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Pyrotechnic I/O Card

When mere digital audio or a flashing light is not enough ...
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Designed to match the standard PCI form-factor, this is a stainless steel sheet metal box with card-edge connector; at the back where other connectors usually go there is stainless steel screen. Inside, 8 spring clips for small fireworks, and 8 small coils of nichrome wire to ignite the fuses. Each igniter is 1 bit on an ordinary 8 bit I/O port chip. Write an appropriate byte to memory location to set off the firework of your choice, firecracker, smoke bomb, whistler, etc.
batou, Apr 25 2007

Also see Misdirection Adapter Card Misdirection_20Adapter_20Card
[batou, Apr 30 2007]

Butane-powered firewall Butane-powered_20fi...0for_20PC_20modders
Very similar idea [hippo, Apr 30 2007]

Stand well back, light blue touch paper http://www.appledef...s/burning-ibook.jpg
[DrCurry, Apr 30 2007]

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       I bet you could market this...
normzone, Apr 25 2007

       If you could get it approved.
wagster, Apr 30 2007

       I believe there is already a class of laptops on the market that is prone to catchng fire - that not enough for you?
DrCurry, Apr 30 2007

       You can do that with an epic card
dev45, Apr 30 2007


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