In this instructable, i will show you how to turn a barbacue lighter into an ignighter for use inspud guns and other projects. It should take around 5 minutes, which is why i'm submitting this as a PopSci 5 min. project.
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Step 1: Step 1: What You Need
You will need:
Copper aligator clops
Wire holder standy thingy
Step 2: Step 2: Taking Apart the Lighter
First, get a lighter that is empty. Get a flat screwdriver or knife, anf cut the stickers. Then unscrew the two screws. Also pry off the grey cap that holds together the end of the lighter. ( second image )
Step 3: Step 3: Open
Now carefully open the lighter.
Step 4: Step 4: Undo the Shaft
Take apart the long black tube by pulling away from the wire and hose. Then pull the small plastci cap off of the end.
Step 5: Step 5: Remove
Remove the fuel canister and the locking mechanism, you will be left with this.
Step 6: Step 6: Solder Part 1
Solder a wire to the shorter one connected to the piezo-electric ignighter.
Step 7: Step 7: Re-Assemble
Now put the whole thing back together, make sure the wires are coming out where the black tube came out.
Step 8: Step 8: Soldering Part 2
Now solder an aligator clip to each wire.
Step 9: Finish
Now you have a custom made piezo-electric ignighter. You can now use it in spud guns, and other projects that require a small explosin!
Step 10: Video
This is a video of the sparks, sorry for the bad quality and mistakes.
Step 11: Thanks
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