Poor-man's Aerial Firework Show




Introduction: Poor-man's Aerial Firework Show

We like ground blooms, but they need something... more. Like altitude.

A paintball gun should help.

Step 1: Ready, Aim

You'll need:

1) Paintball gun (.68 caliber)
2) Groundblooms
3) Fire

Light a groundbloom and time the fuse length. Ours range from 4-5 seconds, depending on the type of groundbloom.

Step 2: Fire!

Hold the firework at the end of the barrel. Try dropping it into the barrel to make sure it slides completely down the barrel (the fuse or packaging can catch). The manufacturing quality varies widely, so you'll need to test each groundbloom individually.

Light the fuse and drop it into the barrel. Count to x seconds (where x is the fuse lengh), and fire the gun.

You can wait to fire the gun until the groundbloom ignites, but that may overheat the barrel. You don't need paint, but firing balls along with the groundbloom improves height slightly.



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    50 Discussions

    hello "ifixit"
    I'm mohammad from IRAN, I know english a little
    a sample firework simulation with FWsim 2
    mixing iranian National Anthem with firework to show
    i made it with fwsim 2 & ulead media studio 8
    you can to see it in this address :

    My girlfriend would love this instructable she would only need a paintgun

    yeah, i was at the local university earlier this year and they had a pretty impressive (and advanced) one(it only launched spherical objects, but you guys should be able to get it to work properly with any shape) , here are some photos i took of it:


    Nice. I was just referring more to the projecting and being poor part on my original comment. Good input plus pics are always a + .

    https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Medieval-Trebuchet-Out-of-Cardboard/ There ya go hhahaha extra poor man

    Or you could build a poor mans aerosol powered paint ball gun. Check out my instructable to learn how. Just search for aerosol powered paintball gun.

    Or you can make an actual aerial shell, its not that hard, you just need to know how to. =)

    *hint*use propain instad of c02 it will be funny
    i like this a lot


    11 years ago

    I live in canada and i got a huge fine, probably becuase im underage, was drunk and lit a tree on fire

    2 replies

    Just don't light trees on fire, do it in an empty lot, and your good to go! =)