Introduction: How to Make an Airsoft/Paintball Landmine [HD Video Tutorial]

In this video I show how to make a landmine with a remote charge for use in airsoft or paintball. Baking soda is used in the charge because it is cheap, non toxic, and not flammable. If you like this video be sure to share it on Facebook and give it a 1+ on Google Plus!

Parts List:
Replacement BBQ Igniter
Plastic Bottle
Soup Can and Lid
3/4" to 2" PVC Reducer
2" PVC Coupling
4 Feet of Wire
Hot Glue
Electrical Tape
Clear Packaging Tape
90%+ Isopropyl Alcohol
Spray Bottle


blackholeseeker (author)2015-04-17

Awesome tutorial!! Love how you didnt rush through everything.

MatthewR1 (author)2014-09-03

I can't find a grill igniter will the two wires. What type of igniter do I need?

TheGoonSniper (author)2013-01-27

Thank you so much i have been wrestling with the land mine idea i have tried everything and none of them worked this is the cheapest one i have found and it works

Jgourlay (author)2012-12-23

could you add a mag

Wyattr55123 (author)2012-08-08

use a metal barrel and load with paintballs, and hook it up to a line of mines

jobard (author)2012-02-16

What if I use gasoline or metanol spray, instead?

then it becomes illegal. the police will refer to in as a bomb.

Why wouldn't an alcohol landmine be considered a bomb? It's the same thing.

tinker234 (author)2012-04-07

i wonder could i use a paint can cut the lid around the center and take the barbuce lighter and put the foot peddle on fill with flash cotton and a simple mine

jakeman300 (author)2012-02-13

i am having trouble with my mine. I am using 99% alcohol, using 1-2 mists and it just doesn't wanna burn. i don't know if there is something i missed, but can you think of a reason that it won't blow up.

Most likely it's not working just because it doesn't have just the right amount of fuel. You'll have to experiment with it to get the amount right. If that still doesn't work, your screws may need to be made closer together to get a hotter spark, or the wires leading to the bottle might be too long and draining a lot of the energy.

Blitzblogger (author)2011-12-29

Just a note to add, all major Airsoft organizers that I have seen prohibit pyrotechnic based mines. But, it is a really neatly done idea! I liked it, but to bad I can't use it. I'll be working on making a compressed air, or CO2 thing using a similar set up. I'll be more than happy to give you credit for inspiration though.

frag master (author)2011-11-18

can u rig three to go off useing one pressure pad?

theswordninja561 (author)2011-11-16

IT.........ISN'T..........FAIR WHEN YOU PLAY PAINTBALL!!!! your too awesome

Abloo1903 (author)2011-08-29

Do you think you could make a 2.0 version where you could explain how to fire airsoft bb's out of it.

No, but I can explain it. Rather than using a 3/4" to 2" PVC reducer, simply use a 3/4" coupling to go over the end of the bottle. Fill the coupling with bbs once the mine is fueled and it's good to go.

harry88 (author)2011-08-04

do you think theres a way to mod it to shoot airsoft bbs

NightHawkInLight (author)harry882011-08-05

Yes, just shrink down the barrel diameter so the force is better directed and it should work just fine.

harry88 (author)NightHawkInLight2011-08-05


Dr. Who (author)harry882011-08-20

i would just put some bbs into the baking powder and load it like normal.

nemisissy (author)2011-08-08

Do you think you could replace the soup can lid with something larger? like maybe a small sheet of metal or wood? obviously harder to conceal, but is there also a way for a trip wire possibly? I don't see one

Sorry for the delay. Yes you could use a larger foot pedal. You could also make a trip wire trap with a little modification. Maybe that will be in a future video.

meanbean (author)2011-08-14

Would flour be cheaper than baking soda?

Yes, but it could catch fire. That would not be a good thing. Try youtubing the word 'creamora'.

NightHawkInLight (author)2011-08-09

It's nice. You can slip it over a t-shirt if it's hot, or over snowpants and a jacket. Very versatile.

ilpug (author)2011-07-28

BRILLIANT. ive been wondering how to make one of these for ages. i never thought of a barbecue ignitor, even though i have like 3. how long does the mine stay operable?

NightHawkInLight (author)ilpug2011-07-28

I haven't had one go dead on me yet. I would guess they last a good 6 hours. Something to note, more alcohol is better than less. Too little and it won't ignite, too much and the excess will not stay suspended in the air so it will balance out regardless.

Thank you for your comment.

a better choice would be a butane torch, that way the fuel air mix is perfect and it will ignite regardless of the amount of fuel.

R.A.T.M (author)2011-07-23

hi i gave you a 5 but it says 4.09 ahh what ever

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