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About: I am just a person who loves doing crazy and fun things... I always love to try to innovate when I can, and share any new discoveries I find... That is why I have recently started recording my shenanigans ...

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    If you stuffed the coated marshmallow into the bottom of a tube, would it create a more concentrated 'fountain' effect, and if so, how high would the sparks go above the top of the tube? Also, would it ignite with standard fireworks fuse?

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    ckmk

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea with the marshmallows though, I'll try that

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    ckmk

    3 years ago on Introduction

    WHERE DO I FIND SODIUM NITRATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know how to make fireworks but I don't know how to get SODIUM NITRATE!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, the food coloring with do nothing in terms of the color of sparks. You would have to use something like:

    -Copper Sulfate (Blue)

    -Aluminum Oxide (Yellow)

    -Magnesium (White)

    -Iron Oxide (Red)

    Or possibly combinations of different metals powders, or compounds.

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    lebarican

    4 years ago

    Yes, it is an option. :) Check Photojojo.com for commercial holders so you can mount your camera on a tripod. Or, look right here on instructables for how to build your own. :) It will make your presentations much easier to watch.

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    floppyjoe

    4 years ago

    I,m sue I have pots of sodium nitrate in my shed, its used as a weed killer on paths and patios, so if I can stop myself eating the mallows, I might give it a try

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    Make sure it is pure so you don't end up with some nasty side reaction due to miscellaneous chemicals, and remember to be safe.

    Other than that Have Fun! :D

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    qwerty924

    4 years ago on Introduction

    you can get a pound of potasium nitrate pretty cheap if you go to the store and get a bottle of stump remover. it comes as a white powder typically in a black bottle that i've seen. just double check the label and make sure that it is in fact pottasium nitrate.

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    Kiteman

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Aluminium oxide won't react to make sparks - you need to use the powdered metal.

    Commercial sparklers use iron, not aluminium. Try repeating this with iron filings or powder.

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    • Aluminium or magnesium or magnalium, produce white sparks
    • Iron, produce orange branching sparks
    • Titanium, produce rich white sparks
    • Ferrotitanium, for yellow-gold sparkles\

    I actually was using Dark German Aluminium powder I had made, but I think that because it is more of a fuel then and oxidizer that the marshmallow and extra carbon really slowed down the reaction...

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    Yeah it was my mistake, I am used to saying that for some reason, dark German Alumnium powder is actually fine Aluminium powder cover in charcoal to prevent oxidization...

    That is why when I listed the Ingredients for the composition on the video I put "Aluminium Powder" instead of "Aluminium Oxide..."