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Explosives

I am going to be filming an action film soon and I need to some explosives to use in some shots. Anybody know how to make some? I can get pottasum and all that stuff I just don't know how to make it. I also need an electric fuse so it can be set off manually not by having to wait. So if any one knows how to make that too.  I was going to use black powder but wondered if there is a better way. It will be covered with dirt to make a dirt explosion not all fiery. 

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explosives

What type of explosives do u wanna see next?

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Explosions!

I am looking for ideas for an explosion for water bottles or soda bottles.I am not looking for: coke and mentoes sugarcubes and vault vinegar and baking soda My version of an exploding bottle is chucking one up in the air an watching it blow up when it hits the ground. Please post some Ideas!(or if you happen to come across a way to invent a watter bottle cannon, that shoots full water bottles...POST IT!!!!) i can also give you help on all of your explosion needs. or you can email me at sockerpro@gmail.com

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cold explosions

I know that by adding ammonium nitrate and water the compound gets cold. so my question is by using ammonium nitrate and other then water can I use to make extream pressure build up in a short time while still being cold. this question is not for any explosive device to cause harm to anyone or thing. just wondering if a cold explosive could be possiable. thank you

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Measuring an explosion

While this may not be the best instructable I believe it would be helpful for many people doing science fairs (ie: ME). So here is the question said instructable would answer: How do you measure the force of an explosion, specifically of gases or liquids used in fuels? I have been racking my brain on this but everything i have come up with seems like it would be inaccurate. Thanks for any help

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Underwater Explosions

Let me start this question/thread by saying I live in the middle of the boondocks and have no worries of any legal repercussions for my actions. Regardless, I am lazy, and am looking for an easy way to make an underwater explosive for fishing purposes. If anyone could tell me how, it would be well appreciated. I just want to blow the fish out the water, then row around in my boat, and pick them up.

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USA explosive laws

I suggest an 'ible about USA laws and case law regarding the production and use of explosives. there are always comments about this in the explosive 'ible 's and it would be great to clear some of it up.

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Explosive tip arrows?

I have been looking for a way to make archery more intresting so i came up with the idea of explosive tip arrows but i got afew qustions. 1st of all i know this is not really safe but i can insure all of the instructables community i will use them responably. What would be the best type of explosive to use?? would it be better to use an explosive that will explode with the inpact or rig a primer in there somewhere. My next qustion is what do you guys think will be the best idea to house the explosives in?? should i make a tip to put it in?? If so what would be a good design?? or should i rig the explosives inside the arrow?? Thanks for everyones input.

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Explosive tip arrows?

I have been looking for a way to make archery more intresting so i came up with the idea of explosive tip arrows but i got afew qustions. 1st of all i know this is not really safe but i can insure all of the instructables community i will use them responably. What would be the best type of explosive to use?? would it be better to use an explosive that will explode with the inpact or rig a primer in there somewhere. My next qustion is what do you guys think will be the best idea to house the explosives in?? should i make a tip to put it in?? If so what would be a good design?? or should i rig the explosives inside the arrow?? Thanks for everyones input.

Question by Don,t try this at home    |  last reply


DIY Minor Explosive

Does anyone know of any under the sink materials to make small explosives out of. I have looked on the internet and found kn03 and all that stuff and stump remover and stuff but I can't get that now. I am looking for an answer like, Mix some alcohol with bleach, put it on a towel to dry. Then mix it with (fill in blank) and let it dry again. The cut the towel and it is explosive powder.  I know that recipe is fake but that is the kind of thing I am looking for. I am not going to hurt somebody. I am just interested in pyro stuff and have been trying a few things but it is kind of hard to do it right. Please help! 

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Explosions for football game

I am a chemistry teacher and I need to make a set of explosions for the football team to run through. The run on the field and the explosions go off on each side of them Any ideas. I may fill a dozen metal coated baloons with hydrogen and, and ignite them with some sort of electric spark strong enough to pepetrate the baloon. I'll put six of them on each side of the path that the team runs out through under the goal post. And how will I make the system to spark them off (electric plug in?)(capacitors, tesla coils, etc.?) thanks

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Explosive music player

There was much fear and freak out [when the box was opened]. But cooler heads prevailed and a phone call was made. “Hey Matt, did you order metal objects of a dubious nature?” Find out what they did, and how, here. (And what music would you store on it?  My first thoughts were Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or Twisted Firestarter...)

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nitroglycerin blasting cap ?

I was wondering if there i such a thing as a nitroglycerin based blasting cap with no other HE (high explosives ) or primary explosives. products of nitroglycerin would be acceptable but as far as i know it only form more HE's so if this is possible please let me know

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Explosive Fun with a Capacitor Bank

Watch a 24kj capacitor bank as it discharges through various objects. Maniacal laughter follows each one and a slo-mo montage finishes it all up. via Make blog

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Explosions - How We Shook The World.

  Anyone watching 'Explosions - How We Shook The World' on BBC4 (UK)? Jem Stansfield making various explosives and a very effective cannon! This is the kind of science program we want !!! - Memories of my younger days #;¬)

Topic by AndyGadget  


Does any one know the recipe for thermite?

I think that thermite is made with aluminum powder and rust powder but im not sure that is the exact recipe and i need to know the ratio.

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How do you make sodium chlorate? Answered

I want to make some sodium chlorate.Is there any way to make it?I have heard there is some way to make it through electrolysis.I have a wall wart.

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How to do a hollywood style explosion

Hey, dose anyone know how to do a Hollywood style explosion. Sort of like the ones in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where there is a large fireball. I have heard of taking a plastic soda bottles and filling them with gas, but I was not very fond of this idea.

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Why is there not many good knex "explosives" on this site or anywhere. People post your bombs and grenades!

I want ALL knex weapons makers to post pictures of bombs and grenades that actually explode here. I am tired of so called grenades that just shatter

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Instructables supporting illegal activities - opinions please...

I have a few questions to the officials here in regards to supplying information to be used for illegal activities. Topics like these: https://www.instructables.com/community/Smoke-bombs-that-explode-on-contact/ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Fireworks/ and possible others contain information on the making of explosives. With anything from byuning over posessing to making explosives considered to be illegal and punishable by law in most modern countires I was wondering how the official point of view is on these topics? Freedom of information and so on is all good and fun but I think at some point there should be a limit. With the potential to harm or even kill people following instructions in relation to explosives I simply think topic for the help on making explosives should not be tolerated here. This only my personal opionion of course and maybe it wrong but I think supporting illegal and unlawful activities is not really necessary for a cummunity forum...

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You know those party poppers? The ones you throw on the ground and they make a tiny spark. How do you make those?

One time i unwrapped one and these rock/crystals came out. Any idea what they are and how to make them. I though it was phosphorus and another compound that ignited it. But I still have no clue. I had once seen something on a website called the anarchists cookbook. But the website was quickly deleted...

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Welcome to Weapons, Guns, and Explosvies

Welcome to Weapons, Guns, and Explosives (WGE) I'm pretty lianian on what goes on here I don't really care as long as its about guns, explosives, or any kind of weapon. I hope you enjoy your stay at WGE and thank you for joining.

Topic by 6Rea6per6    |  last reply


Welcome to the IGBBWM

Brethren of the Brotherhood! Hear my call! Go forth and REEK HAVOC!!!(but pweese don't get anyone hurt, then it's not as fun)

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What is the most flammable aerosol spray( that is cheap) for use with a potato gun? Answered

I just need some sort of fuel to use to launch my potato gun?

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does anyone know how to waterproof firecrackers? Answered

Does anyone know how to make firecrackers waterproof, like so I can drop them in water and they'll go off?

Question by codongolev    |  last reply


Doorbell - press button and make an explosion sound

I'm thinking of making a prank doorbell where you press the button and an explosion sound goes off. I seem to be a little stuck on choosing a simple audio input that I can put an explosion sound on. Any suggestions? thanks!

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What is the optimum amount of rubbing alcohol for explosions?

I am working on a mini-cannon based project. The cannon has a chamber with interior volume of 15.2 cubic inches. For propellant I am using rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) that is electronically ignited. The barrel on this gun is about 2 feet of 6mm tubing, designed to shoot Airsoft BBs. I was wondering if anyone knows what the ideal amount of rubbing alcohol to use was (I am using 70% alcohol now, but i can get at least 90% at the store). I could also possibly use butane or propane, if that is better. I went on the internet and looked up the stoichiometric ratio for isopropyl alcohol, but that just told me "1mol fuel to 4.5 mol oxygen at 100 percent concentration." I am not mathematically or scientifically capable of turning that bit of info into a usable amount. 

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Free Hardwood, Dragon Eggs, Green Explosions...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Jan. 24, 2008 Welcome back! This week we announced the Get the LED Out! Speed Challenge. Make an awesome Instructable featuring LEDs and win a TV-B-Gone kit! The Homemade Holidays winners have been announced. See who won here! Which of our 14 great finalists should win the $15K VersaLaser? Help decide! Check out these cool instructables! Make a gorgeous Dragon's Egg Turn a regular egg into a fantastic looking dragon's egg in a few minutes with a bit of hot melt glue gun glue and some paint. posted by KaptinScarlet on Jan 23, 2008 Encode data in 2D on your T-shirts, business cards and stickers ! Use QR code, a 2D bar code, to encode fair amount of data that can be read with cell phones! posted by 5Volt on Jan 17, 2007 How to Start Fire with Water! Start a very cool green combustion with just a few drops of water!posted by pudi.dk on Jan 17, 2008 Carrot Caviar Jump on board the Molecular Gastronomy train by making up some carrot caviar in your own kitchen. posted by mzed on Jan 18, 2008 Awesome led cube You never know when you might need a glowing cube to convince people you are from the future. posted by AlexTheGreat on Jan 23, 2008 Speed Challenge! Vote on the finalist pages! Book shelf? ...what book shelf? Here is a method of displaying the artistic covers of a book when space on a table or shelf is not available for displaying it. posted by watermelon on Jan 20, 2008 Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard Have you ever wanted one of those pricey roll up keyboard but didn't want to spend the money? Here is a quick and dirty way to make your own. posted by Auger+Duval on Jan 22, 2008 How to Remove A Fishing Hook Using Fishing line If you get a fishing hook stuck in your finger, salvation is a quick tug of fishing line away from you. posted by back-cast on Jan 23, 2008 Build your own computer Why buy a computer from a manufacturer like Dell or Gateway, when you could build a more powerful computer for less money? posted by bmlbytes on Jan 19, 2008 How to Get Cheap or Free Hardwood Lumber Here's how to buy new lumber in bundles for less than firewood. This seems to work best for hardwoods, cabinetmaker type stuff. posted by TimAnderson on Jan 21, 2008 Show us your yarn! There's still time to enter pictures of your yarn projects in the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge!! Here are some of the 222 projects already entered- check them out, talk to the crafters, and get inspired! Hats Afghan Shawl Ornaments Goldfish   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus  


How would i test the explosive pressure of an aerosol?

Im trying to test how many pounds per square inch (psi) i can get out of axe body spray when i light it on fire. I was thinking a piston thing, but i dont really know how it should be

Question by thenewdoctorwho  


Airsoft/Spudgun crossover: Anti-Personnel Explosive thingies

Its a PVC/ABS thing that works like a spud gun, but launches a powder cloud (and potentially BB's). It's remote-triggered, so it can be buried underground, and only the top has to be removed, so it can be permanent. It works in the same way as a spud gun. I'll try to get diagrams up tomorrow, and if I can build it, pictures and an instructable, of course.

Topic by Rotten194  


What are we allowed to post about?

I am kind of new to this whole instructables web page and i was wondering if i was allowed to post about how to make explosives, fireworks, and things of that nature. Would i be banned from the sight due to the content? what are the resrtictions? I havent seen anything about those kind of topics specifically yet, so im eager to know if its not allowed, or what

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black powder charcoal

I'm making charcoal for BP using macadamia wood in a tin on a BBQ fire. The smoke is PISSING out the 1/4" hole i made in the lid but won't ignite. Any ideas/suggestions welcome.

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Flash Powder Problems!!!!!

Every time I use flash powder from firecrackers to try to make a big one all it does is burn up. No matter how hard I try to compress the flash powder all it does is burn up when it is supposed to blow up. Any tips?

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What is a good way yo make a firecracker from caps, without needing to break individual caps apart?

Yeah, the title just about says it all. I have made ones that you smash with a hammer, but I want something that I can set off with a time delay (Fuse). Thanks!

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Has anyone ever done this? Will this make a massive explosion, or is there a gap?

Okay, so I have decided not to do this,but I'm just curious if anyone has done somthing simmilar to this? The design is very,very,VERY, simple,basically it is just two oxygen cylinders and two MAPP cylinders bound together with duct tape. There is an explosive device in the center (C4 or a steel pipe with blackpowder?). When the explosive device goes off, its force raptures each of the cylinders. The MAPP(fuel source, duh!) mixes with oxygen(oxidiser obviously) and heat (from the explosive device) to create one massive explosion. I'm not really going to do this, but just curious about what would happen if I did. Would it work, or is there a fault in this design? BTW- If you did or are going to try this out, please, post a video. Oh yea, and do it in the middle of nowhere where no one could get hurt,and make sure you are safe as well.

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WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MYTHBUSTER

Who is your favorite mythbuster and why? Is it Adam,Grant,Kary....????

Topic by comodore    |  last reply


Pyrotechnic chems shopping spree. Ideas?

We're already doing thermite, smoke bombs, black powder... We has lots o' money. Any suggestions for some fun? Purchasing over internet.

Question by milamber    |  last reply


ammonium nitrate and water get cold. how can i make a cold explosion

I need a chemical compound that makes extream presure in a millasectond, like an explosion but must remain cold. I know that by adding ammonium nitrate and water the compound gets cold. so my question is by using ammonium nitrate and other then water can I use to make extream pressure build up in a short time while still being cold. this question is not for any explosive device to cause harm to anyone or thing. just wondering if a cold explosive could be possiable. 

Question by pokiesmokie    |  last reply


pyro fun

Any thing that involves fire or explosives

Topic by hi    |  last reply


Molotov Cocktails

How explosive are molotov cocktails? How loud are they?

Topic by erichimmler    |  last reply


igniters and detonators

Here all the igniters and detonators

Topic by larsjet    |  last reply


Pyrotechnics in crash course (abc tv show)?

I'm a pyro myself and I was wondering if anybody who has seen crash course on abc, knows how they do the explosions whenever they crash through something (like when they flip over and see who can slide on their roofs for the longest or smash through a brick wall?) and it explodes in this big fiery explosion .... just mostly how it works.

Question by MrPyro1010    |  last reply


Where can i find fuse? Answered

I live in Johannesburg, and I don't want to buy any fuse online.  Is there anywhere where I can buy fuse here?  I live in Houghton.

Question by BOOM5601    |  last reply


KNEX GRENADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANY COOL KNEX GRENADES

Topic by KnEx_MaStEr    |  last reply


Can roundup be used for making anything like what stump remover can be used for?

Hi, Can Roundup be repurposed into something flammable, explosive or anything like what The King Of Random turns stump remover into?Thanks

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How to make popsicle stick bomb chains

I want to do a popsicle stick explosion (linked "bombs") with teenagers I work with but I can't find a pattern for the "units" that make long explosions. ? I've been loving the Stick bomb videos online and we have thousands of spare "craft sticks" to use in our afterschool programs.  Also, exciting words other than "bomb" and "explosion" to describe the chain reaction would be helpful.

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Cupcake Cannon

This video from Johnny Cupcakes features a steampunked pneumatic cannon firing cupcakes and test subjects in lab coats. The cannon looks awesome and the footage is shot at 700 frames a second for some nice slo-mo. It just goes to show that slo-mo explosions of pretty much anything are always fun. But if you do make such a video, please include more slo-mo explosions than people cowering in fear from cupcakes. Explosion at :57 is pretty solid, but the rest is mostly a tease. via gizmodo

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Instructables involved with fire?

Anybody who has any insructables involving fire or kinds of reactions similar to fire join my explosions group please or PM me with an instructable you have or know of!!!! www.instructables.com/group/explosion/ Its new and i want people to join with some fun projects!

Topic by jamob    |  last reply


MYTHBUSTERS PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS

Every body knows Adams phrase I REJECT YOUR REALITY AND SUBSTITUTE MY OWN or THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM Do you know some more? Give your opinion on them? Which is the funniest to you?

Topic by comodore    |  last reply