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  Pyro Universe

Fireworks Info
History of Fireworks
How Fireworks Work
Pyrotechnic Glossary
Chemical Glossary
Fun With Fireworks
Safety Tips
Injury Statistics
Pyro Links
Fireworks Literature
Federal and State
M-80s & Cherry Bombs

Pyro Projects
Before you begin
Make your own fuse
Re-loadable mines
Set pieces
Pyro waterfall

Building Projects
Firing panel
Mortar racks
Mine launching rack

  Your Own Show
Getting Started & Tips
Ignition & Fusing
More Advanced Ideas

Guest Book
Message Board

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Have you ever wanted to know how fireworks work?  Want to know how to put on your own neighborhood display using consumer fireworks?  Then you've come to the right place! 

This site is all about the fascinating world of fireworks, from the kind consumers can buy to the types used by professionals.  Use the navigation bar on the left to access the many different sections of this site!  The Fireworks Info section is filled with everything you could want to know about fireworks - their history, how they function, the chemical reactions involved, safety tips and precautions, some nice images, and a reference list of books that are all about fireworks.  There are also some great links! 

In the Pyro Projects section, you can learn how to make your own black match/quick match fuse, reloadable mines, skyrockets, and other neat fireworks projects.  Below that you'll find Building Projects, which gives you detailed, illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions on how to make a real, professional-like firing panel, aerial shell racks, and more.  

How do you like the idea of putting Your Own Firework Show?  Here you can learn everything you need to know to put on a great neighborhood display for the 4th of July or any other occasion - including how to choreograph it to music like in professional displays.   There's a guest book for you to sign, and even a message board for discussing fireworks with other pyros out there.  

This site is updated on a regular basis.  Be sure to check back often for updates!

Latest NewS

Tuesday, December 11th, 2001


Just made some minor changes to the navigation bar, changed the site's opening paragraph, added some more links and this background behind these words.  Luckily my computer was able to go through an entire hour without freezing and shutting down due to an illegal error in the "Quake III Arena" icon.  Wow...

Saturday, December 8

It's unsafe!  It's insane!  It's the Pyro Universe Message Board

Yeah, you heard me right.  I got a message board up and running.  Feel free to post anything about fireworks or your pitiful lives that you want, and since I have no life, I'll probably respond within the earliest possible nanosecond..  Isn't your heart just beating with excitement?  I didn't think so.

Updates to Pyro Universe

Sorry for the lack of updates or anything - if anyone even noticed.  My family just finished moving for the 4th time in 9 months, so I haven't really had time.  Plus I've been trying to get my shitty new "computer" to run FrontPage, Paint Shop Pro, and all the other miscellaneous programs I use for this site.  I strongly advise anyone not to buy from Compaq.  Their machines are crappy and work better as boat anchors than PCs.  Yeah, 512 M of ram and 1.2 GHz sounds nice, but not when the computer's processor overloads and shuts down as soon as I move the mouse or connect to the internet.  Compaq is always more than happy to sell you a computer, but won't do a damn thing when it breaks down (yes, WHEN, not "if").  They often "forget" to include vital pieces such as power cords, speakers, etc., and then refuse to send you the part.  Technical support is practically nonexistent.  In the rare event that you actually get through the recordings to a live person, it's usually someone with such a heavy accent that you can't understand what they're saying.

No more Freeservers!

I'm going to be transferring this site's hosting pretty soon because I'm sick of being hosted by Freeservers.  I've had enough of their obnoxious banners and pop-ups that fill your screen whenever you click on anything, and I'm sure you have too.  The host transfer will also fix that problem of "http://www.pyrouniverse.com" being displayed in the address bar on EVERY portion of this page, even when you click on a link to a different site.  I'm also switching all of the pages to this new layout, which will take a couple of weeks 


Last Updated: Saturday, December 12th, 2001

DISCLAIMER: The author of this site claims no responsibility for personal injuries or discombobulation caused by fireworks or any of the materials presented at this site.  Some of the material on this site may be illegal in your area, and is here for informational purposes only.  I do not advise breaking the law, nor do I take  responsibility if you get in trouble for it.

This site is mainly about consumer fireworks - those that can be bought by the public.  There are ABSOLUTELY NO instructions on site this for making bombs or thermonuclear weapons.  Viewers are cautioned that they must form their own opinion as to the application of anything found in this home page.  There is no guarantee that any device will function or perform as described here.

PyroUniverse.com and all of its contents are 2001-2002 by Colin Bradley.