Electrical Match

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Introduction: Electrical Match

About: I am 15 jears old and from Austria near Germany, i'm interested in electronics chemistry and physics. I do my best to upload some great Projekts which you hopefully like.

An electrical match

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Step 1: Things You Need :

you'll need these parts:

Some matches
some electrical tape
obout 12 cm of flat cable

and these tools:

wire stripper
file
and a pair of snippers

Step 2: Prepare the Cable

take two of the wires in one piece and pull the ends apart. Then take your wire stripper and strip down about 1,02 cm of the insulation.
Now take two single strangs and twist them together.

Step 3: Prepare the Matches

take your file and make a little grove inside of your matchhead.
After this take a pair of snippers or a knife and cut it in half

Step 4: Assembly

take the half match, position it between the two leads and bend the two twisted wires over it so they go through the litle grove you made earlier.
Now take the two, twisted together, wires and twist them together with the others.

Step 5: Final Step

Take a piece of electrical tape and fix the whole thing.
and Finally take a pair of scissors and remove the excess cables, but be careful there not to cut the twisted connection of the thin cable.

Step 6: Have Fun!

To ignite it you only have to connect the two leads with a strong power source.

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    17 Discussions

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    rafaelnfs
    rafaelnfs

    3 years ago

    what's th minimun voltage/current for th "Strong Power Supply".

    i want to make one for arduino and control with it.

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    Reply 3 years ago

    The power of an Arduino wont be enough, In your case I would use something like a Lithium Batterie which can deliver the needed current.

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    rafaelnfs
    rafaelnfs

    Reply 3 years ago

    but can I use (relay) right :) I want to make for fire "cuetes" this is the name of fireworks on my country :)

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    Reply 3 years ago

    yes you have to use a relay :)

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    rafaelnfs
    rafaelnfs

    3 years ago

    what's th minimun voltage/current for th "Strong Power Supply".

    i want to make one for arduino and control with it.

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    4 years ago

    And if he saw the video... So what?He made it himself, Took his own pictures, Is there a problem? I was just pointing out that TKOR did it.If you search "Elect

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 4 years ago

    My keyboard suddenly stopped working... What I meant was that if you search " electric match" on Google, There are 158 Million results. Anyone can make it... He didn't steal the idea, He just duplicated it.

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    4 years ago

    why do you think i've seen his video?

    after yonatan24 told me that the king of random did it before I checked out his youtube channel and I think he does great videos.

    now i subscribed to his channel.

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    4 years ago

    Nice, I've seen The King of Random do this before

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    Roentgenium111
    Roentgenium111

    Reply 4 years ago

    King of random has practically done everything!

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 4 years ago

    If it's random, He did it!

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    Reply 4 years ago

    Ok sorry, i just tried to find it on instructables an i couldnt find an identical instructables

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    rafununu
    rafununu

    4 years ago

    It's a short circuit, so the intensity must be very high. A simpler system is use iron wool ! I did that for firing my rockets when I was young, and it worked each and any time.

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    Reply 4 years ago

    I've tried iron wool too but this is a mutch simpler way. If you do it like this you kan make a much higher quantity of igniters and if you have a good power source it doesnt matter what methode you use

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    TechnicalKid
    TechnicalKid

    Reply 4 years ago

    And if you want to you can also use one single strang, then it will not need such a strong power source.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    This would be a great way to make remote igniters for fireworks.