This is a small instructable on how to make a quick prop Fire Bucket!
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Step 1: Gather Materials
First you need to gather materials, There are many ways to power LEDs and make them flicker. The cheaper way would to have multiple multivibrator oscillators based on 555 timer ICs. However sometimes time isn't on your side, or you do not have the correct capacitors needed, etc. This is why I keep chose these particular chips and microprocessors, because I keep them handy at all times.
Things needed for quick fire bucket:
Loads of assorted resistors (150 ohm were used in this case)
9v battery and connector (I used three in parallel to increase runtime)
Diffuser screen (We had red and orange transparent sheets to use)
24awg solid wire
And last, at least one beer was required in the making of this.
Step 2: Putting Things Together
Slap some magic blue smoke onto everything and be done!
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