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Posted: 1/19/2006 5:47:42 AM EDT
So im looking through my old science book and I come across a project.

The project is to light a match....the catch is you cant use friction, flame, or a magnifying glass.

Having never done this project I decided to try it...so far ive tried electrcity. I hooked some wires up to a 9volt and tried touching the match with both - and + but nothing happened. I thought it would ignite like those model rocket engines do...but nothing.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:49:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
So im looking through my old science book and I come across a project.

The project is to light a match....the catch is you cant use friction, flame, or a magnifying glass.

Having never done this project I decided to try it...so far ive tried electrcity. I hooked some wires up to a 9volt and tried touching the match with both - and + but nothing happened. I thought it would ignite like those model rocket engines do...but nothing.

Any ideas?



50mw laser?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:53:36 AM EDT
break the glass off a flashlight bulb.

hold the filament to the tip of the match.

Connect a battery to the bulb.

Filament gets hot, and hopefully before the filament burns out, the match lights.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:55:55 AM EDT
Depending on the type of match, you might get it to light by touching it to a drop of sulfuric acid.
(car battery acid)

If the match contains potassium chlorate, it should ignite on contact with the acid.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:56:38 AM EDT
It doesn't say you can't use heat. get that sucker close enough to a heat source and it will ignite.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:59:15 AM EDT
Do a Beta-C dump and then touch the match to the barrel. That oughta work. MJD
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:59:54 AM EDT
Also you don't say how old the project is. If it was a project from before there were safety matches, then it is going to be harder to get to work, as unsafety matches pretty much light if you look at them wrong.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:10:12 AM EDT
Use the force, Luke.
Use the force.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:13:32 AM EDT
Put some fine steel wool around it and touch a battery to it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:17:01 AM EDT
Try using the ignitor from a gas grille or propane lamp.

Personally, I like the Sulfuric acid idea.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:17:42 AM EDT
Insert upright into post. Take 10/22 and from 25 yards, graze a bullet across the tip.....



Turn on electric stove and touch tip of match to burner

Start car and let heat up....Touch tip of match to exhaust manifold.

Put in oven and turn on any temp above 451.

Touch to hot light bulb.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:21:12 AM EDT
model airplane glo plug or rocket engine ignitor
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:24:22 AM EDT
I just use my heat vision.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:25:48 AM EDT
fine steel wool across the terminals of a 9V battery will ignite into a glowing mass. Insert match into center.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:27:30 AM EDT
I was hoping this thread involved a fart and fire.

G
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:27:35 AM EDT
Tape it to a stick of dynamite.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:30:07 AM EDT
Go back to the 9v battery. Put the match in with some steel wool. Touch the steel wool to the 9v battery contacts... should work.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:00:12 AM EDT
The trick is to use wire that can't handle the current from the 9v battery.

If you use thick wire, it will pass the current without heating up the wire.

Take some stranded copper wire, stripe it down and cut out a nice length of fine hair width strand.

Wrap several turns of this around the match head.

Now touch the ends to the 9v.

Whoosh!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:10:57 AM EDT
First, you have to realize that there IS NO MATCH </the_matrix>
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:49:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 6:52:55 AM EDT by Epsilon]
Wow it worked...

I got some steel wool and away it went...i connect several bigger batteries though.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:53:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Wow it worked...
I got some steel wool and away it went...i connect several bigger batteries though.



So in other words... I RULE!!!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:56:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 7:02:11 AM EDT by USGI_45]
when I was in science olympiad, we used very fine Nickle chromium wire. We wrapped the wire around the match head, and then connected to a 9 volt battery
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:03:45 AM EDT
I'd use a Bic.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:05:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
I'd use a Bic.




Hmm but you cant use friction or flame
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:01:46 AM EDT
Scrape the side of a AA battery near the (-) end until the metal case is exposed. The metal case of an alkaline battery is +. (If you use a NiCad, the polarity is reversed.) Slice some cigarette pack liner paper (the paper/foil stuff) into strips 3/32"wide x 1-1/4" long. Fold those in half with the foil on the inside, and then seperate the strip enough to then touch one end to the negative end of the AA battery and the other end of the paper strip to the exposed battery case. It will heat/flare up enough to light a smoke... or fire up a match. Aren't inmates creative? Stay safe
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:05:13 AM EDT
Shoot.. I forget the setup for this, but it is posisble to simply use air pressure to make the match ignite.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:09:23 AM EDT
tannerite!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:22:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ring:
tannerite!



Why does that not surprise me coming from you.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:38:59 AM EDT
C4
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:40:20 AM EDT
Soldering iron?

jb
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