Hello, dear readers and homemade products !
New Year's holidays are approaching, and many of you are already purchasing various firecrackers that release a cloud of confetti and streamers.
This article is from YouTube channel “Idea Generator” will tell you how you can make a reusable rechargeable clapper from plastic pipes, and “cartridges” for it.
This device is a smaller version of the “potato cannon” and does an excellent job of launching confetti. The clapperboard is very simple to make, and it can be repeated in home conditions.
Materials required for homemade products.
– PVC sewer pipe 50 mm, coupling 110 mm, transition 110 × 50 mm, plugs 110 and 50 mm
– Handle for grinder, nut, washer
– Piezoelement from a lighter, neck and lid from a eggplant
– Cardboard “sleeves” from rolls of toilet paper , stationery elastic bands, PVA glue
– Two-component second glue.
So, the principle of operation of the cracker is based on the combustion of a mixture of deodorant vapors and air.
The first step is to make a “combustion chamber”, in which the expansion of the gas-air mixture will take place. A plastic sleeve with a diameter of 110 mm will serve as a body.
A through hole must be made in the middle of its wall.
The thread of the handle for the grinder is inserted into the hole and fixed with a washer and nut.
A closing hole is required to ventilate the chamber and add fuel to it. A bottleneck with a stopper is perfect. The threaded part of the neck must be cut off just below the “skirt”.
The back wall of the combustion chamber a 110 mm plug will serve. In its center, the master drilled a hole with a crown. The screwed part of the neck must fit snugly into this hole.
When gluing the neck into the plug, the author uses a two-component second glue. One component is applied to the “skirt”, and the second – around the perimeter of the hole in the plug.
Pressing the part against the plug, the components of the glue mix, and it instantly hardens.
A piezoelectric element from a gas lighter can be used to ignite the mixture.
Having drilled a hole in the plug, the author glued a piezoelectric element into it, and brought the electrodes to the breakdown distance. To keep the wiring in place, you can fix its position with insulating tape or heat shrink tubing.
A plug is inserted on one side of the coupling, and on the other, a 110 to 50 mm transition.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2020-12/1607033109_hlp-057.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> The role of the “trunk” for confetti cartridges will cut a 50mm sewer pipe. It is inserted into the socket of the adapter.
To prevent the plug or adapter from accidentally flying out when the mixture ignites, they must be additionally fixed by screwing several self-tapping screws around the coupling perimeter.
Confetti cartridges author makes from cardboard sleeves from toilet paper.
From one end, such a sleeve is sealed with a piece of toilet paper and dried.
While the cartridges are drying, you can cut confetti from color magazines, or scraps of colored advertising film. It is imperative that these materials are soft!
It remains to pour confetti into sleeve, and also glue the second end with one layer of paper.
The last element to prevent the paper cylinder from flying out of the barrel will be a 50 mm plug.
In its center, the master made a hole with a step drill. The diameter of the hole should be such that the paper cylinder does not pass through it, but the contents of the cartridge fly out freely.
Everything is ready, you can insert the cartridge into the barrel and block it with the ring from the plug.
The piezoelectric element gave not very confident ignition, and the author replaced it with a turbo lighter.
Observe the technique safety, and use safety glasses!
Do not point the clapper at people!
Not for use by children! All that remains is to spray a small amount of aerosol deodorant inside the chamber and screw the cap back on.
the next couple of minutes. When recharging, you need to ventilate the chamber from combustion products.
Tools used by the author.
– Polycarbonate safety glasses
– Step drill Drillpro HRC89 TiAlN
– A set of crowns
– Open-end wrenches
– Hacksaw, marker.
I thank the author for the simple design of the reusable firecracker. Good mood, good health, and interesting ideas to all!
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Hello, dear readers and homemade products !