After looking at a friends projects I decided that I needed a pressurized air device that would send a "charge" of powder into the air to simulate an explosion.
So, some 1 and 1/2 sch40 pvc and a sprinkler valve, some kitchen timers and a project box later, TA DA !! a bomb !
The parts were the hardes thing about the project. When your trying to keep cost down, its so hard to find what your looking for.
PVC I was able to get at Lowes and or Home Depot.
Sprinkler Valve, Orbit 3/4 at lowes for 11.99 and Home depot for 10.95.
Tire Valve Stem. GOSH this was HARD to find. I finally found one that was all metal, with a rubber bottom and a lock nut to put it together. Pep-Boys for 5.99 for 2.
Project Box. Radio Shack, like 3.95 I think.
Timer. I looked and looked, and looked some more. I thought like 2.00 bucks. No those stinkin things are like 8.00 everywhere. And most places have digital instead of analog. Finally I found one at Big-Lots for like 8.00 with TWO timers in it. Some dremal and belt sander work and I had JUST the Timers to use. So 4.00 each.
9 volt battery harnes, 5 pack 2.99 Radio Shack. I use two 9 volt batteries per bomb.
Dead man switch, 2.99 Radio Shack.
Hose clamps, 1.30 ea, home depot.
Metal band to fasten hose clamps to project box, .75 each Home Depot.
And now, it will hold up to 120 psi and deploy a cloud of cooking flower about 12 feet in the air.
Here are the Pics
This post has been edited by Ronin055: 09 October 2007 - 09:33 AM