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DIY Corner : Make your own Stethoscope at Home

Team StoryWeavers|April 7, 2020| 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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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Naishaa Yadav

April 7, 2020

Nice diy

Pekham Mukhopadhyay

April 7, 2020

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

Jyostna Nitin saner

April 7, 2020

wow this is so cool

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…

Likith Kumar

April 7, 2020

Wow, this is amazing. Thanks byjus


April 7, 2020

Byjus is so much fun.I learn and have fun


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!???

Sovit m.k

April 7, 2020


Abhinav Srivastsa

April 7, 2020

Wow nice , amazing


April 8, 2020

I would want to make

Anuj Bhat

April 8, 2020

It was very informative .


April 8, 2020

Wow it’s amazing byjus


April 8, 2020

I like this and send more diy like this please

Anushka dadhich

April 8, 2020

Oh that’s nice I will try this!!


April 8, 2020

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


April 8, 2020

This is amazing and beautiful to do

Chhavi Gautam

April 8, 2020

Yes I tried

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 ???

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 ???

Aditya Narayan Mazumder

April 8, 2020

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

Chinmay satdeve

April 8, 2020

IT’S so interesting and easy


April 8, 2020

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


April 9, 2020

Very Nice

Nehal surve

April 9, 2020


Trrishan Saha

April 9, 2020



April 10, 2020

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


April 10, 2020

I did it… amazing experience


April 10, 2020

I will definitely try this activity after lockdown

Anandika Shukla

April 11, 2020

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


April 12, 2020

It is working !!?, Really Amazing!!


April 13, 2020

Amazing man!!

Isha Panwar

April 16, 2020

Thanks Byju’s

Disha Das

April 18, 2020

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

Tanishka Dagar

April 19, 2020

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

Uday Singh pal

April 21, 2020

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

Pavitra Suresh

April 21, 2020

I don’t have enough materials to make it ?


May 2, 2020

Best diy ever


May 6, 2020

Oh its amazing..

Subhodeb Ghosh

May 8, 2020

Brilliant diy thanks BYJU’S


May 19, 2020

Wow!! Its a way too cool

Priya Laxmi.j

May 22, 2020

Fantastic diy


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Gaurya Naik

June 3, 2020

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

Srishti Kashyap

June 4, 2020

it’s very cool ?????? and nice


June 11, 2020

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

santoshi saxena

June 16, 2020



June 18, 2020

Thanks byjus and Tanaya mam for this useful DIY

Muhamed Hashim.M

July 8, 2020

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

Aiden Bennet

July 10, 2020

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

K.M. Lavanya

July 17, 2020

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

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.???

Sreelakshmi Panicker

August 14, 2020

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

Dhairya Chandak

August 16, 2020

I have just one word to say , amazingggggggg .

Caroline Faria

September 6, 2020

Wow awesome I tried it

Maitrayee Sil

November 17, 2020

Wow! Amazing.

Tiana chopra

November 23, 2020

Spectacular !!!!!! 😄😄😄


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