Introduction: Simple Firework Detonator

This instructable will show you how to make a cheep detonator that works realy well. It is made to be used with my ignighters instructables.

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

Supplies:
+1 prodject box.
+2 switches, i used a toggle with a cover and a momentaraly push.
+1 9v battery terminal.
+1 9v battery.
+2 aligator clips.
+insulated wire.

Tools:
+wire stripers
+Drill

Step 2: Preparing the Prodject Box

1.Drill holes in the top of the prodject pox for the switches.

2.Drill holes in the front of the prodject box for the wires.

Step 3: Build It

1.put the switches into the holes and tighten until they dont move.

2.run a wire from the 1st switch to the 2 switch.

3.connect 1 wire from the battery terminal to the 1st switch.

4.connect a wire to the other end of the battery terminal and push it through a hole in the front.

5.connect a wire from the 2nd switch and push it out the other hole in the front.

6.Put alligator clips on the wires sticking out the front and close up the box and your done. Enjoy.

Comments

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dhop21 made it! (author)2014-08-06

I made it but the battery heats up

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C-R-E-8 made it! (author)2014-06-08

Cool ive made one of my own and nicrome wire works good but tricky to connect

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DannyRainbows made it! (author)2013-06-01

Use one thin wire out of an old copper wire because you need some nighttime but at 20 bucks if rather youse the other method

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MervTecksGhost made it! (author)2012-07-01

OK so im going to clarify for everyone. This does indeed work BUT you need NICHROME WIRE between the alligator clips so that when the charge is going through it will make the nichrome wire glow red hot. Thus igniting the object. It will take longer with the less power wired in to it. Let me clarify even more.

JUST PUTTING THE WIRE CLAMPS ON SOMTHING WILL NOT DO ANYTHING.
YOU NEED NICHROME WIRE BETWEEN THE CLIPS.

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TimmyMiller made it! (author)2011-09-24

where did u get the stuff?

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pyrodude13 made it! (author)pyrodude132012-06-25

radio shack carries all of the parts

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stevepal made it! (author)2011-11-09

Hi, Please Could You Tell Me Do You Know The Crocodile Clips Where Do You Attach Them To And In What Way Round To They Go. Thank You
Stevepal

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PyroWork made it! (author)2011-08-20

i made mine, it doesn't work.. i used a toggle switch that has only 2 connections.. is it because of the toggle switch or beacuse i connected it in the wrong connector?? pls reply. :D

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da_tech_man made it! (author)da_tech_man2011-09-22

you need a more powerful batt. with longer wires to the ignitor

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PyroWork made it! (author)2011-01-21

where will i hook my wires in the toggle switch???can u make a video testing this???

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fullysik made it! (author)2010-11-02

is there a specific wire i have to use or can i just use any wire

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aeronut01 made it! (author)2010-07-02

What kind of igniter did you use? The ones I use require 3 new 9 Volts wired in parallel to work, but yours only needs one!

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erie94550 made it! (author)2010-06-29

I made this and used your igniter and it didn't work.. SO i checked the voltage and its only putting out about 8.88 volts instead of 9v. Should that effect it??

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Patented made it! (author)2010-05-02

looks good but its the same as lighting up your fireworks with a lighter because your wire are way to short , you should make them longer so you could detonate your fireworks at distance

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XIIIDom made it! (author)2010-03-28

Looks pretty good - will it ignite steel wool?

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omfgitsjustinx3 made it! (author)2009-10-05

for the toggle swich which one do i put my 9 v connecter the ground power or acc

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bighead5454 made it! (author)2009-08-08

i could just imagine playing a prank with this yelling at the mailman FIRE IN THE HOLE then flip tthe switch or whatever and barely a poof of smoke comes from the mailbox

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mr_goodbytes made it! (author)2009-07-18

bro, you're thinking too big. u should use a smaller box caus you have very little wiring. check out mine, its basically the same as yours except in a nice, handheld package
https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Cool-Electronic-Detonator/

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mage made it! (author)2009-07-02

would this work with model rocket ignitors?

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jason kb made it! (author)2009-06-13

this is kool

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striker95 made it! (author)2009-06-10

what size project box is that . p.s. good instructible

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wazzup333 made it! (author)2008-09-22

I was just wondering if there was a certain shop you can buy the items for this intractable like radioshack by the way nice Instructable

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Zdawg made it! (author)Zdawg2009-05-17

Thanks :) when i get time ill post some instructables on: my Boe-Bot(paralex robot with basic stamp microcontroler brain and my code for it with diagrams for all the stuff ive done to it to improve it, if i ever finnish the online game im giong to start on ill post that, a bolt action pen gun(works so well), an electric firework "gun", and a few other things. ill try to start posting by the end of this month, keep an eye out :)

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pyra_builder_1337 made it! (author)pyra_builder_13372008-11-01

ya probly radio shack or the source would have this possibly a hardware or automotive store as well

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amenchoid made it! (author)2008-12-03

On the toggle switch there are three connections one for power one for ground and one of ACC. Does it matter which ones I hook the wires to?

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Zdawg made it! (author)Zdawg2009-05-17

yes, to just out which ones, just use a 9 volt and an LED

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Zdawg made it! (author)2008-09-06

hey plp i will post it later but put in a camera charge circuit so u can get a bit more voltage!

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Coodude26 made it! (author)2008-08-26

Nice does that switch light up when you use it?

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lunchboxslayer27 made it! (author)lunchboxslayer272008-09-03

yes it does, i used the same switch for a different project. its cool, but it kinda sucks up the battery......

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H0NDARACER12 made it! (author)2008-08-05

is it OK if I use positive on one wire and ground on another?

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Masteroffencing made it! (author)2008-07-31

with that size box u could add a bigger battery and then it would work better

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chi chi chippy made it! (author)2008-06-18

will it light a fire cracker the fuse? cuz that is wat im looking for something that will light visco. so if u have something tell me plz .

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Giller12 made it! (author)2008-05-25

It doesn't work

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Zdawg made it! (author)Zdawg2008-05-25

yes it does, it works with my igniters. But thats the only thing ive used it with. so make some of those and try it.

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acaz93 made it! (author)2008-05-23

it looks Neat , and kind of professionnal , i liked it ,
but just one thing my friend , isProject not Prodject

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Patrik made it! (author)Patrik2008-05-23

Just one thing?

cheep realy ignighters finnished prodject momentaraly aligator stripers pyrotechnicks prodect dont your

:-P

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Zdawg made it! (author)Zdawg2008-05-25

sorry i was realy tired when i made this ill edit it later.

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acaz93 made it! (author)acaz932008-05-23

Don't be too Rude.... justa kiddin' Xp

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