DIY Fire Fun
DIY Fire Fun
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find myself getting lost in YouTube videos. I love checking out DIY videos, but, being Nothing Normal, tend to look for abnormal DIY projects. Today, I decided to get sucked into some videos dealing with fire, and I wasn’t disappointed by what I found.
*Know that attempting to re-create any of the following experiments is not recommended, and performed at your own risk, or whatever.
This first video is a set of ten tricks with fire that can easily be performed at home. None of these tricks are inherently dangerous, but remember, fire itself is dangerous, so don’t screw around.
So, this is how it began, trolling through YouTube for DIY fire tricks. Pretty basic stuff, however, I soon found something a bit more intriguing.
If you’re anything like me, you watched that video several times thinking, “Exactly wtf did I just witness?” Well, this is Al Stahler and his creation named the Plasma Popper. Not only is this device easily build-able, but it’s amazing to watch. Al has several designs of this device, and has even set up shooting galleries for people of all ages to launch tennis balls from a modified version, which is like a potato launcher.
While this device looks like the brain child of a mad man – which it totally is – it’s actually made of some basic materials you could find at any hardware store.
An easy tutorial of how to make one of these bad ass toys was created by another YouTuber called NightHawkInLight, who had originally found the project on Instructables.com.
Video Credit: NightHawkInLight
As awesome as this is, I found myself needing something a bit more… spy-tech, for whatever reason, and soon came across JLaservideo. This YouTuber makes a wide variety of inventions, but the first to catch my eye was his fireball launching wrist watch. It’s a little out of my league as far as DIY, but is an awesome creation nonetheless.
This video runs a bit long, so if you just want to see this device in action, skip forward to around 6:30.
Video Credit: JLaservideo
While this invention is awesome, I found another of his projects dangerously fun, and much easier to build.
*Again, it is not recommended that you re-create these devices, but if you do, don’t blame me if you burn your house down.
To see this wrist flamethrower in action, skip forward to around 10:50.
Say, speaking of dangerous and delightful… I just remembered a little something from a previous article I’ve written containing a little DIY firepower.
Did you know that non-dairy powdered coffee creamer is banned in some prison commissaries? This is due to the fact that it is highly flammable in the right conditions, and has been used to create effective makeshift flamethrowers.
This powder is non-flammable if you just pile it up and try to set it ablaze, but when mixed with air in a dust-like consistency, it is highly flammable due to its high fat content, as demonstrated below.
Video Credit: ScamSchool