Simple Igniters

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This Instructable will show u how to make igniters without nicrome wire. Plus the can be set off with a 9v.

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Step 1: Supplies

Supplies:
+2 2inch pieces of stiff wire.
+1 1inch piece of thin craft wire.
+electritions tape
+1 match

Tools:
+wire strippers
+lighter

Step 2: The Wires

1.strip about a quarter of an inch off of 1 end of the wires.

2.strip about half of an inch off of the other side.

Step 3: Tape the Wires

1.tape the wires together leaving about a guarter of an inch of unstripped wire on each side.

2. bend wires like shown.

3. separate the top wires like shown in pic 2.

Step 4: The Craft Wire

1.burn a 1 inch length of craft wire to get the coating off.

2.untwist the wire so its separate strands.

3.Take 1 strand and put it in the 2 stits at the top of the wires.

4.twist top of wires nad bend down like shown.

Step 5: The Match

1.tape a match to the side so that the head is pressed against the craft wire strand.

2.Enjoy. Made to be used with my detonator.

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    21 Discussions

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    SpazmodicColonel88

    Reply 1 year ago

    You can make more than one igniter with this technique.

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    Zdawgtudgeanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    hmmm, i only used a nine volt, (but i have tried it with about 3000 volts befor :) ) if it doesnt work then its probly because the craft wire is too think, make sure you get the thinnest possible, burn off all the coating and unravel it, and use one of the tiny strands.

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    tudgeanatorZdawg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    K cheers, I found another way any way, which is working AMAZINGLY for me-havn't had a single dud yet! It's using old fairy light bulbs and match heads, so it's kinda expensive but still, they are sooooo reliable!

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    ilpugtudgeanator

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    this is by far the best way to make electric ignitors i have found. near my house there is one of those old fashoined redneck swapmeet places. you an get a crapload of old tatty christmas lights. you get like 100 ignitions for a dollar old string of lights, and a two dollar box of matches.

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    ZdawgSlavko333

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    hmmm, if it doesnt work then its probly because the craft wire is too think, make sure you get the thinnest possible, burn off all the coating and unravel it, and use one of the tiny strands.

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    wii552

    10 years ago on Step 4

    I am pretty sure craft wire is nichrome wire...

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    striker95

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is stupid why dont u just light the wick of the firework instead of lighting a match to light it

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    pdub77striker95

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Because we can. Turning electricity into fire is fun. If you don't get it, you're in the wrong place.

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    Zdawgdunnos

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    not really sure, just found some in my house while trying to find some more wire for a new sensor on my litle robot.

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    ZdawgGiller12

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 1

    because that is how u get the covering off of the craft wire, then u unravel the strands and use one.