This is a very simple prank that has a nice pop when steped on and is reloadable.
Oh and this is only my second intructable so merry christmas

Step 1: What you need

you need,

1.string bomb/cracker.(fairly cheap and similar to confetti popers, got mine from cannonfuse.com at 69cents for 36)

2.metal wire coat hanger.(plastic ones will not work, plastic coated metal might work)

3.wire cutters
ok.....first of all let me point out all the stuff you sadly mistakened....first of all its to big and someone would see it a mile away...second this is very unsafe and could get you fired FROM YOUR JOB!....and third wow....arnt firecrackers illegal?...fourth thats a pritty big flame maybe enough to catch on somones cloaths and start a fire? well...i hope i was "constructive" and within the "be nice" policie....sorry if i offended u...
it is true that this isn't very stealthy, and it could get you fired. But except in a few places, firecrackers aren't illegal, except in a few states like New York, and maybe a few countries in Europe. Also, those aren't real firecrackers, those are more like cap gun rounds then anything. And from experience, this won't catch anything on fire, though thats not a guaranty.
Ya, there the explosives in party poppers but no confetti. :/
It wont catch anything on fire because it is just a small party popper charge, it isn't capable of putting out enough heat for anything to catch fire
cool! i see all your points :)
firecrackers are legall in some places!
like TN
i went to that site and couldnt find any??
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=6&idproduct=45">link</a> there is a link to it. sorry should hav said that cannonfuse calls them booby traps.<br/>
they dont have them anymore<br /> hehehe<br />
does anyone know where i can get a ton of those string-pulling-firework-type-things for not a lot of money?
in NZ you can get them at petes emporium<br /> hehehe<br />
prety much parades, and pennslyvania, everywhere they have fireworks they are very very cheap (like 25 cents for like a box of 20 or so)
or any local party store...grocery stores even have them some times like safeway
chinatown in san francisco. 6 cents a box
lol some narb probably flagged the better video because it was "harmful" or something. After watching the second one, i can see why you would want to make a new vid. lol
I made it. works nicely. One recommendation would be to add maybe copperwire to the top of the hanger where the grooves are. (wrap it around the hanger) so the it doesn't slip as easily.
nice, i made one and it worked really good.
right now i am riggnig this up with a slipknot to catch birds and stuff...hope it works. awesome idea, tho.
U guys DO know that the vid with the big flame is totally unrelated right? BTW these are GREAT for tying one end to a small object (medium sized plastic pearl) and taping that end to a doorframe and tying other end to doorknob (easy in europe we´ve got lever like knobs...) and wait... BANG! SCREAM! possible wailing due to minor burns due to idiotic way of opening door... DU`H (openning sligtly wrapping hand around door grabbing string then openning door...)
r those illegal in maine cuz i just bought 177 boxes of em
i respect you now..
Yes they are, along with Piranhas but both can be bought next door (NH) provided you can get them back in, I would reccomend using 202 instead of 95, less tolls, less cops, everyones happier.
Are you sure? Because I live in Maine and found some of them here in a store.
I have found them in maine too, but about 3 months later the fire department took'em all away from the store
okay, darkshot, first, quit nitpicking, second, its an awsome idea and have you ever been lit on fire by a firecracker? no, i didnt think so.
top video is broken...
sweet i'll try it some time looks like it'll work thnx
Darkshot, SHUT YER MOUTH! This is Fawesome!
cheesy i got something like that a carnivle/fair in my neighborhood.theyr little balls filled with sumthin then you throw em at sumthin then they explode. ok im done.
Ever unrap Snappers or throw fire works that are not lit into a papper napkin? A whole box worth is a bigger bang. Twist the napkin tight so the stuff is nice and cozy.
what's a string bomb?
a little cardboard tube with strings on each end that explodes when you pull both strings
Ever hear of a party-popper? It pops when you pull a string out of the end of it.
You could also apply this idea to a mouse trap so you would know when mice are in your house.
Instant mouse pate. Yummmmmy.
how is this k'nex?
wats with the fire pic? i don't get it is sounds dumb.
wo ok i use thos booby trap string pull things for reenactments just put ur grenade were u want it take your trip wire and attach it to were ever and tie 1 end of the string to the pen on the grenade and th other to the trip wire when its stepped on it pops
new vid added. mutch better than the last and is a how-to. <br/><hr/><br/>LOOOOOOOOK!!!!<br/>
would it hurt if you had bare feet?
probaly not but i wouldnt want to step on the middle part of it it has a hook there and might break the mine by bending it. try not to let people with bare feet step on it just to be sure.
also i will have a better video up soon so check later on today
I would recommend <a rel="nofollow" href="http://cannonfuse.com/">cannonfuse.com</a> 36 for 69 cents. but look around because i havent checked<br/>
I knew i saved those party poppers for a reason!
High points for managing a pyrotechnic boobytrap that uses readily available "devices" and has a really good chance of being quite safe. Reminds my of my electricaly fired party popper, and the WWB seminar I attended on making a "table mine" that used poppers as ammunition...
kool. my friend about had a heart attack when he stepped on it.

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