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So you know how people say “Don’t try this at home?” Yeah. Don’t. HOWEVER: It’s pretty cool. Ariel Schlesinger replaced the compressed air canister of a hand-held air horn with a butane canister. [via Hack a Day]

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. dave g says:

    Bad idea.

  2. Adam says:

    The explosion and subsequent screaming pain just add to the effect. (why is this on make?)

  3. Buzz says:

    …not that dangerous either. Unlikely that the canister will explode while he’s holding it as,

    * probably won’t get hot enough to raise the pressure enough to compromise the integrity of the canister, and
    * the fuel can only combust when it is outside the canister (no air/oxygen inside).