Intro: How to Build a Spark Genarator
This is my first instructable so please no nasty comments.
hot glue gun barrel from barbecue lighter
electrical tape piece of wire about 6in.
scissors foamboard square 6x6in(cardboard works ok if it is thick
pen Piezo electric igniter(also from lighter)
pliers top load (a piece of metal like mine with a magnet)
Step 1: Tracing and Cutting
First you take your foamboard square and the lighter barrel and trace around the barrel.After that you must cut it out.
Step 2: Wraping and Taping
Now you take the barrel and wrap the barrel in the electrical tape leaving only a spirely bare spot.Next you tape that 6in. piece of wire to the barrel and tape over that.
Step 3: Hot Gluing
The next thing to do now is hot glue the barrel to the base.(you might also want to tape over the hot glue)
WARNING: the tip of the hot glue gun gets VERY hot!!!
Step 4: Adding the Igniter
Now it is time to add the igniter. First you take the SHORT wire from the igniter and splice it to the wire on the barrel. Then tape the igniter down.Next tape the LONG wire to the barrel so that there is about 2in. sticking out of the tape.
Step 5: The Last Step
Now it's simple to just put the top load on with the magnet(If you do not have a magnet hot glue works to Just remember to make sure the top load has a good connection to the barrel)
Step 6: YOU ARE DONE!
Now just have with it. CLICK AWAY=). Also video of spark in action.
WARNING: it hurts a little to get zapped.