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Picture of easy firework e-lighter
make an easy firework e-lighter for near to nothing
 
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Step 1: Tools

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lead for those pen lookalike pencils-try to get thicker one or you can shave a pencil to get that one.
12 volts battery charger or you can use one of those 2-12 volt wall things

Step 2: What to do

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next take your lead and place it in the clips and turn your charger on.
it should glow hot or catch fire
the glow will be hot anof to light any powders or fuses

Step 3: Disclamer

im not liable if you hurt yourself or other or propriety

Step 4: Vid

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jairajsingh2 years ago
dude it worked and i was just amazed like :o
tyty1006 years ago
Will graphite pencil lead work?cuz thats all i have
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stuuf narcoduck5 years ago
Pencils were always made of graphite... there was never any lead.
dariel24 stuuf5 years ago
i think what he means of "Lead" is not that element named Lead (Pb) but actually "the lead of the pencil" AKA the graphite itself.
Jerimiah405 years ago
I tried this and the lead just exploded! Looking back, it's probably becuase I used a 15 volt 30 amp bench power supply :P I'm gonna try it next with a 12 volt gel cell and see what happens. Good idea though, thanks :)
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robotguy45 years ago
Wait a minnit... I think if you were to enclose the graphite in a vacumn, you would have a light bulb...
i tried it with a 2 pencil and it didn't work
jackaroo (author) 7 years ago
soz but u can also connect wires up to the lead and so you can put t in the powder the way i showed was just the basic way to light stuff and ruin you clips on the charger
jackaroo (author)  jackaroo7 years ago
comment plz
where can u get a 12v batter- whats it called
moammi6 years ago
Is it possible to use a 9 volt battery?
yes you can use a 9v. then you can have hot graphite shoot into your face as the heat fractures it on your desk. ow.
jackaroo (author)  moammi6 years ago
well i hevent play with any powder for some time now and i wouldent know but you can always try.
Hawaii000006 years ago
+1
I just tried this with thinner lead, it broke and burnt a little line on my carpet. Great tip though, pencil lead is a lot easier than tungsten wire for me to get a hold of.
ilikefire7 years ago
thats pretty cool..so you need likeee just a 12v and wire and pencil lead stuff?
jackaroo (author)  ilikefire7 years ago
yea its thats all you need.