HOW TO – Blow stuff up

HOW TO – Blow stuff up

Hack n Mod has a round-up of deadly Don’t Try This At Home projects, such as building a flame thrower, smoke bombs, fireballs, mini (Hollywood) mushroom explosions, and more. I don’t know anything about pyro, so I’m not endorsing any of this, just thought readers might find it interesting. Personally, seeing a teenage wielding a homemade PVC flamethrower scares the bejezuz out of me.

DIY Explosives – Easy Ways to Blow Stuff Up

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Blow stuff up

  1. Volkemon says:


    Old fashioned counterculture, playing with fire, goodness. People’s pictures don’t get ruined, their buisness TV doesnt get shut off, and any grafitti is temporary (hopefully!) soot.

    Probably won’t catch on. Too much personal accounability.

  2. tyler durden says:

    Good to finally see something practical on this site. I’ll put the boys in project mayhem to work immediately!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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