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this instructable will teach you how to make a quick and easy Flash Bang.
this was not my idea, i found it on youtube.
WARNING: while using a Flash Grenade, it is a very good idea to wear non-flammable gloves, and sunglasses.
DISCLAIMER: If you end up hurting yourself or others or setting something on fire, then I take no responsibility for it.
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Step 1: Materials

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What you need:
Two cigarette lighters, (a small bic one is fine)
the other one is to heat the flint up.
Gloves (optional)
Sunglasses (optional)

Step 2: Destruction!

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Pic 1: take the bic lighter and the pliers, then push the plier into the hole where the flame comes out, then pull of the metal covering.
It should look like the second picture.

Step 3: The barrel

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once again using the pliers, slowly pull the barrel off. there is a flint with a spring under it and the flint will shoot out, so be careful, because the flint is the most important part.

Step 4: The Flash itself

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Now the flint and the spring will be revealed.
Strech the spring so its relatively long, then wrap it around the flint.
CAUTION: make sure that the flint is very secure in the spring so that when you pull your arm back to throw it you don't end up setting your pants on fire.
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This Instructable can easily end up maiming you or someone else. It's not recommended that you try it.

mrademeyer18 months ago

hi there thanks for the info but this one is not so useful as one you shoot out a pellet or one like grenade that you throw but i was thinking of using magnisium lint or similar

~Aeronous~ (author) 5 years ago
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Becuase usage of this instructable can maim people for life, and damage property, and similar ideas have already done so, I for one don't think it is appropriate to have here, few people would be brave enough to tell you that, so thats your answer to,

"How come no ones commenting?"

Despite your warnings and disclaimers, when somebody does get hurt by use of your instructable, you will still be morally responsible if not legally responsible.

Could you live with yourself, knowing somebody has been maimed for life?''

I note this is your first attempt, I suggest you can do a lot better, with a more appropriate topic, and I will watch out for it, in case you deserve a lot nicer comment than this one.

Have a great day.
How could he be morally and legally responsible? The question focuses more-so on the latter. You can go anywhere on the internet for information on how to do any number of things, but the reader makes the decision on whether or not to use the information in a positive or negative way.

It seems to me that there is a difference between informing and "putting the gun in the hand, loading, cocking, and aiming it", so to speak.

Furthermore, if the reader is dumb enough to attempt something dangerous with a disclaimer, then why should Visper feel bad if they maim themselves?
it depends on if you have a conscience mate, how would you feel in your own mind?
But that only would go as far as morally responsible.
morally responsible >>>>>>>if not legally<<<<<<<<<
I'm still a bit lost here, or perhaps you are. How could he considered legally responsible for this? I get the morally, and I don't agree with it, but that's moot as of now. In what way could he possibly be legally responsible?
He said he wasn't legally responsible but most would find themselves morally guilty if someone was harmed.
Actually he said morally, if not legally.
Actually my English meant, if he was not HELD legally responsible, he would still in his own mind be morally responsible.

Stop flogging a dead horse Skate, in my mind, Visper has more common sense than you because he understood what I meant first go.

He is from Auz, I am from NZ, and its you jokers whom bombed Japan with the first A-bomb, when Japan were goners already, in affect, your people PLAYED with the biggest most destructive bomb ever, just to see what it could do. All that was needed to end the war, was to blockade Japan until they decided to surrender, no invasion was needed at all.

The USA itself decided it was legal to drop the bomb on civil ins, babies, 5-years olds, 10-year olds, but still a lot of your citizens decided they (The USA) were morally responsible, and more than one nuclear scientist felt so bad about the number of civilians babies and kids killed, that they killed themselves in remorse, holding themselves morally responsibly, if not legally responsible.

So let me get this straight, you condemned the acts of America ending WW2 with a bomb, and by doing so you commend the acts of Japan killing thousands of NEUTRAL U.S. Sailors. In my opinion, Japan itself (who the general of Japan even said) "Woke a force they cannot quell"

~Aeronous~ (author)  Lateral Thinker5 years ago
hey, I'm not australian, i just live here. I'm actually from London.
~Aeronous~ (author)  ~Aeronous~5 years ago
Oh and I'm not 15, I am 11, but to have an account you need to be over 14.
good for you i'm 12 and from gloucester which unless you have a brain you will never have heard of. but since you do have a brain why don't we fight this control freak together.
~Aeronous~ (author)  uberzombiebob4 years ago
Haha, Gloucester in England, I AM from england, and I do have a brain, and that was one year ago, and I am 12, and he has aspergers syndrome, and I made friends with him, and we settled on the argument, and he managed to persuade me to post a christmas tree.
I am also the Instructables Robot, you just in effect, pleaded guilty. The process now is that you kindly resign. Its kids like you, trying to sign up for the Army, at the beginning of WW2 by understating your age, that got the world into the mess it is today. Come over to the Aspie forum, we are discussing dust explosions.
~Aeronous~ (author)  Lateral Thinker5 years ago
I don't want to be in the army though
No way will they have you, if you tell them you enjoy making bombs, the Army is all about peace keeping now. But, the Army just said this morning, if they have to keep the peace in school play grounds, then the Air Force had better reactivate our Skyhawk squadron in case the Army has to withdraw and RUN for their sanity. :-) NZ, due to normal wear and tear, (training crashes) NZ bought up all the Auz Skyhawks when Auz got rid of their one Aircraft carrier Sydney, luckily they were the same model and era. Now NZ is trying to sell them, but the USA has to approve the buyer of '60s technology.
Dude, what's your problem? It's just a project and the reader should know that when there's a disclaimer, you could possibly get hurt . Why should the author have moral responsibility? And most people do know what a conscience is. Fewer people, though, have what is called common sense. Common sense is necessary when starting any sort of project, as it alerts you to the obvious dangers of said project.
Hey Mate, its an old topic, Visper and me became mates. But it does a pear that you go around looking for ways to make trouble. Over and out
not to bring up an old topic, but it's spelled appear, not a pear.
No wonder our kids are going into bomb making, YOU are over here. Locally, school teachers no longer want to monitor school yards at lunch times, too dangerous, the government is thinking about calling in the Army, and fitting the only half dozen APC we have, with water cannon. Its going to be the end of the world, as us oldies knew, and loved it. You kids got too much power, but a warning to the wise, wait till you grow up, and you have to deal with YOUR OWN kids. That will teach you.
Thanks for your help Insaneisfun.

I am beginning to think a lot of people dont know what a "conscience" is.

And just for those who dont know, its that little voice in your head, that tells you that you are partly at least, responsible when bad things happen.

While not naming famous people that dont have a conscience, I will just say that such people are responsible for a lot of pain caused to people on this planet.

One of the milder examples, is the businessman out for a quick profit, who dumps toxic waste on the road side, rather than pay for proper disposal.

True, it is possible he could end up legally responsible (if legal proof was found) but it was his lack of a conscience that caused him to contaminate the environment in the first place.

Visper and myself had a on-going discussion, wide ranging, I found him okay albeit maybe a bit young to understand such things on his own accord, but he fully understands now.

For doubters,

Here is what moral responsibility means.

If you create a small bomb, and publish the plans, with every legal disclaimer you can think of, and a 5-year old kid loses his hand FOR LIFE, its that little voice in your head, named Conscience that will for ever and ever, point your OWN finger at you, and say "You are responsible"

That is the difference between Moral and Legally responsible.

There is one other important difference.

A legal punishment, for such things, is rarely more than a year or two, manslaughter might be 6-7 years, but your conscience will punish you for life, EVEN AFTER you finish your legal punishment.

A conscience can be so punishing, that some people wish that execution was still on the law books, I am thinking of some people imprisoned for life, every day, being reminded why they are no longer free.
~Aeronous~ (author)  Lateral Thinker5 years ago
I did warn people though, so if they decide to go and F up their own lives, I don't thnk I would care that much.
~Aeronous~ (author)  ~Aeronous~5 years ago
but still, if someone did do that then i would take this instructable offline.
Visper, no need to take it off line, but I am sure you will know better in future, its all part and parcel of growing up. Our discussions since, on-list, and off-list, I found you lots more mature that I expected. I guess you were in a hurry to publish something for your first Instructable. Some time ago, in NZ, a 15-year old kid, stole a car, and decided to see how fast it would go. When he finally stopped, the police told him that he had just run over and killed an elderly lady. (it was night) He went into shock, began crying, his whole future disintegrated that second, he had just become a criminal, and no matter how hard he wished, he could not ever turn the clock back to before he got into that car, and decide instead to continue walking. But Visper, I still complement you for having the brains to UNDERSTAND right back at the beginning, unlike some other people whom are continuing to flog the dead horse, after you and me both agreed, the horse was dead, no more more discussion needed and we then both moved on to new and better things. I guess some people got nothing better to do in life than flog dead horses.
~Aeronous~ (author)  Insaneisfun5 years ago
... I'm not in NZ now. i probably wont be till near end of the year
hummm the hole idea in this is to teach people the fact remains that anything that is in this site can be used to cause harm it like people saying guns kill people don't be dang fool it not the weapon or the thought it is the person that decides to use it in a harmful way. when you try to condemn a idea you also condemn the whole community in the saying that it causes harm well if people were taught how to use things properly and to also drive in to their heads that they are responsible for their actions and stop using the excuse of (well I read it here so it not my fault) jests use you head I hope you have a better life than to sit on the net looking for people to criticize them for ther work or ideas. if all done this we still be in the dark ages.........
~Aeronous~ (author)  Lateral Thinker5 years ago
okay... but it WAS actually a school science project, I just chose to put it on instructables
Hey Vister, I note your removed your "How come no ones commenting?" of Aug 6, 2009. 1:01 AM which I mentioned in my Aug 6, 2009. 4:16 AM as above. :-)

I suppose I have to be honest, at 15, I was making match stick rockets.

I suppose people grow out of such things, have you got your next project under way yet?

Some years ago, a young kid in Australia, maybe 14-15, spotted a spider in his parents house, and quickly built a flame-thrower to exterminate it. But that was over-kill as he also managed to exterminate his parents half million dollar house.

Oops! (Insurance company refused to pay out)
~Aeronous~ (author)  Lateral Thinker5 years ago
lolz, I had a lot of supervision

I would have thought you had better judgement than the teachers at your school. But then, I left school maybe 150-years ago, (That is what it feels like at age 53) and today, I suppose teachers care even less about safety, as long as they themselves don't have to take responsibility.

Would you agree that your school should have steered you towards a safer project?

"Just choosing" to put it on instructables, still does not remove your moral responsibly, how would you feel in yourself if somebody younger than you, with less brains and common sense than you, permanently maimed themselves? (I have worked with such people, burns, can ruin the rest of your life, and some are blinded, or have lost hands, experimenting with such ideas)

Anyway, I am sure you will think twice now.

So what ideas have you got for your next Instructable ?

Look here for some free books, for ideas, its okay to turn some of these projects into Instructables, the books are copyleft (out of copyright), and the rules here allow for use of books like this.

I learnt heaps from those kinds of books. (BTW, the links are for anybody, not just Visper) and email me if you need some advice. I do not bear grudges.

I just set up a group and I will be posting more such links there.

Look after yourself, sorry for my delay in replying, I just had a particularly bad day, was preparing for bed, then I recalled seeing your reply to my comment which was emailed to me, and I had forgotten to reply. I did it ASAP, I did not want you feeling too hurt, and I can see you know better now, so I put you out of your misery by replying this instant.
Ps, if you create an instructable from the books on that link, I have interpreted the rules here, as saying you need to credit the source of your idea, so copy and paste the above link into your Instructable. And it is CHEATING if anybody copies and pastes ANY PART of these books into an Instructable, you MUST actually build for yourself the project from the books, and take all your pictures etc, from your OWN project. Otherwise, how will you know what to say about building it, let alone know it works?
jlee1701 year ago
That's simple, all right, but it works more like a firecracker. I was looking for something more explosive. Lame in my way, cool in others. Nice firecracker, bro.
redman882 years ago
only thing i have to say about this is Gloves and Sunglasses are not optional.
To download Go to the last page and click the ''flash video.wmv''
kevl35 years ago
Hey just wondering if you did hold it in your hand or threw it late would you get burnt. Does it burn at a high temp or does it just burn bright?
~Aeronous~ (author)  kevl35 years ago
its very hot so you would burn yourself, but the flash is not timed, say you held it on the spring for a while, it would just cool down and go grey, it explodes on impact.
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