The Easiest Electronic Ignitor EVER!!!


Introduction: The Easiest Electronic Ignitor EVER!!!

How to make an electric ignitor in minutes or less

Step 1: The Materials You Will Need

You will need: a christmas light, a paper match, Fireworks(of course),and Tape

Step 2: Putting the Match in the Light

First take the christmas light and use pliars and break off the top of the light so it looks like this, then cut off the head of the match and insert it into the light so that it touches the filliment like in the picture.

Step 3: Atatching the Firework

Insirt the wick into the light so that it is touching the match had also.

Step 4: Tape

Put one layer of tape just to hold the wick and match in place.

Step 5: Your Done

All you have to do is put a 9v to the two wires and the filiment should light up, lighting the match, which lights the wick. Some advice would be to having a long wire between the 9v and the light because right when the 9v conects it should go off



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    Nope the circuit would be broken, the electrons would cease to flow. Therefore the battery would still be on but the electrons wouldnt be flowing. Think a strand of christmas lights with one bulb being broken.

    actually once the circuit is broken the battery will be off.

    Nope the circuit would be broken, the electrons would cease to flow. Therefore the battery would still be on but the electrons wouldnt be flowing. Think a strand of christmas lights with one bulb being broken.

    Nice work! I can definitely use this. I'm constantly blowing myself up. You can probably fill the glass with powder and it'll ignite as well, with a little pop to go with it. Someone water proof it and light a big boy underwater. I might follow up with that!

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    You and me both... I have detonated a few grams of powder in my hand on accident. good thing it was open. USE A LONG WIRE. I was blinded in one eye for about half an hour and my ears wouldn't stop ringing. It wasn't using this igniter though. I think this is a great instructable, maybe it could be used in conjunction with the cellphone detonator on this site to keep all your digits.

    lol, sounds like me. :D

    you can get microwave small detector chips (about the size of a small coin) which if used with this and a phone would be a simpler alternative.

    Fireworks don't work well underwater but certain explosives do... And other certain explosives are heat sensitive, and christmas lights are the same size as a decent blasting cap... add some duct or electrical tape to cover the contacts... By the way the most powerful badboy (looks like a grenade on a rocket) works underwater if you aim it to fly into water theres about 80% chance it works and makes and impressive mess too!

    Messy is definitely a bonus. if you're not looking to make one, why are you playing with explosives?

    Make a mess? I like making mess in unorthodox ways hence explosives, I meant it makes an impressive mess like one to behold even if you were the guy cleaning it up...

    Amen, do something worthy of the consequences.

    Or simple justify the means with the end. Which usually means not telling them what the button does....

    The only thing with blackpowder is it doesn't always ignite and it is very messy.

    That's why I use home-made C4... much more reliable. KIDDING ! ! !

    That's exactly what I did while working at a scout camp for campfires. Once the glass top was broken, we carefully filled it with black powder, then dripped birthday candle wax on it. We later taped them into film canisters filled with black powder so they would light the fire, but I'll make an instructable on that.

    imagine a whole light strip modified like this to a calliope of model rockets with contact detonated warheads in the back of a pickup truck... THAT would make one heck of a mess!

    thank you for the great advice! this should make an awesome ignition syestem for my homemade MLRS cocept...

    I used to use something like this years ago to make blasting caps, perhaps four or five years ago when I was a pyro. I would take one of the bulbs out, break the top part of the glass, solder wires to the leads, then slide the open end into a piece of a drinking straw. Simply hot glue the end with the wires, and then fill the open end of the straw with something flammable and seal the end. You could place primary explosives in the straw to make a blasting cap if you wanted. To set it off, I would detonate it with a disposable camera that I had modified. Sending 330v through the light made it sooo much brighter and hotter than normal. It even got hot enough to ignite thermite!