What kind of fireworks will you be handling during your Fourth of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur mixture?
Some of the most distinctive tools of the ninja in popular culture are the smoke bombs they throw at the ground the instantly go off without lighting them, yielding a dense cloud of smoke through which they escape. This video will show you how to make ninja smoke bombs at home you can use to make yourself vanish. Very useful for family gatherings and corporate meetings. Active ingredients include stump killer and matchheads, both always fun.
In this video, learn how to make an easy & cheap home made gun silencer. Materials you will need include: aluminum steel, screen material, a sponge/steel wool, and string or thread. Spray paint is an optional item, in case you'd like to customize it. Good luck with your project!
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 Remover and Spectracide's Stump Remover.
This article is written for those of you who are not satisfied with just having a sharp knife, and for those of you who would like to make your knife as sharp as the devil himself. There are many ways to sharpen a knife, and my method is just one of many, so before we begin, let me explain the pros and cons of this particular sharpening method.
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. Simple to make, they are frequently used by rioters.
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a compressed air tennis ball cannon.
This explosive video tutorial will show you how to make homemade black powder without using any sulfur.
This bomb is far better than any of the simple bombs on this website and all the equipment can be bought in a supermarket. So, have fun!
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 practical uses in an impure form. The oxidization that occurs when burning is:
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 contains a piece of gravel with a very small amount of silver fulminate high explosive, all wrapped up in cigarette paper. The paper makes them a huge pain to clean up later, and once you throw one down, it's done.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take your rubber band and place it between your thumb and pointer finger. Now, place the paper in the middle of the rubber band, then pull the rubber band back with your other hand and the paper will go into the air. Be carefu...
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 here!
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 crackling noise. If you're just testing the bomb, set it down somewhere safe so no one gets hurt. The alcohol will start to boil and turn yellow. It gets really hot, and the bottle will expand a lot and then explode!
A professionally manufactured flamethrower is relatively safe, but grossly expensive. But most homemade flamethrowers tend to be extremely dangerous and fire hazards. Except this one. Though still somewhat dangerous, it's one of the safest DIY flamethrowers you could make.
July Fourth 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 few bucks. Luckily, you can combine the two by making your own sparklers and have a little fun with chemistry at the same time. Besides, the more you save on sparklers, the more money you have for booze and burgers, and what's more American than that?
In this clip, learn how to do a fun trick with your balisong knife called the Ice Pick Spin. This move is fun and impressive and with this tutorial you will be able to master it in no time. So, follow along and start spinning your balisong every which way.
Here, Adam Winrich demonstrates several different ways to crack a whip. He's using a six-foot nylon cow whip. The cracks demonstrated are:
With the plethora of chemicals in homes today, it's easy to make a bomb here and there. This video tutorial will show you how to make an explosive toilet bowl cleaner and foil bomb. For your supplies, gather up some toilet bowl cleaner, specifically "The Works", a water bottle, some aluminum foil and some rubber gloves. Soon enough you'll have an awesome chemical grenade.
Mentos and coke water rocket? Been there, done that and such an old trick. If you're a fan of (relatively) safe explosives but the thought of packing another Mentos into a two liter makes you groan, then this water bottle rocket will be a pleasant alternative.
Air guns aren't that expensive or hard to come by, but for the DIY inclined that doesn't always matter does it? This video will teach you how to make an awesome metal air gun that holds 120+ psi and shoots either ball bearings or blow darts. One of the easiest to make and most powerful homemade air-based weapons out there.
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a high-powered stun gun out of easily obtained supplies. This easy to find materials would be some wire strippers, some wire, needle nose pliers, rubber gloves, a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and an old disposable camera. Once you make this powerful taser (or stun gun), be careful, because this device delivers a VERY powerful shock.
At home, owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism. Having an M4 Carbine, however, is illegal. Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military. And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today. For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions.
For those who enjoy launching projectiles at high speeds, this article details how you can build an all-metal piston valve air gun. This device also works as a high-powered water gun.
Watch this video to learn how to make a pretty powerful BB Gun. The gun makes a clean hole right through a CD.
This link shows a site showing how to build a potato spud gun using PVC pipe. The used materials are 1.5” PVC pipe (2 feet barrel), 1.5” to 3” expander, 3” PVC pipe (1 foot chamber), 3” female threaded plug, 3” threaded cap, push button BBQ lighter, purple PVC primer and PVC cement/Glue. The PVC pipe is to be cut twice as long and half the width of the chamber. These are joined using spreading cap and later the lighter is fixed in it. The Potato spud gun made of PVC pipe is ready for entertai...
Ladyada demonstrates how to make your own government made $1,000,000 non-violent(?) flashlight for the much, much lower cost of $250.
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. So sit back and enjoy! Oh and please use this video responsibly. Enjoy!
Learn to make a pvc pipe gun, great for airsoft wars. Fun and easy to make. The materials you will need: pvc pipe,pipe cutters,electric tape, duct tape, a regular balloon.
This pyromaniac's guide provides instructions on how to make long-lasting, high-output smoke bombs from materials you available at any Wal-Mart. As an added benefit, these smoke bongs are also quite easy to make. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the fabrication process in just over two minutes' time.
This video tutorial will show you how to perform spins with a basic iaido sword correctly, safely and easily. It's a semi-detailed video lesson on basic sword spins in iaido, which is a Japanese martial arts associated with smooth, controlled movements of drawing a sword from a scabbard, striking an opponent, removing blood from a blade and returning the blade to the scabbard. Also, these techniques are used in the Korean martial art of Haedong Kumdo ?? ??.
This video is to show how to perform the move known as the Y2K rollover. It's not that hard of a move, it just takes practice. Hope this video helps you to be "one" with your butterfly knife, cause it should be.
Tennis balls make great ammunition for all kinds of store bought and DIY launchers, cannons, and slingshots. If you prefer to make such things yourself, this video will show you how to make a really cool tennis ball launcher out of a soda can, rubber bands, zipties, and a plastic bottle. If you use tense rubber bands these babies can launch a tennis ball far and hard.
Balisongs (sometimes known as butterfly knives) are one of the most dangerous and also most fun to play with types of knives in the world. They're even illegal in many places! If you have one though, chances are you're itching to learn some cool new tricks that you can do with it's awesome spinning folding blade. This video will show you how to do a Y2K, a cool intermediate-difficulty spinning move that looks very, very cool.
Pulling the barrel off a bolt action rifle is nearly impossible without the right tools. In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, explains how to properly remove the barrel from a bolt action rifle using a barrel vise and action wrench. He starts by bolting the barrel vise to a heavy bench and coating some oak block with Baker brand resin. He then clamps the barrel in the vise. Once the barrel is secured, a Wheeler Engineering action wrench is tightened to the receiver,...
If you're an amateur archer or just want to learn how to make your own primitive bow, this tutorial is for you. You'll need a length of oak and a length of poplar, in addition to some jute string, wood glue, a tape measure and a marking pencil.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a super cheap, easy and fast gun out of paper. This gun is pretty powerful, shoots far and requires no blowing so it will last longer. You will need tape, paper and an elastic to make this cool weapon.
Net gun launcher assembly demonstration shows how to put together all the PVC pipes and adapters for the net gun launcher assembly. There's step by step captions with proper measurements.
Have one too many pens in your life? Well, you know they're good for more than just writing... you can make weapons out of them! This video tutorial will show you how to make a gun with a pen and mechanical pencil.
Learn some tricks of the sword... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform a standard grip change with a sword, or a wooden practice sword, so you don't accidentally cut yourself. This is a really basic sword trick, changing from a standard grip to a reverse grip.