Despite their dangers, even Marie Kondo would not convince us to abandon flamethrower projects because they literally spark joy in us. To make this flame shooting Aladdin lamp [YeleLabs] just used a 3D printer and some basic electronics.
The lamp body consists of two 3D-printed halves held together by neodymium magnets. They house a 400 kV spark generator, a fuel pump plus tank, and a 18650 Li-ion battery. The fuel pump is actually a 3 V air pump but it can also pump liquids at low pressure. As fuel [YeleLabs] used rubbing alcohol that they mixed with boric acid to give the flame a greenish tint. The blue base at the bottom of the lamp houses the triggering mechanism which magically lights up the lamp when you snap your fingers. This is achieved by a KY-038 microphone module and KY-019 relay module connected to a Digispark ATTiny85 microcontroller. When the microphone signal is above a certain threshold the relay module will simultaneously switch on the spark generator and fuel pump for 150 ms.
Although they proclaim that the device is a hand sanitizer it is probably safer to stick to using soap. The project still goes on the list of cool flamethrower props right next to the flame shooting Jack-o-Lantern.
Video after the break.
4 thoughts on “Aladdin Lamp Shoots Flames With A Snap Of Your Fingers”
This is way better than the music stand I’m printing. Maybe that needs flames too?
Everything is better with flames!
“I am the genie of the lamp and I grant you three wishes for releasing me. What is thy first with my master?”
“Well if you could heal these third degree burns, that would be great.”
I am pretty sure, that the output of the ignitor is nowhere near 400kV.
More in the Range of 14kV.
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