Exploding Lithium

Does any body know how to get lithium out of those battery's? it produces hydrogen gas and may ignite on contact with water.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Will this battery explode??

Silly question, but I really wanna be on the safe side.  I just received this battery charger for my phone, but wanted to change the case, so i removed the original case.  Then I looked at the battery, and saw that the (-) of the battery is not soldered to the PCB at all, only the (+).  I know that lithium batteries are dangerous, so I just wanted to ask if it's safe to use. It was like that, I didn't accidentally rip it of. There are even no marks on the (-) connector sticking out from the battery. Can someone please let me know if it's safe to use?  I added some images pointing out the place and the board.  Thanks a lot for your help. George 

Asked by grancharov 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


The World Is Going to Explode!

I came here and all of the sudden, the whole design is backwards (which looks like shit by the way). How long has the world been spinning into disaster like this?

Posted by Crash2108 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Is Instructables about to explode? Discuss

Ok, now, here is what i seemassive sponsorsibles projects on practically every blog, dailyMahusive amount of media coverage on tv, radio, and the netsGreat potentialNow, i know were pretty big atm, but, as you all know, ive been to the future.Its going to happen, and its going to happen soon.Instructables will explode. Its gonna be big, and us, the faithful few, are slap bang in the center.Let me know what you think, and how we will survive what i am coming to call, The Ibleoclypse

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Radio Shack exploded this morning

In New York City, a Radio Shack exploded this morning. Well, to be more accurate, the sidewalk right in front of it exploded. A manhole explosion led to a transformer catching fire which led to 100 people being evacuated. So far, it looks like nobody was hurt, which is pretty amazing. But still, a "manhole explosion"? They just explode now? I thought that only happened in Die Hard. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can I make exploding cupcakes?

This is for my halloween costume this year (i won't say what it is until i finish it and put up an instructable of my own, haha!) i had two ideas for explosive tasty confections: either using little firecrackers as candles, or putting some type of exploding pellet or capsule inside the cupcakes that would explode on impact. a friend told me about something that may or may not contain mercury, or i suppose it could have been magnesium since it's so flammable...it comes in little spheres/pellets/capsules that probably contain some of the same ingredients as flash powder, only in a more concentrated form. if such a thing exists, i would just bake cupcakes and squish the capsules into the bottoms of the cupcakes. i'm open to any other ideas. help please!

Asked by CheshireKat 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


SMPS failure, the Gates of the MOSFETs exploded?????? Answered

I've just build an SMPS using a TL494 chip using the power circuit from this circuit from uzzors2k, it's just a standard half bridge in my case using IRFP460's. The MOSFETs are driven through a small transformer that itself is driven with a H-bridge.  Yesterday I was trying it's first mains power test slowly ramping up the voltage with a variac when at about 180VAC i could hear some fizzling from the circuit and at 200V the GATE's of the MOSFET's exploded violently, at close inspection there was no shorts or flashovers and the gates were the only thing that was damaged at all. One thing i noticed later was the output waveform of the power transformer, unlike the signal waveform it didnt exhibit the same 96% duty cycle but a 100% with a lot of ringing on the rising peaks of the square wave, i know this can probably be fixed by reducing the duty cycle but i cant see how it could've blew up the gates. I've included some pictures so you can see what i mean by explode, as you can see on the left Fet the gate pin has completely blown off and the copper has melted slightly and the right image the same happened but i cracked the Fet open with a hammer to see if there were any clues inside. I really dont have a clue why this happened and would appreciate some help, thanks in advance.

Asked by The MadScientist 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Can your battery explode if its bieng supplied 1.2 volts more then required? Answered

I recently heard my friends battery exploded he was using the same chrging setup as me exept he was using a 1 volt battery i am using a 3.8 volt battery both our chargers supply 5 volts so i was wondering if my battery can be damaged or can it explode if i keep using the 5 volt charger on my 3.8 volt battery (the battery is a lenovo l13d1p32)

Asked by god4life.godz4life 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


what can you explode

Such as salt peter can that explode

Posted by poop#1 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


a model rocket using a 4 ft flourescent light bulb and a D size rocket engine

I'm planning on using a 4 ft flourescent light bulb for a model rocket body.  Has anyone ever tried this?  I'm hoping the tube will explode when the engine pops to eject the nonexisting nosecone.  Any tips,ideas,theories?

Asked by tpreston 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Exploding 9-volt Batteries?

I have always wondered if 2 9-volt batteries connected pos. to neg. and neg. to pos. will it explode? Look at the picture if you need help understanding what I mean.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone know of any Instructables to do while babysitting?

I have popsicle sticks, paper clips, cardboard, string, and that sort of stuff. I am going to be babysitting three kids ages 7,8, and 9 I believe. So does anyone know of any safe and easy Instructables? (Also i don't have any LED lights or anything like that.)

Posted by Sunbanks 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can I do this or will it explode? Answered

I've taken the motor out of an old vacuum cleaner and now I've got two wires coming from it (brown and blue) the live and nuetral.  If I swap them around, will this make the motor spin in the opposite direction? If this doesn't, what can I do to make it spin in the opposite direction. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Koosie 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


my head is going to explode!

I have just bought a rubiks cube and i can solve ONE side but that is it. i have looked at ibles telling you how to solve it but i find it very confusing. i feel like i am going to burn this cube. so, does anyone of any site that EASILY explains how to do it. i am a noob at this.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact

My idea is as followshave an outer layerthen inside that is a layer of a shock reactant chemical or substancethen another very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the first chemical to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holemy example and original idea includes Nitrogen Triiodide and the regular smoke bomb mixtureps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttps://www.instructables.com/id/E5YK8KLTDKEQOEX3CK/?ALLSTEPS for nitrogen triiodidehttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPS for the smoke bomb

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


F25 Anti-Personnel Grenade

INSTRUCTABLE DONE!!! LinkThis is the new grenade i talked about in my new magazine forum topic: HereIt uses a spring motor that is activate by pushing up the pin on the bottom (after being cranked) to fling shrapnel to distances not achievable by your average run-of-the-mill grenades...or should I say blunt throwing objects...*cough cough*. On average, this grenade can fling various shrapnel (green rods, ball joints and connectors, etc...) up to 25 feet. The best feature of the grenade, besides its blast radius, is how YOU DON'T NEED TO REASSEMBLE IT; you just reload the shrapnel, and toss again.I also have a slightly different version of this that can be fired from a Knex RPG!!!!! (coming later this year, because the M4 is using most of my pieces).If you want i will post an instructable for it but you can probably build from pictures.

Posted by flames10391 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


trickle charger for 14AH battery?

Hi, i am looking into making a 12v UPS for my home cctv system. i have two 12v 7AH batterys like the type used in fire and burglar alarm panels. my aim is to have a 240v input which gets converted to 12vdc and powers my dvr and cameras. the power supply of the dvr alone is 5 amps so i would need 1 5 amp output and then 16 lower amp outputs for the cameras but i guess this could just be done with fuses. now, here is the tricky part: in whilst also powering the dvr and cameras, i also need it to charge my two battery's wired in parallel so theres 14 ah of 12v battery's to charge (i may also add more at a later date). in the event of a power loss, a relay or some other switching device will switch power to all the devices to the battery so that its backed up. the only problem is that i am new to battery charging and don't fancy blowing them up. schematics, help suggestions all greatly appreciated. thank-you. - Luke

Asked by ljarrald 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Could a human bloat and explode if left dead?

  I know this question sounds sick and sadistic, but that is a serious question for my zombie book I've been talking about.    Even If it was just an internal explosion, that would answer my question.  Another thing, how long would it take?

Asked by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to make a rocket that doesnt explodes? Answered

I want to make a rocket that will not eplode,but just push something  And please i need it to be cheap  Thanks 

Asked by aca15 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Anything that can explode using CocaCola

I heard of using mentos which will force the coke out and also dry ice in a coke bottle. can anyone tell me what can i use to explode using coke (not drugs, cocacola). (homemade stuff only? i know this is a crazy question but i love explosions

Posted by godwin123 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Looking for a knex grenade that actually explodes?

Please, someone suggest and leave a link of an actually functioning knex grenade? I'd be happy if someone could..

Asked by Inventor X 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make firecrackers explode slower

Okay so I have a bunch of those big red rolls of fire crackers, but the problem is, the fuses go off WAY too fast, like i'll have one second before they blog up, literally. Any ideas on how to make them explode slower? also some ideas of what to do with them.?

Asked by Screamo 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact --- contest

I have decided to make a contest to see who can truly make a smoke bomb that will explode on contact with the ground no madder what part of it hits the ground. it will be graded on - ingenuity - ease to make - artistic beauty (yes it does count [just not as much]) - best instructions - safest (this grading spec will only be used if there is a tie for first place) - creativity and finally - how destructive it is you have until the end of August to turn in instructables to the destructables group

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Exploding K-cups in a Keurig coffeemaker

Our Keurig coffeemaker is several years old. We began to see a ragged star opening in the top of the K-cups after brewing and coffee grounds various places outside the K-cup. All of the usual recommended fixes were no help. (See below.) This video gave me a solution that worked very well for us. (I have no personal connection to the video or its maker.) We now see only a neat round hole in the top of our K-cups after brewing, not a torn and ragged opening. Video summary: Remove two screws under the flip-up cover above the K-cup holder. Remove the decorative plastic cover by tugging at it. Snip the zip tie that keeps the soft white tube on the fitting. Pull the tube from the fitting. Hold the end of the tube over a cup. Cycle water through the Keurig until several cups come out clean. Clear the upper and lower needles of coffee grounds. Attach the tube with a new zip tie and screw the cover back in place. One word of caution: Very hot water spewed onto the soft skin at the base of my thumb and it was very uncomfortable. I draped a folded towel over my hand while hot water was being expelled from the disconnected tube at the top of the Keurig. Also, I ran quite a number of cups of water through the Keurig until I got three consecutive cups of water without any debris particles of any kind in the water. (I did not see an accumulation of coffee grounds like the man describes in the video, but I saw what was similar to pieces of a brown wing from a housefly.) In the two or three days following the procedure in the video we did occasionally have a K-cup blowout, but have seen only perfect round holes after a week or so, and we probably brew a dozen cups of coffee each day. The usual recommendations-- +Keurig's official recommendation as the cause of grounds migrating outside the K-cup is too much air inside the K-cup as evidenced by a domed lid on the K-cup before it is punctured. Their recommendation is to poke the top of the K-cup with a pin before putting it into the Keurig. Because of my observations and experience, I give very little credence to this. +Accumulated lime from the water needs to be descaled from the inside of the Keurig. Lime accumulation does cause a partially full cup of brewed coffee. We regularly descale our machine. We have also run water through our machine whenever we have seen grounds in our coffee and some grounds came out with the water. Descaling is a good thing to do, but I doubt it has a connection to bursting K-cups and grounds where they do not belong.  +Clogged upper and lower needles. The video will direct you to use a wire to insure open passageways inside the needles above and below the K-cup.

Posted by Phil B 1 year ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


whats a good VOC?

Im working on an airsoft rocket that will explode on impact via a volatile compound in the warhead, something like the pop-its crackers that explode on the ground. the only thing is I can't obtain these right now, so I am in need of cheap, easy to make compound that would explode on impact. any help would be nice.

Asked by the mechanical engineer 7 years ago


Why do some capacitors have polarity? Answered

(Asked once already, but for some reason was not visible.) That is sort of a blanket question. I'm wondering: 1) why only some, and not all or none? 2) what (in their physical structure) causes them to have polarity? 3) why do we make ones that have polarity? Is there something prohibitive, like cost, or safety, making it so in the production? (okay, not safety, as may attest anyone who has seen a reversed capacitor explode.)

Asked by V-Man737 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


transistor keeps burning out in the circuit!

Hi everyone! i followed this 'ible (https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Perimeter-Alarm/) to make a laser burglar alarm for an electronics project. i soldered everything together properly, followed the schematic and all, but every time i connect the battery, the transistor just explodes, like, there's a small spark and next thing you know, its damaged. what can be the reason for this and what can i do to solve this problem? i've already used 4 transistors and all burned out! please help!

Asked by here_to_learn 5 years ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago


Ker-Pow!-citor

So, my circuits professor described electrolytic capacitors today, and said that reverse-biasing them could cause a catastrophic, eye-popping explosion. All that in a little metal can? I had to try it! Here's what it takes:

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


led wiring with 12 volts in AA batteries

i just made a huge 50cm x 130 cm inifinity mirror with 2 strands of 3528 led strip lighting left over approx 1' long left over. I am on the attempt of making small portable infinity mirrors and coaster seem like the best idea for them. i wired it all good and i am done now however i appear to have a problem Step 1: Infinity Coaster everything works well until it has been left on for 2 mins. even when i turn off the lights, the batteries get super hot. They are cheap dollar store AA batteries but almost too hot to touch even when it is turned off. i figured maybe i have a short somewhere but i cannot find one with the multimeter. is it just that i have too much amperage for too little of an LED strip? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvYCstmnIfY they stopped turning on the lights when they got hot but i tried again to shoot this video clip and they worked pretty good. A little slow to light up still so some of the juice is gone i imagine. if you know these strips give me a clue. if i find out the problem, i can make a solution and make another instructable on how its made with # 2. it is Christmas after all and somebody needs a coaster for their egg-nog.  these pics arent great let me know if you wanna see wiring more clearely

Posted by DavidS477 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


why does mentos explode in coca cola?

Asked by KTumi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it true that your Power Supply Can Explode While Hackintoshing?

I read somewhere that your PSU can explode while making a hackintosh

Asked by robots199 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Exploding pumpkin

I wanna blow up a pumpkin Any suggestions???

Posted by Masta Moofasa 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


will plastic bottles explode from bottling primed apple cider?

Asked by macky171 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact - version II

Smoke bombs that explode on contactmy idea is as followshave an outer layerinside that you have small glass capsules which will break and ignite the negative-Xthen another very very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the the glass around the water to breake causing the negative-X to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holeps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttp://www.unitednuclear.com/negx.htm for Negative-Xhttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPSfor the smoke bomb

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Exploding color pigments - need ideas to make

Hello everyone, I am working on a film project and I need to make small explosions of colored pigments and/or powder. Below is a link to a few sample photos of the affect that I am trying to achieve. http://photogrvphy.com/pedro-aguilar-bang/ I have tried many different techniques from impact to compressed air. But I am not getting the shapes that I am looking for. I am thinking  that the best technique might be some sort of controlled explosion. This could be something detonated within a pile of the powder or potentially (and more complicated) and fully concealed shell that includes the powder. I will primarily be shooting straight down above the powder so it really only needs to explode up and out. And again, these are relatively small blasts. I would estimate the powder blasts in the images from the link are only approximately 2' in width at the most. And help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by jedikremer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Make water balloons explode in mid-air

Hello to all, This is my first post, so if I make a mistake I apologize in advance. I am looking for a way to make water balloons explode in mid-air. It must be safe (i.e. I am not going to shoot them out of the sky with some sort of projectile) and I would prefer not to utilize some form of explosive device. I would prefer something I could time and continuously reproduce. Whether it be an apparatus or a chemical reaction. It has to be safe to be done around children, environmentally friendly, in other words I don't want to cause anyone or anything harm other than the balloon itself. I would like to be able to make the balloons burst at either a specific time after launching or throwing or have them burst after reaching a certain height in the air. If I can figure out a way to this I will gladly share my whole idea. Thanks in advance.

Posted by feign 12 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Make water balloons explode in mid-air

Hello to all, This is my first post, so if I make a mistake I apologize in advance. I am looking for a way to make water balloons explode in mid-air. It must be safe (i.e. I am not going to shoot them out of the sky with some sort of projectile) and I would prefer not to utilize some form of explosive device. I would prefer something I could time and continuously reproduce. Whether it be an apparatus or a chemical reaction. It has to be safe to be done around children, environmentally friendly, in other words I don't want to cause anyone or anything harm other than the balloon itself. I would like to be able to make the balloons burst at either a specific time after launching or throwing or have them burst after reaching a certain height in the air. If I can figure out a way to this I will gladly share my whole idea. Thanks in advance.

Posted by feign 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Why do Pop Rocks explode in your mouth?

I just won a bag of Pop Rocks for the 4th of July and I was wondering why do they explode in your mouth.

Asked by Quest for Questions 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


SEEKING: I need a safe way/fx rig to explode a watermelon on a tv show...? Answered

Hi gang, I'm working on a show and I need to make a live audience believe that their 'telepathic psychic powers' have made a watermelon explode. I can build a booth with a lexan/plexiglass window so that watermelon doesn't spray the audience, this will also allow me to hide special fx rigs in it. I've done a somewhat similar rig before where I made the watermelon fall unnoticed through a trap door while a nozzle simultaneously sprayed watermelon guts against the plexi (so it looked like it exploded but didn't really). This time I'd really like to make it blow up.  I have a pyrotech license and have access to some basic explosives, but I think I would prefer to explore compressed air-based explosions. Anyway, any ideas would be appreciated. Please find a rough sketch attached. Many thanks! DAZU

Asked by damianzuch 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I'm seeking ideas for building a prop exploding dynamite stick

Hi all, I'm building a prop dynamite stick that will "explode" onstage. It will be standing upright on a crate (so I can hide mechanisms in the crate) and will suddenly explode. I have a pyrotech license and can use gerbs to make a small fiery explosion but I'd like to SAFELY make the stick of dynamite explode into several pieces (foam???) without any risk of hurting anyone in the audience (this is because an actor will find and collect the pieces of dynamite later in the play). I'm seeking thoughts on how you guys might approach a build like this. Cheers! Damian

Asked by damianzuch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


knex ML9 missle launcher from halo series

Recently i was glancing at my halo 3 owners manual and was on the page w/ all the weapons, when an idea struck me in the head. Why not build a missle launcher? it would be a first to the site, i mean right? If you like it maybe i will post. don't forget to rate and comment!

Posted by SeMi_AuToMaTic 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help!! It's 3am and I have a bubbling and squeaking battery!

Please help! I procured an electric wheelchair today (worn and torn, but in good shape.  It had 2 12v batteries, little smaller than an auto batt.  Didn't write down the amperage tho...The batteries were visually inspected for bowed or expanded sides, cracks, oxidation.  Everything appeared in order.  They have likely been sitting for some time.  Stupidly, I did not check electrolyte levels.  Oops.  Could easily be low.  I plugged the charger into the mainboard for 30 minutes, watching closely.  No issues, no overheating.  I left it for another 2 hours.  Again, no noticeable issues.  I tested the drive motors by controlling it around my driveway briefly. Power was very low.  It worked, but clearly lacked juice. I plugged the batts in for another 4 or 5 hours.  But after that time, I noticed a crackling/squealing (faint) sound.  As if pressure was escaping.  Bad news.  I had the chair chassis (and batts) in my workshop, and now I was afraid it may blow, contaminating everything.  The batteries feel warm. One more than the other. Beginning to panic, I threw on my goretex, respirator, goggles and gloves and carefully detached the battery cable from the main board.   I've never had one of this size blow, and have no idea what it could do.  very hesitantly, I rolled it into my garage, and closed the door.  Now I'm afraid to sleep, because I'm concerned about it. Is this Normal old battery behavior?  Could this be due to low electrolytes?  A small crack in the case?  Is there anything I can do besides wait?  I'm not real anxious to go too close for too long.  Is there anything I can do that would not increase hazard?  I'm about to throw a tarp over it, but is there a high flammability risk if a high amperage 12v were to blow? Guidance highly appreciated.  Thank you.

Posted by huck alexander 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Will limestone bricks explode if I use them in a forge? Answered

I going to make a small charcoal forge this weekend, an was wondering if the limestone bricks I have would be safe to use in the forge? I know that some materials like concrete will explode at high heat, so will limestone do the same thing?

Asked by danlab 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how would you make a reusable exploding clothes?

Question for you all...For those of you who have seen 'Fist of the North Star' how would you make a reusable exploding clothes?  I got a friend wanting to go to Sakura Con in Seattle as Kenshiro from FotNS and no Kneshiro costume is complete without manly screaming felxing and his clothes.  any suggestions?

Asked by lgese 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What could possibly make my LED explode?

I am not very good with electronics but i do mess with them. I was testing a little momentary push button I got with a LED using my electronics test lab thing from radioshack . i hooked it up to 6v and pressed the button and something popped so being stupid i pressed it again and immediately the LED exploded small sparks flew from it and a piece of the plastic broke off and flew at my face. Why did it do this the only thing i can imagine causing this was that i didn't put a resistor in but I've hooked LEDs up to straight voltage before only momentarily to test them and nothing bad happened. from my experience 6v even 9v has never blown an LED up why this one? Please tell me if u have an idea why I'm about to start wearing safety goggles when working with LEDs cause I'm pretty scared.

Asked by i_build_stuff 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How many gunpowder u need 2 get a good explode or BOOM!!!!

How many gun powder do u need 2 get a good explosion

Posted by Mickey2 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


check out my smoke bombs that explode on contact contest

The contest is to see who can make a function smoke bomb that goes off on contact with the groundmore details at here

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


check out my smoke bombs that explode on contact contest

The contest is to see who can make a function smoke bomb that goes off on contact with the groundmore details at here

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


Can someone walk me through the math of not exploding a 12V rated motor with a 48V battery?

I have a machine with a 12V motor. I have a battery that supplies 48V. I want to run the machine with the battery and NOT have the machine explode.If I get a speed control that can handle 48V, is it a simple as making sure I don't run it higher than 25%?

Asked by jongscx 1 year ago  |  last reply 12 months ago