Ignition System

Ignition System - Electric Ignition System - Pyrotechnic

Parts Needed

Project Electronic box
wire (Around 10ft Needed)
key switch
1x momentary switch
1x Led (Red or Green or Yellow) (up to you this for live power for batteries)
resistors (depends on your led) (18v 820ohms for me is grey red brown (32v is 1500ohms brown green red )
red and black wire
alligator Clips
2x 9v batteries
2x 9v battery clips or 2x 9v battery holders or (DUAL 9v battery holders)

Tools Needed

Solder Iron

Optional Tools

Glue Gun
heart skink tube

Step 1, get you alligator Clips

Step 2, and take off the cover just pull them off

step 3, Now take your wire

step 4, straighten the wire

step 5, now put knife in the middle of the wire and cut it down so you get two wires ( be very care as the knife will very sharp)

step 6, now the wire should look like this
(black and red)

step 7, now put on your alligator Clips cover on your wires

step 8, now scrip the wires and put the wire though the hold on your alligator Clips

step 9, now run the scrip wire around back to the on hole

step 10, now should look this with the wire inside and scrip wire next to it

step 11, get some pliers and fold over then clip on the alligator Clips this will stop the wire come out

step 12, now solder the scrip wire on the back and front

now two on them

step 13, now push your cover back on them


Battery run down

C, 2 Battery Clips

step 14 A, fist look at the sold clip three is  +  -
you need to sold a wire form + to - this will connect the battery's so have so you 18v dc over black and red lines

Step 14B, now for Dual Battery Holder easy look at the pic the middle pin as + and -

Now run wire from + to -

now sold the wire on

Step 14C, now use 9v battery clip just take black connect red cable and the soda them
The two wire left is your + and - wires

Step 15, now get your Project Electronic box

step 16, now your have 4 side
will work with 1, 2 take small sides

step 17, mark out the canter best way put X on the box where lines meet that the canter

1. Top left botten right
2. top right bottem left

step 18, now dill out a hole in the canter just small to get your wire throw

step 19, now in over side on the box cut out you bartty hold ( if you use bareyer clip skip this part)

Step 20, now put in your bartty pack in you box ( If use clip just put barttys in side)

Step 21, start x on your box
1. Top left botten right
2. top right bottem left
3.left midal right mideal
4.top midal borrn midal

then get your key and the momentary switch and led mark out where it going to go (key switch go top and led then momentary switch)

step 22, now drill out your key switch ledand momentary switch

step 23, now put in your key switch, led, and momentary switch

Step 24, now get your wire with the a alligator Clips put the over end into the hole you make in the box
put it to the battery then not wher come in so it when come out
then cut the wire get the middle two to wire black and red

step 25, now soda the mail black wire and a over black wire to the ground -
soda over red wire to + ( and put main wire to a side)

Step 26, now take the red wire form battery pack to top soda Pont on the key switch and solders it to (oppression heart skink tube put on wire forbe soldering the wire on )

Step 27, now take two wire and solder one form key switch to the momentary switch
Form momentary switch to the + of the led ( make sure it same side at so this the pic)

Step 28, now get a over wire solder it to the over solda Pont on the momentary switch

step 29, now solder the wire to the mail red cable

Step 30, now if you follow me should this like this

Step 31, now take the black wire and put your resistor to it
then take the resistor to the led - ground

Step 32, ok now screw your Project box up your done

How To Uses

1, Take your alligator Clips and hock them to the Ni-chrome wire or Electric Ignition System
2, then go back form the Ni-chrome wire or Electric Ignition System far as you can
3, put key in and turn to on
4, The led on so got power this press the momentary switch to send power to the wire or Electric Ignition System
5, Then Turn key switch to off

have your Ignition System how have some fun

Electric Ignition System


These electronic igniters will reliably light any firework with a fuse on it. They are designed to use in conjunction with my Fireworks Controller, but can be used with any electronic controller that you may have built already, or even any 12v battery. They are relatively simple to construct and are made of common materials already available in your house or at a local hardware store. You don't need nichrome wire to construct these igniters.

Use these igniters ONLY IF:

The author (Systemf92) is not responsible for any accident, damage, legal trouble, encounter with law enforecement or death that may occur from the use of these electronic firework igniters. Use at your own risk.

Step 1: Acquire your materials

The parts you will need shouldn't be to hard to find, if you don't have them around your house, then your local hardware store should carry them.

Parts Needed

Tools Needed

Step 2: Tape wires to the match

First, cut two 3" pieces of wire for your igniter. Strip about 1/2" off of each end. Line up the wires on both sides of a match, with one end of the stripped wires lined up with the match head. Wrap electrical tape around both wires and the match to hold them in place. Make sure they have stayed on opposite sides of the match after you tape them to it. See the second picture below for the placement of these wires.

Step 3: Wrap the match head with steel wool


Now that the wires are taped to the match, we can add the heating element, steel wool.
Take your ball of steel wool and look for a long, thick piece. The pieces are not uniform throughout the ball, so find a good one that is about 3" long. Extra length can be cut off when we are finished, so don't worry about having a piece that is too long.

First, pinch the end of the steel wool strand between one of the wires and the match, as seen in the first photo below. This will keep it from slipping off when we wrap it around the match head.

Wrap the steel wool around the head, around the wire on the opposite side, and back to the wire you started on. Then, do this once more (wrap it around the match twice). When you have done this, you should have two strands of steel wool crossing each side. See photos below for more detail.

The number of times you wrap the steel wool around the match head is important because if the steel wool wraps around too many times it will just conduct and not heat up. Too little, and it burns up before it can ignite the match.

After wrapping the steel wool around twice, loop it around the wire you started on a bunch of times to take up the extra length and hold it in place.

Step 4: Secure the steel wool

After the steel wool is wrapped around the match and connected to each wire, fold the ends of the wire back over the loops in the steel wool to keep them from sliding off the end of the igniter. This is the final step, and you are ready for ignition.

Step 5: Using the igniters

To use the igniter, connect it to a long run of two conductor cable such as speaker wire with alligator clips on one end. Connect one alligator clip to each lead on the igniter, as seen in the picture below. Connect the opposite end of the long speaker wire to one channel on a fireworks controller. These igniters are designed to be used with 12v DC power, which is the right amount to correctly heat the steel wool. If you do not feel up to the task of constructing an entire controller, using a 12v battery will work fine too, just connect the leads of the speaker wire to the terminals when you are ready to fire. This isn't the safest option, but it works.

Depending on the thickness of your speaker wire, you should be able to prop the igniters up in a way that will keep them near enough to the fuse of a firework to ignite it. Leaning the match heads right up against the fuse itself has worked well for me so far.


Things to consider:

Video of ignition

Yea, most of the time it melts after use. But Ni-chrome wire isn't that expensive so :)