These videos are for educational, scientific and peaceful purposes only.
I do not endorse making any bombs or explosive devices as there is already too much war and violence against people in the world.
Such experiments should be performed with care and necessary safety measures, such as a fire extinguisher, face shield and gloves. They can only be done outdoors or in a well ventilated fume hood. Any inconvenience (e.g. stench, noise or heavy smoke) to others, such as neighbors or pets should be avoided.
This channel lists my videos of experiments with chemistry, isolating attempts of alkali metals, fireworks, arc melting, extreme heat, metal melting and mad science.
I still have a Youtube channel 'mermaidkiller' but I removed all videos from the last few years because of the somewhat weird terms and conditions of Google / Youtube. These videos are all available below.
There are a few nice Youtube chemistry channels who inspired me like The King Of Random (Grant Thompson). Other chemists are Cody's lab from Utah, the Backyard Scientist in Florida and NileRed. There is also a nice channel Periodic Table of Videos featuring professor Martyn Poliakoff of Nottingham Univerity and the nice characters Neil, Brady et al of his team performing the experiments.
There is also a nice channel RODALCO2007 whom I actually visited in February 2017 on location, which is more for electricity and high vooltage experiments, blowing up washing machines, TV's, capacitors and batteries which is actually an Electronics Destruction and Torture Lab.
For filming the experiments I use the already dated Canon Powershot S100 until March 2018, which deceased and I replaced by a Canon Powershot G7XMkII . And sometimes I use a Canon EOS 6 DSLR with 70-300L telephoto zoom lens, and a GoPro Hero 5 camera for 240fps slow motion viewing and ultra wide angle viewing. The Canon 6D also allows 60fps at 720p which can be slowed down to 10fps. The advantage is the much larger sensor, resulting in low noise. Unfortunately I don't have real high speed cameras like BackyardScientist does. Movie editing us usually done with iMovie on macOS which is a simple but effective package for this purpose.
Successful second fire
Uploaded: 1 day ago - Duration: 3:50
Uploaded: 9 days ago - Duration: 3:25
Thermate with Lithium CR2032 battery
Uploaded: 1 month ago - Duration: 2:23
Adding KNO3 + sulfur to the thermite intensifies the temperature and I added a used CR2032 pill battery to it which exploded (lightly).
Boiling water at 5ºC
Uploaded: 2 months ago - Duration: 1:49
Lithium battery vs Thermite 20180409
Uploaded: 2 months ago - Duration: 7:47
A 'Goop!' Lithium battery for Canon Powershot which was bulged and therefore unsuitable I incinerated using thermite. After the thermite reaction, the battery vented flammable gases.
CaSO4+Al (+flash powder)
Uploaded: 2 months ago - Duration: 0:53
Again CaSO4 + Al powder, but 2g of flash powder wrapped in toilet paper under it in the tube.
CaSO4 + Aluminum in Vacuum 20180327
Uploaded: 3 months ago - Duration: 3:27
I mixed some CaSO4 (burnt dead and crushed plasterboard) with Al powder in a 136:72 ratio and I ignited it electrically with an iron wire. First in open air and then in vacuum.
It reacted vigorously without sound.
After the reaction the pressure within the 1 liter jar surged to from almost zero to 0.3 bar (02:04 in video) and when I let air into the jar (02:27, slow motion at 03:06) a small dull explosion occurred with some light.
KClO3 + sugar in vacuum 20180323
Uploaded: 3 months ago - Duration: 4:28
Here I ignited potassium chlorate with sugar in an evacuated glass jar. It is an idea of Cody's Lab which he did with black powder. It did react, but slower than in open air.
KClO3 + filters
Uploaded: 3 months ago - Duration: 0:46
Paraffin wax with KClO3
Uploaded: 3 months ago - Duration: 2:39
Lousy reaction of Paraffin (candle wax) with potassium chlorate. The molten wax is not hot enough to activate the oxidizing of the KClO3.
Halogen burns out in Argon atmosphere
Uploaded: 5 months ago - Duration: 4:08
This is a test whether a halogen automobile headlamp bulb with its envelope cut off keeps burning under an open argon atmosphere.
Copper Cast 20180110
Uploaded: 5 months ago - Duration: 4:02
Casting small copper objects in a larger mold
Steel melt test in ceramic crucible
Uploaded: 6 months ago - Duration: 2:59
DC Arc welder 140 amps melting steel in a 'Hessian' crucible, to test whether it takes less carbon than from a graphite crucible
Christmas Copper Cast 20171225
Uploaded: 6 months ago - Duration: 4:40
Casting two copper brooches, melting 300g of copper in a natural gas refractoryless kaowool lines furnace
Uploaded: 6 months ago - Duration: 0:52
HNO3 distillation 20171202
Uploaded: 6 months ago - Duration: 6:24
Another time to distill fuming nitric acid from concentrated H2SO4 (drain cleaner) and KNO3. Now I have used active cooling of the distiller.
Uploaded: 6 months ago - Duration: 1:18
Pouring Steel after arc melting it when GoPro is mounted on the crucible tongs.
Casting Stainless Steel Grade 420 20171126
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 7:20
Another arc melting session, now with alloying stainless steel grade 420 (15% chrome) and making a casting (55 grams)
Melting Steel with DC welder - 20171125
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 6:13
Arc melting steel in a graphite crucible
Two 600W high pressure lamps 20171112
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 5:30
Making CaC2 using an EAF 20171111
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 7:28
Calcium Carbide making with electric arc in a crucible and good result of CaC2 as a reaction with water releases lots of C2H2 gas.
Arc melting making CaC2 carbide 20171105
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 6:43
A retry with a new arc furnace which ran smoothly and really generated some CaC2 after heating charcoal with CaO.
KNO3 + Magnesium 20171104
Uploaded: 7 months ago - Duration: 2:18
Reaction trial of Potassium Nitrate with magnesium powder in a confined space, such as wrapped in loo paper.