let’s understand,

What is a Stethoscope?

A stethoscope is a device doctors use to listen to the action of one’s heart, lungs, and blood flow in arteries and veins. It has a small dice-shaped resonator placed on the surface of the skin and two tubes that connect to the listener’s ears. It was invented by René Laennec, a French doctor, in 1816.

Today, we cannot imagine doctors without their white coats and a stethoscope around their neck. But it’s not just confined to doctors alone. A stethoscope is also used as a diagnostic tool by nurses, paramedics, and vets.

Now that you know about a stethoscope and its use, what if we told you that you can make one for yourself at home? 

Do It Yourself Stethoscope

Here’s how you can make a stethoscope at home

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut the end of the balloons. 
  2. Take one funnel. Pull one balloon over the larger opening of the funnel. Make sure you pull the balloon tight enough so that it stretches over the funnel, like a drum.
  3. Secure the balloon with electrical tape.
  4. Stick the smaller end of the funnel to the plastic tube. (Ensure that your plastic tube is clear and flexible). Secure the joining section of the funnel and the tube with the electrical tape. 
  5. Now, you have one side of the stethoscope ready.
  6. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 on the other end of the plastic tube for the other side. 
  7. Voila! Your stethoscope is ready!
  8. Find a quiet place in your house to test the stethoscope. 
  9. Place the balloon end of one side of the tube over your heart and listen through the other end. In case the sound is too faint, try exercising for a minute and listen to your heartbeat again.

A homemade stethoscope is a great way to learn about how heart rates are different for different people. For example, you can count the number of times your heart beats within a minute as opposed to your parents.  

Will you make this stethoscope? What kind of sounds will you listen to with your stethoscope? Do let us know in the comments below.

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About the Author

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Tiana chopra

November 23, 2020

Spectacular !!!!!! ???

Maitrayee Sil

November 17, 2020

Wow! Amazing.

Caroline Faria

September 6, 2020

Wow awesome I tried it

Dhairya Chandak

August 16, 2020

I have just one word to say , amazingggggggg .

Sreelakshmi Panicker

August 14, 2020

Thank you for this DIY it is awesome to do at home!?.

Hemadharani Natarajan

July 30, 2020

This is really very nice. I tried it and enjoyed a lot while doing this. Thanks Byjus. Very Useful experiment during the lockdown.???

K.M. Lavanya

July 17, 2020

This is fabulous
I’ll make this and try with my dog first

Aiden Bennet

July 10, 2020

Nice. Every doctors don’t need to buy a stethoscope any more ????

Muhamed Hashim.M

July 8, 2020

The simple invention of stethoscope is really interesting , Thanks byjus for this


June 18, 2020

Thanks byjus and Tanaya mam for this useful DIY

santoshi saxena

June 16, 2020



June 11, 2020

Wow amazing brilliant ? thanks BYJUS team to give us informative text.

Srishti Kashyap

June 4, 2020

it’s very cool ?????? and nice

Gaurya Naik

June 3, 2020

What a wonderful DIY craft activity.We can make it and give it for small children?‍⚕️?‍⚕️


May 30, 2020



May 28, 2020


Priya Laxmi.j

May 22, 2020

Fantastic diy


May 19, 2020

Wow!! Its a way too cool

Subhodeb Ghosh

May 8, 2020

Brilliant diy thanks BYJU’S


May 6, 2020

Oh its amazing..


May 2, 2020

Best diy ever

Pavitra Suresh

April 21, 2020

I don’t have enough materials to make it ?

Uday Singh pal

April 21, 2020

It’s very interested and helpfull app for my lovely words
A lots of thanks byjus

Tanishka Dagar

April 19, 2020

This is really amazing. Thanks for helping me to make a stethoscope

Disha Das

April 18, 2020

Wow that’s awesome I will do this at home Thank you byjus

Isha Panwar

April 16, 2020

Thanks Byju’s


April 13, 2020

Amazing man!!


April 12, 2020

It is working !!?, Really Amazing!!

Anandika Shukla

April 11, 2020

I will make this DIY it is wonderful. Thank you byjus team


April 10, 2020

I will definitely try this activity after lockdown


April 10, 2020

I did it… amazing experience


April 10, 2020

I can’t wait to make it. Thank you so much bijus ???

Trrishan Saha

April 9, 2020


Nehal surve

April 9, 2020



April 9, 2020

Very Nice


April 8, 2020

Wow amazing
This was interesting during this lock down time .
Thank you byjus

Chinmay satdeve

April 8, 2020

IT’S so interesting and easy

Aditya Narayan Mazumder

April 8, 2020

Excellent project which can be duriing these days lockdown.Thank you y

Kothuri Lalitha dixitha

April 8, 2020

Nice do it myself (diy) was . Its. Useful as well as for knowing to do this . Its good byjus .

We will also make and enjoy it . Thank you byjus ???

K Lalitha dixitha

April 8, 2020

Nice do it myself (diy) was . Its. Useful as well as for knowing to do this . Its good byjus .

We will also make and enjoy it . Thank you byjus ???

Chhavi Gautam

April 8, 2020

Yes I tried


April 8, 2020

This is amazing and beautiful to do


April 8, 2020

It is very fun, interesting, useful and helpful. Thank you so much??

Anushka dadhich

April 8, 2020

Oh that’s nice I will try this!!


April 8, 2020

I like this and send more diy like this please


April 8, 2020

Wow it’s amazing byjus

Anuj Bhat

April 8, 2020

It was very informative .


April 8, 2020

I would want to make

Abhinav Srivastsa

April 7, 2020

Wow nice , amazing

Sovit m.k

April 7, 2020



April 7, 2020

If this stethoscope could tell me what my brother is talking about in the next room, I would really listen to that!???


April 7, 2020

Byjus is so much fun.I learn and have fun

Likith Kumar

April 7, 2020

Wow, this is amazing. Thanks byjus

Aditya Bharadwaj

April 7, 2020

It’s very interesting and most of the children can enjoy while doing the experiment….. Thank you byjus for for letting me know my capability…

Jyostna Nitin saner

April 7, 2020

wow this is so cool

Pekham Mukhopadhyay

April 7, 2020

It is really nice .I tried it ??????.Also useful

Naishaa Yadav

April 7, 2020

Nice diy


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