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About: I am just a person who loves doing crazy and fun things... I always love to try to innovate when I can, and share any new discoveries I find... That is why I have recently started recording my shenanigans s…

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    If you stuffed the coated marshmallow into the bottom of a tube, would it create a more concentrated 'fountain' effect, and if so, how high would the sparks go above the top of the tube? Also, would it ignite with standard fireworks fuse?

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    ckmk
    ckmk

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea with the marshmallows though, I'll try that

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    ckmk
    ckmk

    5 years ago on Introduction

    WHERE DO I FIND SODIUM NITRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know how to make fireworks but I don't know how to get SODIUM NITRATE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    pgendermanp
    pgendermanp

    5 years ago on Introduction

    if I add food coloring, will the sparks change to the color of the food coloring

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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    No, the food coloring with do nothing in terms of the color of sparks. You would have to use something like:

    -Copper Sulfate (Blue)

    -Aluminum Oxide (Yellow)

    -Magnesium (White)

    -Iron Oxide (Red)

    Or possibly combinations of different metals powders, or compounds.

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    lebarican
    lebarican

    6 years ago

    Yes, it is an option. :) Check Photojojo.com for commercial holders so you can mount your camera on a tripod. Or, look right here on instructables for how to build your own. :) It will make your presentations much easier to watch.

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    lebarican
    lebarican

    6 years ago

    Please invest in a tripod.

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    floppyjoe
    floppyjoe

    6 years ago

    I,m sue I have pots of sodium nitrate in my shed, its used as a weed killer on paths and patios, so if I can stop myself eating the mallows, I might give it a try

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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Make sure it is pure so you don't end up with some nasty side reaction due to miscellaneous chemicals, and remember to be safe.

    Other than that Have Fun! :D

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    qwerty924
    qwerty924

    6 years ago on Introduction

    you can get a pound of potasium nitrate pretty cheap if you go to the store and get a bottle of stump remover. it comes as a white powder typically in a black bottle that i've seen. just double check the label and make sure that it is in fact pottasium nitrate.

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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the advice, would you by chance know the price range for anyone who is curious..?

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Aluminium oxide won't react to make sparks - you need to use the powdered metal.

    Commercial sparklers use iron, not aluminium. Try repeating this with iron filings or powder.

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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    • Aluminium or magnesium or magnalium, produce white sparks
    • Iron, produce orange branching sparks
    • Titanium, produce rich white sparks
    • Ferrotitanium, for yellow-gold sparkles\
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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I actually was using Dark German Aluminium powder I had made, but I think that because it is more of a fuel then and oxidizer that the marshmallow and extra carbon really slowed down the reaction...

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, you kept saying aluminium *oxide* in the video, which is very unreactive.

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    TrollFaceTheMan
    TrollFaceTheMan

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah it was my mistake, I am used to saying that for some reason, dark German Alumnium powder is actually fine Aluminium powder cover in charcoal to prevent oxidization...

    That is why when I listed the Ingredients for the composition on the video I put "Aluminium Powder" instead of "Aluminium Oxide..."