Smoke-Bomb Pull Tab Ignitor





Introduction: Smoke-Bomb Pull Tab Ignitor

This intructable if for a excellent, cheap, quick pull tab ignitor.
I was looking on you-tube and plenty of other places, and keet finding really sorry excuses for pull tabs involving whole match books, and only one ignitor per book that provide iffy unreliable results for ignition.

This will show you how to get 8 pull tabs from one book, and a reliable ignitor.

** you can probably get more pull tabs if you cut the strike pad differently.

Step 1: Warnings!

I am not responsible for your actions, simple as that.

These are flammable, and can cause bodily harm. Do not ignite in Eyes, Hands, or any other area that can cause damage.
If you do something stupid with them, and burn something down, its your fault. Not mine.

If your a minor, do this with an Adult who can supervise correctly.

Be safe and Have fun.

Step 2: Step One, Materials.

1 Inch Visco Fuse
1 Book Of paper matches
1 firecracker, or quick match fuse
1 tube of super glue gel ***IMPORTANT for it to be gel, or it /WILL/ ruin fuses***
1 roll of electrical tape, or paper tape
1 pair of scissors (or 10, scissor hands...)

Step 3: Step Two.

Remove Matches from the Wrapper, keeping strike strip intact.

Step 4: Step Three.

Cut out Strike Strip Exactly as shown.

Step 5: Step Four.

Cut about a half centimeter strip from the side of your wrapper flap.

Step 6: Step Five.

Halve the strike strip as shown.

Be careful, this is important since it needs to fit perfectly onto that stip you cut from the wrapper flap.

Step 7: Step Six.

put a small dab or your gel super glue on the end of the thin strip you cut, about the length and width of a cut piece of striker strip.

Step 8: Step Seven.

Place Strip as shown.

Step 9: Step Eight.

Cut a one inch piece of **American** visco.

Step 10: Step Nine.

Cut a Small slit in the visco parallel to the fuse. this will be your quick match slot.

Step 11: Step Ten.

Your quick match slot.

Step 12: Step Eleven.

Lay your quick match in slot and press in with finger nail.

Step 13: Step Twelve.

Squeeze closed and use your electrical tap to hold closed. use only about an inch of tape at most.

Step 14: Step Thirteen.

Put gel super glue on about half of the paper match.

Step 15: Step Fourteen.


you may want to use some electrical tape to hold fuse to match, just wrap around both fuse and match.

Step 16: Step Fifteen.

Take your little quck match fuse on your visco and bend it like this.

use the gel super glue and put a bit on the thin edge of the match to hold the fuse in place. press and hold the fuse in place untill it dries.

it needs to be EXACTLY like this or your strike won't fit correctly.

Step 17: Step Sixteen.

use a blank match to form the striker tab.

Put the match head Just above the striker strip and bend with your finger nails to look like this.

Step 18: Step Seventeen.

Place a bit of glue just before the bend to hold the tab together.

Step 19: Step Eighteen.

cut a small piece of paper from the left over match book. a little under a centimeter wide, a little over a centimeter long.

just cut it to fit around your match, small fuse and tab, see next step.

Step 20: Step Nineteen.

Roll the piece of paper up or bend it to fit.

Step 21: Step Twenty.

Place fuse assembly into tab like this.

Step 22: Step Twenty One.

Add Cuff like this to protect fuse from tape.

Step 23: Step Twenty Two.

Use about One inch of electrical tape, full width.

Place bottom edge of tape with bottom edge of cuff. Wrap tightly.

Step 24: Step Twenty Three.

Keep going, you have seven more to do!

These, from what i have tested, are really reliable and ignite quickly.

The loop is good for a string, or just pulling. Maybe a Trip / Remote smoke bomb or bang for Airsoft/Paintball?

Pull Quickly, like a match. Obviously, don't get wet... wrap whole device in cellophane if used in a wet environment.

Step 25: Step Twenty Four.

Your finished!

Please Remember:

Its your fault if you burn something down, not mine.
These do burn, and are flammable.

Be Safe, and use responsibly.



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      "Do not light in eyes"


      What's next, the coffee's hot?

      If they're dumb enough to ignite this in front of their eyes, they deserve whatever's coming to them. Fuck them and their eyesight!

      btw, great work.

      This is from the armys black book, there book of improvised munitions, so its copyright. good job taking credit.

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      Yah, maybe. Too bad I've never heard of the "black book". I also doubt this is copyright. why not show some proof of your claim? Also, too bad i actually sat down and improvised this, myself.. without the help of this mysterious book.

      I just tape firecrackers to matches and then make the pull ring from a single strip and a rubber band, its an instant pull *Click*Click*Click* BOOM

      How can I get this book, Is there a websit where I can read it online?

      There are fuse instructables.

      i know, but where can i buy them?

      if you over 21, the internet. look around. if you look higher in the comments, there is a link.

      gnarly... i wish everything didnt use firecrackers, theyre hard to get in my area... comment virginity taken!

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