Low-drain circuit operating from 1. 5-V cell uses National LM3909 flasher IC to simulate fire-alarm siren. Pressing button produces rapidly rising wail, with tone coasting down in frequency after button is released. Sound from loudspeaker resembles that of motor-driven siren. Volume is adequate for child`s pedal car. -P. Lefferts, Power-Miser Flashe
r IC Has Many Novel Applications, EDN Magazine, March 20, 1976, p 59-66.