Remote Ignition System: Camera Flash Method

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Introduction: Remote Ignition System: Camera Flash Method

This is an instructable to help you make yourself one of these babies. Charge the capacitor and flip a switch for it to discharge 300V of electricity from 1 AA battery through some steel wool for a nice spark and endless pyro-activities. Have fun, stay safe, enjoy! Watch the end for results!

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      its spelled solder and pronounced like soder

      Thats spelled with capitals and full stops. Mr know-it-all!

      I know how to spell i was just telling him and besides i copied it right of the package for it so now what

      lmao! youre right /funny!

      Spelt: Solder
      Pronounced: (America - [saw-der]) (Everwere else (Including England and aparently Australia) - [sol-der])


      lol look at the reply after reply and now i added on to it! SOMEONE REPLY SO ITS A BIGGER PYRAMID

       in australia we spell and say it as solder lol makes much more sense, now i know why people keep writing sauder

      Its = Possessive (it has)
      It's = Contraction (it is)

      as long as we're being grammar nazis ;)

      steel wool not needed just the spark ignites most every thing

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      but you wouldn't get an electrical arc from 300V. you need the steel wool because its high resistance makes it get really hot, but you can't actually produce a spark with such low voltages

      Wouldn't it be better if you had reversed the switches, so that the Toggle would arm, and the pushbutton would fire?

      Does this actually work, if so then i am seriously considering making this.

      where did you get the wire connectors from?

       if i,am  using two 9 volts in series do i still need the capacitor? thx in advance

      dude swap the push buton and the switch so u press to fire much cooler and less holding

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      I gotta go with milamber on this one. Flip the toggle on to close the circuit and charge the cap, then press the momentary switch to dump it. I did this with a coil gun I was working on. Nice video, btw, but it is hard to hear your voice over the tunes. Good work, though.