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This is a small electrically triggered flat pack explosive. Commonly called a "squib", it is often used in stage and film to trigger various special effects.*** WARNINGS:*** THIS ...
Materials you will need:nichrome wire (for igniter). Failing this, you can use some thin (30 AWG) copper wiremedium gauge (16 AWG or so) insulated wire (stranded), for trigger ...
This is the electrical fuse for the squib. First, cut two pieces of your fuse wire, 1 to 2 feet long. Strip both ends. Next, cut a small ...
See the other instructable, "flash powder". Make about 1 to 1.5 grams of flash powder for each squib.
Cut the paper wrapper. Simple: It is a square piece of white paper, about 4" by 4". That's all!
Lay your igniter across the wrapper. Pour 1 to 1.5 grams (about 1/2 tsp) of flash powder onto the igniter. Make first fold about 40% of the way ...
Fold the top of the wrapper down, and tape in place.
Fold one end of the wrapper over, including the fuse wire, and tape in place.
Turn the open end of the wrapper up, and jiggle the wrapper to settle the flash powder deep into the wrapper. Turn the wrapper over, and place flat ...
Store until use in a cool, dry place. Best to store in an antistatic bag. Keep away from children, pets, other chemicals, and sources of ignition.
Strip the ends of the fuse wires. Attach to a plug or otherwise so you can put 120 volts AC across the fuse wires. Plug into a long ...
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