Plz tell me how to mod this bic lighter so i dont have to use the silly little side child lock every time. (That square buuton on the side)P.S. Dont yell at me for smoking i just like burning stuff = ]
Topic by joelkemu | last reply
Hey all. I'm looking for a compact turbo lighter. I wanted to get something BIC-Mini-styled, but made of 100% metal. I've been looking for something similar for quite a bit of time but found nothing. Can anyone recommend me something? Is there a way I can convert a regular lighter to turbo, in case I find a regular metal BIC? Thank you.
Question by netbus | last reply
I have old lighters ,I would like to repair
Question by dunhill | last reply
So heres my problem ( wishing again somebody will come whit a solution )Im tryying to ignite a little cotton tissu sqaure , which have lighter fuel on it, whit a NiChrome wire....All what i got its some smoke but no flames .... (the smoke stops when i turn off the NiChrome wire)So do someone have a idea to light up a cotton tissu pad (whit lighter fuel on it) whitout using the flink tingythx MaximePS 1 : this is what i wanna do (ecxept not in a wallet)http://youtube.com/watch?v=2njiK1dsWQM
Topic by koax | last reply
Hi i been thinking about making a long reach firework lighter (or just an extented lighter) becuse i cannot reach the floor. I been thinking about some designs , it needs to be 1 meter long and wind resistant. Does anyone have an idea for making one? i have a few designs in mind but i wanna hear your suggestions :D Thanks!
Topic by Kong markus | last reply
I desperately want to install a electric car lighter into my coffee table, but am having trouble figuring out a proper power supply. I am a complete dummy when it comes to anything involving electricity, and would very much appreciate some ideas
Question by bobertson | last reply
I have an idea here that i want to make an electric lighter (for cigarette) . http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee373/IzzwanMucho/idea_125.jpg <--- image here plug the audio jack to my phone, play some music then the fine wire will glow (hot) to ignites the cigarette . Is this will work ? will it damage my phone ? Sorry if my english is bad .
Question by Izzwan125 | last reply
I need a jet lighter, but I do not want to buy it off the internet.
Question by creator 1 | last reply
I found an old empty lighter. Can I refill it with something besides lighter fluid? Like axe or something?
Question by Shadow94 | last reply
I've been trying to make a mini spud gun, but all the instructables say that you need a long nosed lighter or grill lighter. Can the piezo electric ignitor be found in a cigarette lighter. I have no experience whatsoever in these type of things, so an explanation would be helpful. Thanks.
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I know one of the easiest ways to rid the magnet wire of its enamel is by burning it with a butane-lighter. Does this release any toxic fumes, however? I work with magnet wire a lot, and am, quite frankly, tired of stripping it with an Xacto. I'd most likely be burning it outside, so it wouldn't be that bad, I suppose.
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Question by randomhat | last reply
I was going to make an instructable on mini roasting when something hit me. When you use the lighter to light maybe a marshmellow, is the fire or smoke or fumes from the fire toxic? I mean the gas/alcohol gets neutrilized when it burns up and turns into flame but If i cook with it, it may be a different question. If someone asks me to think about smokes, the I should say to you that smokes are already toxic and anyone smoking shouldn't care. ( I don't smoke, I want to live) If possible you can answer this question and have credit in my next instructable.
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I would like to build a distinctive 12 V electric table lighter. I have a really nice cigar box to hold the works, what should I use to power the car cigar lighter assembly I'm using? I have a leftover 120 V AC to 12 V 1 A converter, or should I just use a 120 V to 12 V transformer? I'm pretty sure that the lighter would work with AC and don't know if the 1 A from the converter would be enough. Usually in a car you get more than 12 V, more like 13 to 14 V
Question by Phoghat | last reply
I'm a metal worker, and a wood worker, but an electronics nab. I have spent about $200 and a lot of time over the past few months trying to come up with a way to make a cigarette lighter that my quadriplegic brother can use. (Please save your nonsmoking stuff, we know the facts, he is a 32 year old adult who is capable of making his own decisions). With all the research and money I have spent trying to come up with a solution, I have nothing to show for it. I have been able to make a one time use lighter, using 2 or 4 AA batteries hooked up to a momentary switch with Nichrome wire as the heating element. The problem is the Nichrome is oxidized after 1 or 2 lights. I have racked my brain trying to come up with a semi-permanent solution, and I am at whits end. I can't find any information on this subject, I was thinking of using a car cigarette lighter somehow, but I have no idea how it would be powered. I'm open for ideas, AC power is even fine as long as it's safe. It just would need to be flameless, and have the momentary switch as the only activator. ( He can move his arms, but can't move his fingers, and he can only lift about 2 ounces). Once I get the electronics figured out, I can build a metal holder for it with no problems. Any ideas, knowledge or help is greatly appreciated.
Question by kingofspades4 | last reply
hey im wanting to try and make my own jet lighter but i dont know how the main turbine part works. if someone coud post a few pitures like the shape of the blades the layout of them and how the gas and air mixes that would be a big help thanks (^_^)
Question by rug | last reply
Hello all, I recently found this real old lighter in my basement, so I tried to light it, got some sparks, but the fuel was empty. So I put some fluid in, but had to take out the springy thing with the flint to put it in. Now, there are no sparks, no matter how hard I try to make them. Any suggestions?
Topic by Jackhole | last reply
Hello Everyone, I hope there is someone who can really help me. I LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE trying to figure out and/or repurposing electronic devices. However, I have no studies or text-book knowledge of resistors, etc. So I am beckoning the help of you experts out there. So I have this tiny laptop that is 12v 3amp, 36w. Okay, so I know this may be a super stupid question, but I've got to ask it anyway. If my lighter plug in my car is 12v 10amp, can i plug my little laptop into it safely? I am actually using it with a webcam to make a backup camera. Second question. How could I make an adapter that would plug into the lighter receptacle and connect to my laptop. I have a lighter usb adapter, that is 2.0amps. So is there a way that i could safely modify it and my current laptop plug so i can plug in my laptop to the lighter receptacle. Oh, i must add that I know i could go out and purchase some sort of inverter or what-have-you, but I won't learn anything and the whole point of this is to be able to make it myself (with some help of course) and learn something along the way. Many thanks in advance for anyone who can help me out. Ambles I hope someone can really help me with this.
Topic by Ambles | last reply
Hello guys, I want to make a publicity trailer with led's that will stand at party's (and on the side of the road in the week). This trailer will stand alone and will be powered by a 12V car battery. I would like to charge that battery while moving it with my car by a long cable to the 12V socket in the car. Should I place a resistor to limit the current or is this not necessary? The trailer is for my youth movement. (sorry for my bad english) Grts, Dieter Belgium
Topic by DieterD4 | last reply
I have an Arduino (not super relevant, I will buy a different controller if necessary) and am trying to design a very unique marriage proposal (hence my throwaway account name and lack of details). I want to know if it is possible to light candles on command using a microcontroller....Has anyone attempted this? The ignition source only needs to work once, and to be as inexpensive as possible so I can scale this up without killing my budget. Thanks for your help!
Topic by 65f76ghuyt6 | last reply
I just got an Enercell 12V 2A car adapter. However, it wasn't powering the device I wanted to use it for. I got out my multimeter and did some testing: the socket itself produces power, but the plugged in adapter does not. The weird thing is that I tested it before with the car running and it worked. Is there some special way to plug this thing in that I'm not aware of? Any help would be appreciated.
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Here's the link: www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1607.htm I want to use this part to make a sound activated firework lighter. Please list steps and materials.
Question by GatorSECChamps | last reply
I'm trying to build a flameless lighter but I am an electronics n00b. I gutted a cheap clear lighter and I have a momentary switch and a spring I stretched for the heating element. the case can only fit a AAA battery but that isn't enough to heat the spring(it does get warm though). Is there a simple circuit I can make to increase the power of the AAA or maybe a different filament i can use that wont burn out and can be used over and over?
Question by csim85 | last reply
Bought a pretty cool lighter but i want to add my own design to its pretty boring case.
Question by hulma | last reply
Im looking for the zippo pyro used in the movie x-men 2 with the shark design on it . i really want to purchase one so thanks
Question by x3lm3rx | last reply
*a normal flint lighter makes noise and have to replace flints, also your thumb may get beat up from the roller when attempting to ignite it. **the electronic ignitor lighters - they don't last too long and they make a louder clicking sound upon igniting. ***using the usual disposable/refillable lighters what are some ideas to making a "silent or a quiet lighter" ex.: maybe a small button battery operation of some sort to ignition I'm open to any ideas that is compact in design, reliable, and relates to my main idea of a quiet lighter... Or if anyone has ideas to a flintless, fueless, heat source that doesn't take longer then 30seconds to generate heat
Question by KrAx | last reply
I have several lighters that I still like, either for their design or intended purpose. But over the years some failed to produce proper sparks with the piezo. For some I could salvage replacements from cheap lighters but not so much for the longer ones - the type to get your bbq or oven going. Here the wire from the igniter is in ne long piece going all the way from the piezo, through the long neck to the flame outlet. As the wires in those piezo igniters are aluminium it is next to impossible to attach a longer wire as usually there is no room for crimped connections and the isolation is a problem too. I also have one particular lighter that uses a slightly longer and thicker piezo igniter, the common ones don't work here as they are too short. Adding more support underneath is a no go as the shorter ones have less travel when activated. Last but not least is one lighter that requires a piezo with not just the little metal cap at the end but with a full metal body for the stationary part. The lighter in question does not work with standard types even if I add a little metal strip to make proper contact. Problem is simply put that like this the standard ones arch over and no spark comes out of the wire. So big question: Is there any supplier or Ebay shop where one could actuall see the various types of piezo igniters and order them in small or single quantities? So far I already struggled to find a source for the crappy standard ones and the only one I found wanted to charge $ 2.95 US per igniter plus postage. Sounded a bit greedy to me considering I can buy a complete lighter with it for around one single buck...
Question by Downunder35m | last reply
Ah, so I was doing an Instructable on taking a computer fan and powering via USB, but my fan was rated for 12v and my USB port doesn't put out that much power. But my parent's car puts out 12v, so I should be able to use my fan with it, right? I have the fan, I have a charger for a cell phone that fits into the cig lighter in the car, so it should just be a matter of connecting the wires, right? My fan is rated for .15A, how many amps does a standard cig lighter put out? I don't want to fry the fan (well, forget the fan, I don't wanna mess up the car). Anyone know? Thanks!
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Question by TONSTER67 | last reply
Any suggestions on any kind of project i could do with the lighters would great.
I got a jet lighter that burns butane (it is really cool, I can melt pennies). The lighter lights when I press the striker (pizo spark), but when I try to light the butane that I can make come out of the lighter from pressing the button half way in, I can't light the butane. Why is that?
Question by Thelonelysandwitch | last reply
Ive got a lighter and i need to light stuff so i have to turn it upside down but it doesnt work
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