Exploding Screwdriver

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Introduction: Exploding Screwdriver

In this Instructable, I made an exploding screwdriver or a noise maker.

I really can't think a name for this thing.


Step 1:

I used a small screwdriver with changeable bits.

After removing the clip, I cut a rubber band in half and tied it to a screw.

To make sure rubber band would not slip off the screw, it was secured with heat-shrink tubing.

I tied the other end of a rubber band to the screwdriver, and wrapped it with an electrical tape.

Step 2:

Then I glued some feathers with a hot glue.

Now load the screwdriver with sulphur or 1-3 "heads of matches without the wood" and insert the screw.

Throw the screwdriver in the air, when it will land on a hard surface, there should be an explosion.

Feathers will make the screwdriver fall with the shaft down.

Rubber band is there to hold the screw and to prevent losing it on explosion.

Cheap way to make some noise only with matches and a screwdriver.

Make sure the screw you use is not sharp.

I think it's pretty safe "toy", but only you can be the judge, so do it at your own risk.

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    I sure like this screwdriver idea - so will my grandkids (hee-hee!). We used to do all sorts of things with those red cap-gun-caps. Our school desks were one piece. The seat folded up and down, resting on heavy-duty iron braces when in use. Trouble-makers used to set one or two caps on each iron ledge and wait for an unsuspecting kid to get in trouble when s/he dropped the seat down and the loud Bang! followed!

    yes I can think of a name for this is called Dangerous!! First the noise and then if it blows up in someone's face they have to go to the hospital- or burns from their fingers..Do not try this at home!! I don't know about anyone else but I like all my fingers intact-thank you!! Yes I have experimented with gunpowder and -flaming liuid- fired cannons to make noise. I still have all my fingers-just a word of caution to anyone that is going to try this.

    I don't find it dangerous at all.

    It's like one of those cap guns that you shoot to make some noise. Explosion might be bigger, but you don't hold it in the hand. You throw it in the air and step away.

    Like "Mr_o_uk" said, he had something very similar as a kid.

    Anyway, thanks for the comment.

    It's up to individuals to decide if it's something they want to make or not.

    I dont think it's dangerous either..
    As kids, I and my friends in the village used to play with a similar home made toy, but an upscaled version. We used sparkplug, a bolt, and plastic rope as tail.. our's needed at least 10 sticks at least! sometimes we'd go to half a matchbox, we also needed the ignition paper (i'm not sure what you call these, the sides of the matchbox usually has it, just rip some off) to seal the sulphur and act as igniter on impact.
    All we get is a loud bang.. If we played at night we'd see a tiny bit of spark, nothing that could burn anyone unless maybe if you play in the gas station.. :D
    Thanks for sharing!

    p.s. Here's an image to show our tipical version:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vBi_-xnynHM/TN3lZR5RYkI/...
    To explain abit: the sparkplug needs to be modified, remove the spark tip and the ceramic shaft, here's the detailed images of construction: http://www.kaskus.co.id/show_post/51dcb8ff7e12437c63000014/268/-

    Now I understand. When "dmaz.culz" first mentioned spark plugs, I did not understand how would that work, but now I do. It does look very similar.

    A part about playing in the gas station made me laugh :)

    Cheers

    Your ible inspired me to make it again.. :)
    Two matchstick's head make a good bang already, 5 was really loud..
    And about sulphur, i'm pretty sure i smell it in the matches in this part of the world.

    That looks very cool. I am sure it's super loud :)

    could u tell me where to get one of them screwdrivers PLZ?