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How to Make Acetone Peroxide : A Primary High Explosive

Acetone peroxide is a primary high explosive. It is the product of the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetone and is an acid catalyst. It is notable for being a high explosive that does not contain nitrogen, but is very unstable and typically too dangerous for practica ...more

How To : Get Potassium Nitrate at a Hardware Store

If you want to make flash powder or black powder for your own fireworks show, you're probably going to need some potassium nitrate, which is KNO3, or saltpeter. Potassium nitrate can be bought online, or at your local hardware store in the form of saltpeter, like Grant's Stump ...more

News : 5 Explosive Homemade Fireworks for DIY Pyromaniacs

What kind of fireworks will you be handling tomorrow during your 4th of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur mixture? Whatever fireworks you may be using on Independence Day, make s ...more

How To : Make a homemade RGD-5 hand grenade

The RGD-5 hand grenade is a post World War II Russian anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It is still in service in many of Russia's former client states. The grenade is egg-shaped with no external ribbing, except for a lateral ridge where the two halves of the grenade join ...more

How To : Make a Molotov cocktail with gasoline

This is a detailed description and demonstration on how to make a Molotov cocktail. Molotov cocktail, mockingly named after Vyacheslav Molotov, is the generic name for a variety of improvised incendiary weapons, also known as the petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, or Molotov bomb. S ...more

How To : Make a Crazy Sparkler Bomb That Actually Explodes

Sparklers are fun, but you can actually step up those mini handheld fireworks into something fit for a pyrotechnics show, as long as you're being careful and extra cautious. With the right technique and safety in mind, you can turns a few packs of sparklers into a crazy sparkl ...more

How To : Easily make a homemade stink bomb

Stink bombs can be some of the most disgusting things out there. They can be bought from certain stores, but making a homemade stink bomb may be a cheaper way. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily make a homemade stink bomb that is sure to clear any room in seconds. ...more

How To : Make homemade black powder without sulfur

This explosive video tutorial will show you how to make homemade black powder without using any sulfur. All that you will need is paper, a cooking plate, water, a mortar and pestle, charcoal, two cups powdered sugar, KNO3 (potassium nitrate), a spoon, and a digital scale. Af ...more

How To : Make Stable Flash Powder

Here I shall show you how to make stable flash powder for all your uses in firework. It's not real flash powder, but the result is pretty good and not so sensitive like real flash powder. In my country, fireworks with flash powder inside of them are illegal, so I decided to ma ...more

How To : Make a smoke bomb from common household items

Smoke comes in many flavors. This video demonstrates the construction of a smoke bomb out of a few creative household items: a soda can, a piece of paper, some body spray, and scissors. This process is unlike the ones used in most of the other smoke bomb procedure videos out t ...more

How To : Make napalm at home with household products

Making napalm at home from household products. First, take a metal can and fill the can up about quarter of the way. Break apart some Styrofoam and put it in the gas. Mix this until the Styrofoam dissolves and becomes a gooey mix. Let the gas soak into the piece of Styrofoam t ...more

How To : Make a simple bomb

This video explains how to make a bomb at home by using some simple items. This can be done by taking some potassium and some sugar. Then mix the both in a tub. Then place 2 lighter gas cans on the mixture. There you have a home made bomb. This can be used as some fireworks in ...more

How To : Make explosive ammo

This tutorial shows you how to make explosive ammo. Below are the steps how to do it: 1. Just get some strike anywhere matches. 2. This instruction won't work if you don't have strike anywhere matches. To see if you truly have a strike anywhere match, it should have a differe ...more

How To : Make a simple firecracker out of matches

Now that Chinese New Year has officially begun, you now have a totally legit excuse for making stuff blow up and send sparkly jets of flames. Embrace arsonry at its best - without, you know, actually torching something down because that would be very bad - by making this simpl ...more

How To : Make Flash Cotton

this will NOT be professional grade but is still highly flammable so be careful Step 1: Gather Your Materials you will need: cotton wool (the fluffier the better) 90% alcohol caps (for a cap gun) latex gloves and a plate Step 2: Refining and Dissolving remove all the power ...more

How To : Make a Potassium Nitrate and Sugar Smoke Bomb

By mixing potassium nitrate (KNO3) and sugar, you can get one hell of an amazing smoke bomb or rocket propellent. This video tutorial will show you how to make the potassium nitrate and sugar smoke bomb, just use extreme caution when making it. Video: . Part 1 of 2 - How to Ma ...more

How To : Make a baking soda bottle bomb

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a bottle bomb. The materials required for this task are: a tissues, water bottle, vinegar and baking soda. Begin by emptying the water bottle and fill 1/3 of the bottle with vinegar. Then pour some baking soda onto the tissue a ...more

How To : Make a cap bomb

To make a cap bomb, you will need a nail or a knife, some bottle caps, some tape, matches or a lighter, and a bottle rocket engine or piccolo pete. Make a hole in the center of one cap, add powder from the piccolo pete, and connect the fuse through the hole in the cap. Connect ...more

How To : Make an electric igniter

In order to make an electric igniter, you will need black powder, dextrin, a twisty-tie, electrical tape, scissors, steel wool, and needle-nose pliers. This is how to make an electric ignitor like the pros do it, or the pros without proper funds, so pay attention for a cheap a ...more

How To : Make a homemade firecracker

In order to make a homemade firecracker, you'll need a store-bought or homemade fuse, some flash powder (potassium perchlorate and magnalium), a spoon, a shell, and knife. This video tutorial will take you through the steps to making the firecracker and finally... setting it off.

How To : Make rocket candy or fuel

Looking for something to power your model rocket? Look no further! This tutorial has all the ingredients and instructions for making that rocket fly! This video shows how to make rocket fuel out of recrystallized sugar and kn03 (potassium nitrate) Very interesting.

How To : Make a smoke bomb out of creative household items

Ammonium nitrate is a dangerous explosive found in a surprising number of household items, including cold packs and fertilizer. This video demonstrates a relatively safe application of this chemicals powers, the construction of a homemade smoke bomb. In this case, the ammonium ...more

How To : Make an impact flash bomb

Learn how to make an impact flash bomb! With this video tutorial, you'll be making ninja grenades in no time! Throw these grenades to the ground and make your escape in a flash of puff and smoke. To make these flash bombs, you'll need a ping pong ball, sandpaper, superglue, fl ...more

How To : Make a rocket without using potassium nitrate

Potassium nitrate is one of the main ingredients in most pyrotechnic devices these days, but do you really have to use it for your fireworks? Check out this video tutorial to see how to make a rocket without using potassium nitrate and household items. There's no KNO3 involved ...more

How To : Make homemade firecrackers with household items

Learn how to make homemade firecrackers with household items, with this video tutorial. Dig around your house and finds some Lego barrels (yes, Legos), a small screwdriver, toothpicks, blasting caps, a small cup, paper tape, and some water Make sure to have fun with these fire ...more

How To : Build orange smoke bombs

This video tutorial will show you how to make a smoke bomb with simple household items.You can use this smoke grenade for cover and concealment for your mock military operations, or simply for a prank to freak your friends... you can eve use it for special effects in a cheap f ...more

DIY Fireworks : How to Make Your Own Sparklers at Home

The 4th of July is the time of year where we light things on fire in order to show our undying patriotism, but another way to show your love for America is by saving a buck or two. Luckily, you can combine the two by making your own sparklers and have a little fun with chemist ...more

How To : Make a hydrochloric acid bomb

This how-to video describes how to make a fairly simple hydrochloric acid bomb. The bomb that is made in this video does not have an extremely large blast radius, but it can still cause damage. This particular hydrochloric acid bomb is contained in a bottle and will explode du ...more

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