How to make an electric match/detonator (squib) [Pingpong balls and Flashpowder/blackpowder]

TheBackyardScientistPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 201625 views
Published: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016

In this video we make electric matches to safely detonate our experiments.
You should aim for a 95-5% ratio of your propellent to nitrocellulose (pingpong balls).

a pingpong ball weighs 2g, so use about 50g of powder. We used half that and it works great.

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