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In honor of Independence Day in the United States, here’s John A. Conkling, adjunct professor and fireworks expert to show us the chemistry behind fireworks. Watch this video and learn the science so that you can impress all your friends and family tonight with your incredible knowledge. [via Adafruit]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Sue W says:

    I enjoyed the vid, thanks!

  2. adcurtin says:

    Does a post like this make you feel better about yourself? Why would you waste your time?

    Did you say that every day you were in school? When you learned about 0, did you say that the concept of 0 was invented a couple millenia B.C. and the strict representation of it in 300B.C.?