Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:28:20 -0600

Author: "Curry, Robert T"

Subject: RE: Estes igniters and magnesium strips

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Roger,
I don't know if the ignitor would set off Mg ribbon, but it certainly
should set off a black powder pellet.
Bob Curry


we're having a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new science building (no,
Physics didn't get any space in it) and the Dean in his wisdom has asked
that we "cut the ribbon with a laser" ..... one of our faculty even
asked me if our nitrogen laser would cut it. I have an idea to shine a
laser on the ribbon for a few seconds, then set off a magnesium ribbon
taped to the back of the ribbon with an estes ignitor ... would the
ignitor get hot enough? I don't have any handy or I'd try it. Ideas?

thanks in advance for the fun discussion

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Roger






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we're having a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new sc=
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building (no, Physics didn't get any space in it) and the Dean in his wis=
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has asked that we "cut the ribbon with a laser" ..... one of our faculty =
even=20
asked me if our nitrogen laser would cut it.  I have an idea to shin=
e a=20
laser on the ribbon for a few seconds, then set off a magnesium ribbon ta=
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to the back of the ribbon with an estes ignitor ... would the ignitor get=
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enough?  I don't have any handy or I'd try it.  Ideas?

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in advance for the fun discussion

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Roger


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