This little pocket rocket is compact and has a LOT of power and bang for its tiny size! WARNING: THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS DAMAGE OR HARM IF USED INCORRECTLY OR WITHOUT CARE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM CAUSED BY THIS SO USE IT WISELY.
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Step 1: What You Will Need for This Instructable
YOU WILL NEED:
- A mortar and pestle or something like that (i used a heavy piece of brass and that worked fine).
- Needle-nosed pliers
- 3-5 boxes of matches depending on how big a bang you want
- A an igniter of some sort (i used a lighter)
- A pen or tube about 1/2 a centimeter in diameter
- A thin nail
- A drill with a smallish bit on it
- A small dish
- A sheet of A4 plain paper
Step 2: Crushing and Preparing the Matches
For this step you will need your boxes of matches (about 4 or 5 will do), a small dish, your mortar and pestle, and your pliers.
First get the matches and crush the tips of them into a small dish (this may take some time and patience). Once you have done this tip all the tips into your mortar and pestle and grind them into a very fine powder (the finer the better results).
Step 3: Making the Main Body and Loading It
For this step you will need your sheet of paper, some sellotape, a drill, your pen/tube and scissors.
First get the sheet of paper, cut it into 1/3 strips then using your pen/tube wrap 1 strip at a time very tightly around it making sure you have sellotaped the strips together when putting them on. You should now have a paper tube which you now need to fold over one end as tightly as possible and sellotaping it that way leaving it airtight. To test this simply blow into it and see if any air escapes. After doing this you can now pour in the ground up match heads, making sure you leave some for the fuse, until there is about 1-2 centimeters remaining at the top. Now you can repeat the folding of the ends process on the top. Make sure this is also airtight.
Step 4: Drilling the Top Hole, Making the Fuse and Inserting It
For this step you will need the drill, the small nail and some more paper.
First drill a hole in the top of the main body using a drill bit about 4 millimeters diameter and then cut another piece of paper into 1/3 strips again a take one of the strips and wrap it tightly around the small nail until in is wide enough to fit firmly into the hole you drilled at the top of the main body. Now you can sellotape the it up to making your fuse roll and push it into the main body until you feel it reach the powder inside. Now you have to very carefully fill your fuse roll up with some match head powder until it reaches the top (i recommend you compact it up giving you more time to get away). Now your Match Bomb is ready to light and once again BE CAREFUL AND HAVE FUN!!!.
I have uploaded a video of it going off.