Introduction: TP Popper Time Bomb/Fire Seed
This Instructable will show you how to make a popper sized time bomb that is quite easy and unpredictable in the time of detonation. I will warn you that it is very unpredictable, not that it might not explode trust me it will, but what categories it as a time bomb to me is the fact that it will burn for at least a minute if done properly.
Now I say "at least" because I have timed them from one minute to one minute and forty five seconds. I have thought it went out and it blew up two or three feet from me, and I thought, "I was going to pick that up!" JUST DON'T EVEN TRY TO PICK IT UP! Just leave it, trust me.
If you "plant" it in, say for example a card board box, it would burn down the box and blow away the evidence.
What you will need is mostly found in the home. All accept the power charges.
1.Power charges from any caliber I guess.
2.A lighter or match.
4.Thin string(preferably cotton)
5.Pliers(needle nose if possible)
This is exceedingly simple and should take you about three minutes to make. The size and loudness of your bomb will fully depend on what kind of power load you use. The amount of TP you use is crucial in how long you want it to burn.
Step 2: Open the Carge. or Not...
Option#1-To open a charge, use your pliers to squish the end of the load flat. Just the end! Once you've done this, take it again and squish it from the opposite sides you just squashed thus opening it. Confusing in words, but easy to do.
Option#2-Unless you don't want to open the charge and want a bigger explosion. If you dont open the charge, you will get a louder and more dangerous explossion. If you choose to leave it closed, it will create shrapnal and will send shards of the charge flying through the air. It's just a minny grenade.
Step 3: Wrap It With TP
To wrap it, take your TP and wrap the charge in it tightly. We are trying to get a smoldering effect so it lasts. Hold the charge upright as you wrap it and as you go along, and compact the top and the bottom of the TP on the charge(refer to photo). You have to use at least 2 sheets to get enough heat. And I suggest up to 5.
Step 4: Bound the Finished Product
To finish the ball and make sure it doesn't come undone, you must tie it all together with string. Take about one foot worth of string and wrap the ball with it. I've found it dosn't matter how you tie it up, just as long as it's tight. When it is wrapped, take the two ends and spin them together. That is what you see in the photo. NOT a fuse.
I use cotton so when I spray it with lighter fluid, it doesn't come undone in the middle of the burning process. You can try what ever you want though. I don't recomend tape.
Step 5: 10, 9, 8, 7, BOOM
You have finished the time bomb. The little end of the strings that look like a fuse is for holding the ball with if you choose to spray it. I highly recommend this to speed up the process. Plus it lets you light it quicker and enables you to just drop it. I must caution you again to be very careful with this bomb with the knowledge that it could blow at any time! I have found that there are some stages for you to look for to estimate the time you have left until the bomb blows.
1.The first stage is when you first light it, it should be a moderately high flame.1 min-1.75 mins.
2.The second stage is when the flame goes down and is almost out. 30seconds-45 seconds.
3.When the flame goes completely out DON'T TOUCH IT! I can't stress this enough! 10 seconds!
4.The final stage is very volatile and should be left alone completely. At this point a gust of wind could set it off. Kind of like how blowing on a camp fire makes it hotter and stronger. 5 SECONDS!
You can see these stages in the video. Sadly, I had to cut the video because it was too long. you can still see the stages. Look carefully.
Anyways, have fun and I'm not responsible for any stuff you set on fire ,blow up, or scare with this.
I encourage any one with a question to post it on the comments and I will answer it within a day or two.
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Please be positive and constructive.