Fire Tornado

Fire-Tornado

"All in all, I would call it a success."
Year
2013

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I wanted to see if I could mock up a design for a Fire Tornado, as I've always wanted to make one. I figured a motor and power is all I would need (though I could have gotten fancy and add switches, wires and fans, I decided not to). While the mock up helped me figure out exactly how I would fashion it, the motor is sadly too slow to pull in enough air to create a vortex to create the tornado. This is okay though, since this is the prototype and not the final version. All in all, I would call it a success.

Please be careful. This project uses fire, lighter fluid and rotating surfaces. It can be incredibly dangerous if you're not paying attention to what you're doing, or you're not being careful. You should always go outside on concrete when attempting to run this piece, and ensure you have safety equipment nearby just in case.