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The Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb is pretty dang cool. I've seen a lot of the smaller stick bombs on Instructables but none of these chain ones so I'm really excited to share it with everyone. 
The chain is pretty easy to put together and is reusable so there is plenty of entertainment value. It's awesome to watch the stick bomb in action, rising like a cobra and noisily spitting sticks out as it goes. Watch the video to see it in action!
I would love to see other people's cobra weave stick bombs so if you make a cool one be sure to link in the comments. 

 
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Cross two sticks into an "x" shape like in the picture. You want it to be a little slantly so that there are two obtuse and two acute angles. The stick on top will be stick 1 and the stick on bottom will be stick 2, see picture for note.

If using two colors, these first two stick should be the same color, in my case green.

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Add another stick by tucking it's end under Stick 2 and letting the rest lay over Stick 3.

If using two colors then add a stick the color of the ones you used to make the "x" shape, in my case green.

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Continue adding sticks by tucking the end under the opposite color stick and letting the rest go over the other stick until you've reached the desired length. Just remember that patiece will pay off and the longer the stick bomb you make the longer explosion show you'll have.
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mcdonaldr10 months ago
difficult but cool
dspencer91 year ago
I'll do that.
thats a cool idea ill try later
patriotsman2 years ago
can you use small popsicle sticks?
jedijaxson2 years ago
Wait... did those just continuously explode... O.O
Jetpack52 years ago
This I will have to do when my nephew is back from visiting...
sherrycayheyhey (author)  Jetpack52 years ago
It is so fun! If you can, you should stop by Walmart and buy a big box of them for about $5. The big ones are are usually easier to work with and if you have some extra time you can dye them in a little bit of paint and water.
Plo Koon2 years ago
DANGGIT I HAVE NO POPSICLE STICKS!!!!! AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >=( >=( >=( !!!!!!!!!!
Plo Koon2 years ago
HOLY CABBAGE!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
GASSYPOOTS2 years ago
how do these things work!?!?!
the elastic tension is stored in the sticks, and when the stick is removed, the tension is released, making it blow up. As for the wave effect, i am not sure but i think it has to do with newton's third law of motion. Im only thirteen so dont expect me to be a real scientist.
Don't sell yourself short. Age isn't a qualification.
I CANT FIGURE THIS FREAKING THING OUT I TRY AND VIOLA IT JUST FALLS APART ON STICK 4




HELP!!!!!!!!ME!!!!!!!!!
yapoyo2 years ago
In the second video that was a mongoose detonation. do it the other way for a cobra detonation. Also, can i do it with the thin popsicle sticks(The ones that are on popsicles)
yapoyo yapoyo2 years ago
never mind i FINALLY got some jumbo sticks
the poodleo2 years ago
thats so cool a very neat instructable, i love it.
Queentut2 years ago
Thank you so much! I've been wondering about this all summer! The guy from AGT did this! Super cool!
klerik2 years ago
Pure Awesome! So gonna try this with my daughter this weekend!

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Win Guy2 years ago
AMAZING! Lol. It would make a great April Fool's prank. Say, buy a few 100-packs of Popsicle sticks, start a chain at the foot of the bed before the victim wakes up, and string a stick bomb all the way around the room a couple of times. When the victim gets out of bed, he/she will step on the end of the chain, trigger it, and then get scared out of their wits when they see something that seems to be digging up the floorboards in their room! Perfect!
Very good Instructable! 5/5, faved, and voted.
Win Guy
whygnat2 years ago
CoachPRush2 years ago
My provider has YouTube blocked. Is there any other way to video your creation? CoachPRush@aol.com
sherrycayheyhey (author)  CoachPRush2 years ago
proxy server :)
WPee2 years ago
NEAT DEMO !!!
DON'T STOP NOW.... Do a Cobra Weave in a complete circle !

That way when it comes FULL CIRCLE the un-doing will continue to DO the un-doing of the un-done and result in a re-doing of the un-done.

Ps: use BLACK popcycle sticks to prove the BLACK HOLE idea and video it in complete darkness.

AGAIN GREAT DEMO !!!
Talk about circular logic. ^^
Eric -
YEP! We're HEAVY on the 'circular' and very LIGHT on the 'logic' :-) :-)
astrong0 WPee2 years ago
thy logic is infallible.
nerd12 astrong02 years ago
yes, truly, thou art truly a 'natural' philosopher.
WPee astrong02 years ago
Astrong0 - Sherry did a great 'basic' demo,
BUT now it's up to the rest of us to help her complete the Cobra circle.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  WPee2 years ago
AHH! I love it! It would be so cool if putting them in a circle formation meant continuous cobra weave fun.
Sherry - my guess is ---
When someone with a (large) bit of Photoshop skill gets a hold of your DEMO and does their PShop-Magic there will be a 'continous' Cobra Weave hitting the Internet... so keep me posted.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  WPee2 years ago
I'm thinking it may just be easier to figure out a way to layout the sticks to make them actually do that than to try to photoshop it lol
Sherry - "STICK with it" ...and a solution will POP UP :-) :-)
Celine11072 years ago
Hahahahah fun I gotta try that some times!
mmulhall2 years ago
Do you use normal Popsicle sticks for this? I feel like they're too thick and/or not long enough and keep popping out on me :(
tabbas12 years ago
Check out this type of thing with Kinetic King on America's Got Talent. I'm definitely trying this
wrestlefan22 years ago
The KINETIC KING did this on this past season of America's Got Talent. He went for the world record and if it all would have gone off without any problem, he would have gotten it.

If you didn't watch AGT this season, do so. The Kinetic King so to the top 10
nocount2 years ago
This is the same kind of process thing that Kinetic King used on Americas Got Talent but his was WAY more complex. I wondered how it was done. Thanks for the 'structable. The longer the chain is the better it looked.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  nocount2 years ago
I bet he had an awesome layout but it's so easy to do that I wouldn't really consider it a talent. I hope he did flips or danced around it haha. I'm starting to get crazy ideas about how he could have spiced it up so I guess I'm going to have look up his performance.
got to AGT website and im pretty sure they still have the link up to his performances. He made it to the semi finals..
the "Kinetic King"

http://youtu.be/ueLxYKP5UzU

or this one...

http://youtu.be/MZpnW0BdfSA
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