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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 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 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

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 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 a bomb from chlorine and alcohol

The video will show you how to make a bomb using chlorine and alcohol. Take 2-3 tablespoons of powder chlorine and put it in an ice mountain bottle or a plastic bottle. Add about 1/4 a cup of clear rubbing alcohol. Screw on the lid and shake a couple times until it makes a cra ...more

News : Steal This Smoke Bomb Recipe

Known for being one of the most devious scoundrels of the sixties, rebel activist Abbie Hoffman went down in history (among other things) for his publication Steal This Book, a guide to living for free- "a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika". Boing Boing has exce ...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 the most putrid stink bomb ever

Kipkay shows you how to make a rancid, nasty, stink bomb in this video tutorial that burns hair and rubber bands. So get out those sparklers you've been dying to play with, those rubber bands, a little bit of newspaper, some matches, and of course -- hair. This is a great rank ...more

How To : Make napalm

Check out this explosive video tutorial on how to make napalm. What is napalm? Napalm is a highly flammable tacky jelly used in incendiary bombs and flamethrowers and other weapon items, made of gasoline thickened with special soaps. All you do is soak some styrofoam up in ga ...more

How To : Make a smoke bomb at home out of chemicals

Do you like smoke bombs, but find yourself unsatisfied with the store bought models? Then this video is here to help you make your own in the comfort and warmth of your home. Using powerful ingredients like stump remover and gunpowder make this particular homemade bomb much mo ...more

How To : Make mini chemical fire starters

Harness the power of the classic potassium permanganate and glycerin reaction to make very effective miniature chemical fire starters. These chemical fire starters are easy to make, and great for camping trips. Just be very careful! You will need: potassium permanganate, glyc ...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 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 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 : 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 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

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

News : Hack a cell phone into a remote detonator

Consider this fantastic hack a safety tutorial for DIY pyrotechnics. Come on. We've all orchestrated reckless backyard explosions. Why not cut the risk and enjoy the show from afar with this MacGyver-style mobile detonator? Make a cell phone detonator.

How To : Make a vinegar and baking soda bottle bomb

Many of the bottle-bomb connoisseurs among you are probably familiar with baking soda and vinegar bottle bombs. For those who haven't experienced the joys of these fire-free explosives, however, this video explains in painstaking detail how to construct them at home out of thi ...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 a smoke bomb with potassium nitrate and wax

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a smoke bomb. The materials required for this project are: 60g of potassium nitrate, 40g of sugar, 40g of paraffin wax, fuse, scale, boiler, bowl, stove, spoon, foil and tape. Begin by mixing the potassium nitrate and sugar int ...more

How To : Make flash paper without using acid

Flash paper is a fun little tool, mostly useful for scaring people, doing magic shows, or scaring people during magic shows. Here, learn how to make it yourself at home without using the dangerous chemicals, including acids, inherent in most processes for it's manufacture. All ...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 : 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

How To : Make nitrocellulose lacquer

Check out this video tutorial on how to make nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose is a highly flammable material made by treating cellulose with concentrated nitric acid, used for explosives. The lacquer is the spreadable liquid made by dissolving ping pong balls in acetone. ...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 : Make a pull ring for a smoke grenade

Sick of the same old bomb-making videos? Well, this one might peak your interest, even if it doesn't tell you exactly how to make the smoke part. Check this out to see how to make a pull ring for a smoke grenade. To make a pull-ring, you'll need some matches, a matchbox with ...more

How To : Make a party bomb for under a dollar

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a party bomb for under a dollar. First, grab cheap fireworks and a fuse, and place the fuse inside of the fireworks using tape. Make sure it's secure. Now, take an empty toilet paper roll and poke a hole into the side of it. Now, push you ...more

Reusable Fireworks : DIY Bang Snaps You Can Throw or Smash

They go by many names—poppers, throwdowns, snappers, or bang snaps—but we all know them when we see them. These teeny tiny "fireworks" have been around for over 60 years and are still popular today because they're super cheap and safe for people of all ages to use. Each one co ...more

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