This book will teach you how to safely build projects that burn, poof, "boosh," and flare! This complete reference and hands-on guide to working with propane explains how to create a variety of flame effects projects that can be built with common tools and materials. Even if you have no prior knowledge or experience with plumbing, gas or electronics, Make:Fire will guide you through the steps to learn the right way to work with propane for art and maker projects.
Starting from the basics
An essential reference for building projects like fire cannons, forge burners and flaming sculptures, Make: Fire explains the history, chemistry, and combustion of propane. Using illustrated, step-by-step instructions readers can confidently construct increasingly exciting propane based projects without prior experience.
Focusing on safety at every step
Written by a licensed Flame Effects Operator, this book provides information that has never been brought together in one place. With this guide, readers will master the fundamental components of almost all propane-based projects and develop the skills they need to create their own flame devices and artworks.
From hardware to software
Make:Fire includes in-depth details of plumbing, soldering, brazing, flaring and circuit construction. You'll build projects with valves and hoses as well as with MOSFETs and switches. Complete working arduino code is provided to get you controlling fire with software in no time.