Picture of 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

+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.

+wire stripers

dhop211 year ago
I made it but the battery heats up
C-R-E-81 year ago
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.

TimmyMiller3 years ago
where did u get the stuff?
radio shack carries all of the parts
stevepal3 years ago
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
PyroWork4 years ago
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
you need a more powerful batt. with longer wires to the ignitor
PyroWork4 years ago
where will i hook my wires in the toggle switch???can u make a video testing this???
fullysik4 years ago
is there a specific wire i have to use or can i just use any wire
aeronut015 years ago
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!
erie945505 years ago
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??
Patented5 years ago
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
XIIIDom5 years ago
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
bighead54546 years ago
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
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
mage6 years ago
would this work with model rocket ignitors?
jason kb6 years ago
this is kool
striker956 years ago
what size project box is that . p.s. good instructible
wazzup3336 years ago
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
Zdawg (author)  wazzup3336 years ago
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 :)
ya probly radio shack or the source would have this possibly a hardware or automotive store as well
amenchoid6 years ago
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?
Zdawg (author)  amenchoid6 years ago
yes, to just out which ones, just use a 9 volt and an LED
Zdawg (author) 6 years ago
hey plp i will post it later but put in a camera charge circuit so u can get a bit more voltage!
Coodude267 years ago
Nice does that switch light up when you use it?
yes it does, i used the same switch for a different project. its cool, but it kinda sucks up the battery......
is it OK if I use positive on one wire and ground on another?
with that size box u could add a bigger battery and then it would work better
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 .
Giller127 years ago
It doesn't work
Zdawg (author)  Giller127 years ago
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.
acaz937 years ago
it looks Neat , and kind of professionnal , i liked it ,
but just one thing my friend , isProject not Prodject
Patrik acaz937 years ago
Just one thing?

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

Zdawg (author)  Patrik7 years ago
sorry i was realy tired when i made this ill edit it later.
acaz93 Patrik7 years ago
Don't be too Rude.... justa kiddin' Xp