How to Safely Launch Fireworks Over Wi-Fi with an ESP8266 Board & Arduino

Fireworks are the best part about the Fourth of July and other celebrations, but they can easily cause accidental injuries. It's both safer and more fun to set them off remotely, so we'll hack some standard fireworks with nichrome wire, a relay, and an Arduino to ignite remotely over Wi-Fi using any smartphone or computer. Why Launch Fireworks Remotely? While fireworks are a lot of fun, they can also pose a real danger if they go off too early or in an unexpected fashion. By lighting fireworks remotely, a misfire shouldn't have any severe consequences aside from damaging your alligator clips... more