One of our newest members, Mr. Eric Frazer, will be teaching a Fireworks 101 class on Friday, June 27th at 7pm.
-Make red sparklers from scratch
-Make black powder from scratch
(red sparklers, second dip. Break time)
-Make stars from scratch
-Assemble 'mines AKA flower pots'
-Fireworks Anatomy, shells, rockets, etc.
-Why build vs buy (fun / scientific / hobby / build things you cannot purchase)
-Resources: Rocky Mountain Pyrotechnics Guild, Skylighter, forums
-Wrap up with sparklers in the parking lot, and if possible a flower pot shoot.
Attendees will leave with 3+ sparklers they made, 2+ flowerpot shells, and/or prepared stars/BP from above if they're not done drying yet. (dry/finish assembly @ home)
Please bring safety glasses, rubber gloves if you like, 'bath tissue' tubes, newspaper, and masking tape. Eric will also be bringing some of these items, plus other supplies, but if we have a strong turn-out it will be good to have enough.
Please bring $20 to cover chemicals and supplies.
IMPORTANT LEGAL STUFF: This is a collaborative educational gathering and there will NOT be any fireworks for sale. Any participants under 16 years old will have to provide a permission slip of some kind or the parent must attend and will not be allowed to take any items home without the parents present.