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A thumper is a short stake with a spring-loaded clapper on one end. With the catch released, the thumper would pound repeatedly. It was used to summon a sandworm on the planet Arrakis.

Some thumpers also had a candle, which, when lit, would last for approximately one hour. After the candle burned out, the catch would automatically be released, and the thumper would begin to pound.

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  • Maker hooks - Set of Fremen-developed mechanical devices essential to wormriding, used for climbing and holding onto a sandworm's outer armoured scales, and shifting them to influence and steer a sandworm.
  • Fremkit - Fremen-developed desert survival kit, includes thumpers and Maker hooks among other essential equipment.
  • Images of thumpers

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