pyrotechnics

Forbidden Match-Head Rocket Fun

Forbidden Match-Head Rocket Fun

Teach your kids a healthy respect for combustion and fire with these awesome matchstick rockets.

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Fire! Fire! Fire! Make:’s Guide to Pyro

Fire! Fire! Fire! Make:’s Guide to Pyro

Here are some of the articles on fun uses of fire that we have run over the years.

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Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

Use an old chunk of crayon to create a batch of waterproof matches for camping.

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500-meter “Sky Ladder” is Pyrotechnic Stairway to Heaven

Colossal reported earlier this week that Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang (who does a lot of pyrotechnic-based art) had finally succeeded in executing his Sky Ladder piece. Readers may remember Guoqiang from his gunpowder art and that time he filled the Guggenheim with suspended LED-exploding cars. Sky Ladder was realized at Huiyu Island Harbour, Quanzhou, Fujian, […]

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Learning to Hack Fireworks with the WPA

Learning to Hack Fireworks with the WPA

Founded in 1989 by a handful of dedicated “pyros,” the Western Pyrotechnics Association is a west-coast answer to the older Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) and other fireworks enthusiast and advocacy groups. The WPA works with hobbyists and professionals to promote fireworks safety, educate about the science and art of fireworks display, and to entertain the public.

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