Metal bic-style lighter? Answered

Hey all. I'm looking for a compact turbo lighter. I wanted to get something BIC-Mini-styled, but made of 100% metal. I've been looking for something similar for quite a bit of time but found nothing. Can anyone recommend me something? Is there a way I can convert a regular lighter to turbo, in case I find a regular metal BIC? Thank you.

Asked by netbus 7 years ago



does any one know where to find a jet lighter that is not on the internet?

I need a jet lighter, but I do not want to buy it off the internet.

Asked by creator 1 9 years ago


car cigarette lighter power supply? Answered

I desperately want to install a electric car lighter into my coffee table, but am having trouble figuring out a proper power supply. I am a complete dummy when it comes to anything involving electricity, and would very much appreciate some ideas

Asked by bobertson 4 years ago


Will this damage my phone?? (my electric lighter idea)?

I have an idea here that i want to make an electric lighter (for cigarette) . http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee373/IzzwanMucho/idea_125.jpg plug the audio jack to my phone, play some music then the fine wire will glow (hot) to ignites the cigarette . Is this will work ? will it damage my phone ? Sorry if my english is bad .

Asked by Izzwan125 6 years ago


Instructables Gone Wrong

This is what I like to call: Instructables Gone Wrong!WARNING!He does have a "rude" outburst at the beginning!

Posted by bdcoco 10 years ago


Can I refill a disposable lighter with something besides lighter fluid?

I found an old empty lighter. Can I refill it with something besides lighter fluid? Like axe or something?

Asked by Shadow94 8 years ago


Can cigarette lighters be used for a mini spud gun instead of the long nosed, or grill lighters? Answered

I've been trying to make a mini spud gun, but all the instructables say that you need a long nosed lighter or grill lighter. Can the piezo electric ignitor be found in a cigarette lighter. I have no experience whatsoever in these type of things, so an explanation would be helpful. Thanks.

Asked by Ananand 9 years ago



Shocker from grill igniter/lighter?

If i were to take the igniter out of a butane grill lighter and hook it up with wires i would have to put a capacitor in order for it to HOLD a charge correct? Cause i beleive without any extras it will just make a shock when pressed?

Asked by trf 8 years ago


lighter fuel and heating element

So heres my problem ( wishing again somebody will come whit a solution )Im tryying to ignite a little cotton tissu sqaure , which have lighter fuel on it, whit a NiChrome wire....All what i got its some smoke but no flames .... (the smoke stops when i turn off the NiChrome wire)So do someone have a idea to light up a cotton tissu pad (whit lighter fuel on it) whitout using the flink tingythx MaximePS 1 : this is what i wanna do (ecxept not in a wallet)http://youtube.com/watch?v=2njiK1dsWQM

Posted by koax 10 years ago


Is burning enamel safe?

I know one of the easiest ways to rid the magnet wire of its enamel is by burning it with a butane-lighter. Does this release any toxic fumes, however? I work with magnet wire a lot, and am, quite frankly, tired of stripping it with an Xacto. I'd most likely be burning it outside, so it wouldn't be that bad, I suppose.

Posted by freethetech 7 years ago




Building A 12 V Table Cigar lighter For My Birthday

I would like to build a distinctive 12 V electric table lighter. I have a really nice cigar box to hold the works, what should I use to power the car cigar lighter assembly I'm using? I have a leftover 120 V AC to 12 V 1 A converter, or should I just use a 120 V to 12 V transformer? I'm pretty sure that the lighter would work with AC and don't know if the 1 A from the converter would be enough. Usually in a car you get more than 12 V, more like 13 to 14 V

Asked by Phoghat 7 years ago


Can you give me ideas for making battery powered, momentary switch - cigarette lighter for a quadriplegic? Answered

I'm a metal worker, and a wood worker, but an electronics nab. I have spent about $200 and a lot of time over the past few months trying to come up with a way to make a cigarette lighter that my quadriplegic brother can use. (Please save your nonsmoking stuff, we know the facts, he is a 32 year old adult who is capable of making his own decisions). With all the research and money I have spent trying to come up with a solution, I have nothing to show for it.  I have been able to make a one time use lighter, using 2 or 4 AA batteries hooked up to a momentary switch with Nichrome wire as the heating element. The problem is the Nichrome is oxidized after 1 or 2 lights. I have racked my brain trying to come up with a semi-permanent solution, and I am at whits end. I can't find any information on this subject, I was thinking of using a car cigarette lighter somehow, but I have no idea how it would be powered. I'm open for ideas, AC power is even fine as long as it's safe. It just would need to be flameless, and have the momentary switch as the only activator. ( He can move his arms, but can't move his fingers, and he can only lift about 2 ounces). Once I get the electronics figured out, I can build a metal holder for it with no problems. Any ideas, knowledge or help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by kingofspades4 6 years ago



Connecting a piezo lighter...?

I should solder 2 wires... one contact can be easily seen, but the other one seems to be... the black plastic???

Asked by lllalllo 9 years ago


Long reach lighter for fireworks.

Hi i been thinking about making a long reach firework lighter (or just an extented lighter) becuse i cannot reach the floor. I been thinking about some designs , it needs to be 1 meter long and wind resistant. Does anyone have an idea for making one? i have a few designs in mind but i wanna hear your suggestions :D Thanks!

Posted by Kong markus 5 years ago


does anyone know how to fix a jet lighter?

In the tube/opening where the flame comes there is a very thin wire going across the middle of the opening. do you know if that is important and if so how do i fix it if it is broken?

Asked by Kallen Maurer 9 years ago


Does anybody know where i can buy pyros lighter (from X2) or the decal?

Im looking for the zippo pyro used in the movie x-men 2 with the shark design on it . i really want to purchase one so thanks

Asked by x3lm3rx 9 years ago


Is lighter flame/smoke/fume toxic?

I was going to make an instructable on mini roasting when something hit me. When you use the lighter to light maybe a marshmellow, is the fire or smoke or fumes from the fire toxic? I mean the gas/alcohol gets neutrilized when it burns up and turns into flame but If i cook with it, it may be a different question. If someone asks me to think about smokes, the I should say to you that smokes are already toxic and anyone smoking shouldn't care. ( I don't smoke, I want to live) If possible you can answer this question and have credit in my next instructable.

Asked by knex_mepalm 7 years ago


Where to buy zippo fluid?

I just got a zippo and i need to know where to buy authentic zippo fluid.

Asked by RedneckAsian 8 years ago


Lighting candles on command?

I have an Arduino (not super relevant, I will buy a different controller if necessary) and am trying to design a very unique marriage proposal (hence my throwaway account name and lack of details). I want to know if it is possible to light candles on command using a microcontroller....Has anyone attempted this? The ignition source only needs to work once, and to be as inexpensive as possible so I can scale this up without killing my budget. Thanks for your help!

Posted by 65f76ghuyt6 6 years ago


Why isn't my new cigarette plug car adapter working? Answered

I just got an Enercell 12V 2A car adapter. However, it wasn't powering the device I wanted to use it for. I got out my multimeter and did some testing: the socket itself produces power, but the plugged in adapter does not. The weird thing is that I tested it before with the car running and it worked. Is there some special way to plug this thing in that I'm not aware of? Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jessejwk 7 years ago



How do you etch your own design onto a blank lighter case?

Bought a pretty cool lighter but i want to add my own design to its pretty boring case.

Asked by hulma 9 years ago


How can I use this circuit to make a firework lighter?

Here's the link: www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1607.htm I want to use this part to make a sound activated firework lighter. Please list steps and materials.

Asked by GatorSECChamps 9 years ago


Where to get piezo igniters?

I have several lighters that I still like, either for their design or intended purpose. But over the years some failed to produce proper sparks with the piezo. For some I could salvage replacements from cheap lighters but not so much for the longer ones - the type to get your bbq or oven going. Here the wire from the igniter is in ne long piece going all the way from the piezo, through the long neck to the flame outlet. As the wires in those piezo igniters are aluminium it is next to impossible to attach a longer wire as usually there is no room for crimped connections and the isolation is a problem too. I also have one particular lighter that uses a slightly longer and thicker piezo igniter, the common ones don't work here as they are too short. Adding more support underneath is a no go as the shorter ones have less travel when activated. Last but not least is one lighter that requires a piezo with not just the little metal cap at the end but with a full metal body for the stationary part. The lighter in question does not work with standard types even if I add a little metal strip to make proper contact. Problem is simply put that like this the standard ones arch over and no spark comes out of the wire. So big question: Is there any supplier or Ebay shop where one could actuall see the various types of piezo igniters and order them in small or single quantities? So far I already struggled to find a source for the crappy standard ones and the only one I found wanted to charge $ 2.95 US per igniter plus postage. Sounded a bit greedy to me considering I can buy a complete lighter with it for around one single buck...

Asked by Downunder35m 10 months ago



Lighter than aircraft

People should make ibles about lighter than air aircraft. Then we can go flying

Posted by ANDY! 7 years ago


(wanted) your zippo lighters

If you have any zippo lighters you dont want let me no

Posted by the iron engeneer 9 years ago


how do i get my lighter to work upside down? Answered

Ive got a lighter and i need to light stuff so i have to turn it upside down but it doesnt work

Asked by 19samman98 8 years ago



i'm collecting dead bic lighters and would like to make some sort of lamp shade or statue of some sort with them?

Any suggestions on any kind of project i could do with the lighters would great.

Asked by 9 years ago


Why doesn't the butane gas from my lighter light?

I got a jet lighter that burns butane (it is really cool, I can melt pennies). The lighter lights when I press the striker (pizo spark), but when I try to light the butane that I can make come out of the lighter from pressing the button half way in, I can't light the butane. Why is that?

Asked by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


how can i make a silent lighter? Answered

*a normal flint lighter makes noise and have to replace flints, also your thumb may get beat up from the roller when attempting to ignite it. **the electronic ignitor lighters - they don't last too long and they make a louder clicking sound upon igniting. ***using the usual disposable/refillable lighters what are some ideas to making a "silent or a quiet lighter" ex.: maybe a small button battery operation of some sort to ignition I'm open to any ideas that is compact in design, reliable, and relates to my main idea of a quiet lighter... Or if anyone has ideas to a flintless, fueless, heat source that doesn't take longer then 30seconds to generate heat

Asked by KrAx 9 years ago



how does a jet lighter work? Answered

hey im wanting to try and make my own jet lighter but i dont know how the main turbine part works. if someone coud post a few pitures like the shape of the blades the layout of them and how the gas and air mixes that would be a big help thanks    (^_^)

Asked by rug 8 years ago


Can anyone help with my flameless lighter? Answered

I'm trying to build a flameless lighter but I am an electronics n00b. I gutted a cheap clear lighter and I have a momentary switch and a spring I stretched for the heating element. the case can only fit a AAA battery but that isn't enough to heat the spring(it does get warm though). Is there a simple circuit  I can make to increase the power of the AAA or maybe a different filament i can use that wont burn out and can be used over and over?

Asked by csim85 7 years ago


Bic Lighter

Plz tell me how to mod this bic lighter so i dont have to use the silly little side child lock every time. (That square buuton on the side)P.S. Dont yell at me for smoking i just like burning stuff = ]

Posted by joelkemu 9 years ago


How can i make a spark to ignite a gas cylinder with a basic stamp. Answered

I assume i would need a large capacitor but am just going for a general question about how it would be in programing? Also i took apart a grill lighter and found the igniter... I'm wondering weather that uses the energy that you push on it to spark or if it has a battery. Thank you!

Asked by LucasOchoa 7 years ago


How to make a mini jet engine?

Hi Everyone, I have seen on YouTube (and here on instructables) how to make a small jet engine from a few parts..... I used a metal tube and put  standard lighter nozzle on one end and drilled a couple of holes in the middle. When I lit it, all i got was a regular flame out of the end. I know I'm doing Something wrong, I just don't know what. Can someone please shed some light on this? Thanks in Advance!!! Mr. Electric

Asked by Mr_Electric 6 years ago


you can make zippo wicks

Hey i just realised you can make zippo wicks just soak a ball of string(cotton) in salt water for a day then take it out to dry and leave it for a few days until dried then plat them and youre done!!!!

Posted by sharlston 8 years ago



Metal stamp with a lighter Answered

I 'd like to finde an issue that was publised about making a metal stamp with a 3D printer which getw hot with a lighter. Isaw it some days ago but i can't find it. Thanks for your attension

Asked by Dimitrakopoulos.Mixalis 2 years ago


Please: How to remove the child-proofing from a candle (long nose) lighter?

Can someone please post instructions with pics on how to remove the child-proof annoyance on these lighters? Examples are the Handi Flame and Bic Multipurpose and Candle lighters. Thank you SO MUCH!

Posted by glamourd 9 months ago