Build a Portable Stink Pen!




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You've seen an assortment of stink bombs and other ways to smell up the place, but how about a portable stink bomb, or better yet a portable stink Pen! I'll show you how! Watch my video tutorial and then follow the instructions! Have fun! Now you're a stinker!

Step 1: What You Will Need...

1. A cheapie click pen

2. Some Strike-Anywhere matches (the ones with the white tip only)

3. A bobby pin

Step 2: Disassemble the Pen...

Unscrew the pen and remove the ink insert. Save the spring, that's the firing mechanism. And, save the screw top you first removed.

Step 3: Build the Firing Mechanism...

To build the firing mechanism:

1. Take the spring and slide it over the end of the bobby pin. (Be sure to remove the little plastic protectors on the end of the bobby pin if yours has them)

2. Insert the screw top portion of the pen over the bobby pin.

3.Take a pair of needle nose pliers and bend back a portion of the bobby pin to hold the spring and top in place.

Step 4: Insert the 'ammo'...

Drop a Strike-Anywhere match into the pen body and screw the pen top back in place, exposing the trigger end of the bobby pin.

Step 5: Fire Away!

Pull the bobby pin and it will hit the tip of the Strike-Anywhere match causing it to ignite and spew out a stream of stank sulphur smell...!

(Some testing may require you to 'shim' the match with a small length of wood from another match so the firing mechanism hits the tip of the 'ammo'.)



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    181 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    you could put in a small wad of cat or human hair. that really stinks. i dont know if those fumes are any better though.


    Reply 1 year ago

    ik its been 7years but plastic in my opinion smells much worse without the hair


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    But..., the burning plastic is causing the stink, not the match. DO NOT BREATH IN FUMES

    CSI worker

    4 years ago

    An idea... Take a cap and place it into the pen (like the match) and FIRE IN THE HOLE

    Bob the dog

    6 years ago on Introduction

    i sugest filling the rest of the pen with the potassium nitrate/ sugar mix but not the one were you cook it. just mix the dry ingredients.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Would it work if I took a bit from the outside of the box and put it inside? With normal matches cause I don't have white tipped ones