Simple Firework Detonator

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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.

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    I made it but the battery heats up

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

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    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

    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.

    radio shack carries all of the parts

    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

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

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

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

    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!

    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??

    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

    Looks pretty good - will it ignite steel wool?

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

    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

    user

    would this work with model rocket ignitors?