Fireworks, Tech, & the History of It All

We are just a few days removed from the party around the country that we affectionately call Independence Day.

The 4th of July.


The one day a year where fireworks are the go-to method of celebration.

Now, I must say, I am a fan of the firework. However, I more enjoy watching a large professional show from afar than drunkenly blasting them off in a backyard following a long day of drinking.

And lets be honest here: Whoever claims they primarily set off fireworks sober is probably lying. Honestly, I have probably only done it two or three times in my life. I'm a wimp. It scares the hell out of me.

The process of setting off a little puny firework scares me more than it excites me.

I guess you could say I am no pyromaniac.

Last year, we wrote an article on the software capabilities linked to putting on a real firework show. They are aplenty. Check it aht:

Today, I would just like to expand on the above article with some historical side notes on the advancements of the firework:

  • The first fireworks weren’t really fireworks at all: In 200 B.C., the Chinese (taking over the world… shocker) put their bamboo into fires. This action allowed the hollow structure of the bamboo sticks to heat up and ultimately explode. Bet you didn’t know that. Here at ATSAP Media we also routinely provide history lessons.