Hi there guys, haven't been here since long time. How are you?
I have to make some candles ignite remotely for a spectacle of a dear friend of mine. She will dance with a tray with the candles lit. There are 7 of them and they have to light together in the same moment. I have the remote control, I can handle the electronics, but I've never done this and I'm the research of "the best way to do it". So I'd like to address to someone of you who have had the chance to do practice this with a very high reliability method. The ideas that come to my mind are:
1. Classic firework electric igniters near the wick and a drop of a flammable but not much volatile liquid dropped on the wick.
2. The same with the igniter near the wick, but with flash paper around the wick (I have to synthesize it and I don't think I have time).
3. A heating element around the wick, but something reliable and fast. Maybe some nichrome wire and all the candles connected together in series via a LM317 current source.
I cannot think in this moment of something else
P.S. There's this guy to whom I paid 5$ for his pdf file instructions a bit before X-mas, but he turned to be an a*****e. I still haven't received my pdf.
Edited by 50AE, 08 January 2014 - 06:04 PM.