Shooting Fireballs From Your Wrists – Hadouken!

[Glass Giant’s] wrist-mounted fireball launcher adds a little stage magic to his life. This method of fire production is several orders of magnitude less dangerous than other arm-attached flamethrowers or instrument-mounted torches. The module, which is strapped to the underside of his wrist, stores and lights a combination of flash cotton and flash paper. The two flammables are housed in a small aluminum tube touching a glow plug. A slider switch acts as a safety, completing the circuit from the battery, to the glow plug, terminating in a mercury switch which heats things up when held at the proper level. He’s still working out the best way to load the flash materials but as you can see in the video after the break, this is definitely worthy of the Street Fighter reference.


26 thoughts on “Shooting Fireballs From Your Wrists – Hadouken!

  1. Hes not really “shooting fireballs” as much as hes making a very small flash bang go off in his hand. I to use “shooting” I believe he would have to expelling some sort of projectile.

  2. Ok that’s older than old….used one that actually worked (unlike this one) about 20 years ago when I performed magic. The fire ball out of mine could shoot 8 feet. They’ve been selling these commercially for a long time. This was a sad post for Hack-a-day…not new, not a hack, not even working.

  3. isn’t the Hadouken blue? I ask this because i was thinking of a little(ok a lot) more dangerous Hadouken blaster, involving tennis balls soaked in some accelerant. so what burns blue and isn’t easy to extinguish? that is the question. KAMEHAMEHAAA

  4. This is me in the video (though I didn’t submit it). To address the various criticisms:

    Makezine did this, yes, and I gave them props in my Instructable.

    This is intended for a magic buff. I want him to be able to produce a small or large flash for a small crowd (usually kids). It was never the intention that this be able to melt a Russian tank.

    The test shown produces a small flash, suitable for, say unpalming a coin or something.

    This video shows a big bigger fireball (though, again, safe enough to display to a crowd of kids):

    “…but where did the lighter fluid come from?” Hah! If you load this with too much flash cotton, it shoots the wad of flash paper across the room, unlit. When that first happened, I thought of this line!

    Yes, reload time is a bitch. This is really only suitable for a one-off during a performance. I suppose you could replace the slide switch with a selector switch and add 3 or 4 tubes…

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