Fire Horn


Artist [Ariel Schlesinger] has managed to replace an air horn‘s compressed air tank with butane fuel. This hack manages to change the pitch of the horn slightly, as well as making one very noisy flamethrower. While not as impressive as other flamethrowers, this would probably take the cake for most achievable. Currently the site containing the how-to is down, but we would have to recommend not doing this at home anyway. Video after the jump.

[via todayandtomorrow]


  1. vikki says:

    +10 points for ingenuity, -50 for playing with it indoors.

  2. sean says:

    Artist, eh? In that case I’m an artist too for my potato launcher and bow&arrow set I made when I was a kid.

  3. Doug says:

    Why children should never be left unsupervised.

  4. farewelldave says:

    He probably caught his web server on fire…

  5. googfan says:

    cover your ears, and repent your sins. HONK!!!

  6. LTrain says:

    Coming soon to the Darwin Awards, 2009. We’ll file this one next to the kid who killed himself with a lavalamp.

  7. absolutezero says:

    am i missing something here?

  8. Loren says:

    Don’t forgot to post the follow up video of you’re house on fire.

  9. Scott says:

    Dude what? This isn’t a hack or even tech related, this is stupid 13 year old stuff better suited for Youtube.

  10. Loren says:

    Any one else think of Revenge of the Nerds. When the jocks were burning down their house.

  11. MrX says:

    Very lame. Still not as lame as the otehr post with file renaming utilities.

    Anyway, we can’t be always pleased. Keep up the good work.

  12. nick says:

    so. . .is the next video going to be a shot of the the thing blowing up in his hand?

  13. strider_mt2k says:

    Dean, did you get peepee scared again?

  14. Ragnar says:

    I wonder how many of you crying for safety here got electrocuted, burned, cut and all the like doing stupid stuff.

  15. Gert says:

    Now we know who started this year’s fires at California.

  16. Kiwisaft says:

    just lame imho
    I think everyone of us played with fire before and mostly made much more impressive fireplays
    sorry, but such “hacks” should immediately gtfo of hackaday

  17. Daniel says:

    That is simply the dumbest idea I’ve ever seen. Seriously, he can hardly put it out. what a dumbass.

  18. Khordas says:

    This works better with a paintball gun. Run a pilot burner under the muzzle and make an adapter to connect a propane cylinder to the inlet. I didn’t originally try it for the flame, but just because propane is cheaper than having a 20 oz. CO2 cylinder refilled. I should look around and see if I still have the adapter and take some pics.

  19. David says:

    this should make a real impression at the next home game.

  20. Mic says:

    Paint ball gun eh, So short explosive bursts of pure unadulterated pain. interesting khordas… works terrible but looks and sounds funny at least.

    Yea make a good impression at the home game there dave. “WIN or die, win or die.!”

  21. Mic says:

    I meant the fire horn works terrible, the paintball gun sound awesome.

  22. F. says:

    There’s geeks doing dangerously silly yet technically remarkable stuff. (You can recognize them by their advanced engineering skill to properly handle a camera.) Then there’s poorly executed, dangerously moronic stuff. Guess which one’s this.

  23. ben says:

    ragnar>i wonder how many of you crying for safety here got electrocuted, burned, cut and all the like doing stupid stuff.

    That’s how we know not to do them.

  24. The Steven says:

    Noise, and fire too! Wow what else could a person want?

  25. max says:

    what else? an arduino!

  26. Hirudinea says:

    Well it sure beats the crap out of pepper spray.

  27. monkeyslayer56 says:

    i must say pritty lame but that paintball gun sounds ALSOME

  28. limbo says:

    You can make it lot better (without the horn of course) by uing an electronics cleaning spay with oli and directly use a lighter on the spay!



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