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Over on our Make: Projects platform, our old pal Stefan Jones shows you how simple it is to create your own nichrome igniters for model rocket motors, using little more than nichrome wire, masking tape, and some lacquer paint, hobby dope, or nail polish.

How-To: Make your own model rocket igniters

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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