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Electronically Detonate Party Poppers!

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Tim, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    :) How can I? They don't have to remain intact, so long as something
    goes bang, and those paper things fly about.
  2. If you hook up an electrolytic capacitor to 120VAC it too will go BANG
    and lots of paper and tin foil will fly about.

    Please do this using a long long extension cord away from people.
    Make shure there is bullet proof glass between any people and the
    capacitor. Have a fire exitnguisher handy. Do it away from anything
    that could catch fire. Ensure that the 120VAC is properly fused.
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    This is called a squib.

    In boy scouts (giving away secrets here),
    we would press match heads into a ballpoint pen spring or steel wool.
    Place it near the tinder and apply 12V from a car battery to each end.
    Not fast, but it works.
    Put the fuse of a firecracker in there and bang!
  4. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Thin steel wire glows a nice shade of RED HOT when attached to a car
    battery . 44 gauge seems to work well .

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