Ignition is one of the most important things in a combustion potato gun. The following links will explain several methods of safely providing ignition.
Stun guns : Cheaper than you think, and twice as reliable!
BBQ : Some info on piezo ignition.
Lantern Lighter : The granddaddy of ignition, and its still kickin'!
Wiring Multiple Sparks : Useful Diagram for when you just cant understand how parallel wiring works!
Spark Strip : One of the newer concepts in spudgun igniters.
Hybrid Ignition System (HIS) : Info on making a one hole spark device
No Spark Plug Method : A new look towards hybrid or combustion ignition.
The following list is an attempt to detail all ignition methods for spudguns. The list will be completed in the near future. I hope to have detailed explanations of all methods listed below. I have not personally tried all of the below, so I need to research and build...
Rouge Methods: Coming soon (steel wool, match, heating element, glow plugs, "squibs", etc.) (also a warning against long nosed lighters in the endcap)
Camera Methods: Coming soon (plain camera, with flyback, steel wool, coil?)
High Voltage Methods: Coming soon (Flybacks, Neon Transformers, ignition coils, oil furnace transformers?)
Electric BBQs: Coming soon
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