Pyrodigital (Computerized Firing System)

fireworks controller

Do you understand the basics of Electrical Firing?

If not, then see our Electrical Firing tutorial before continuing.

Want to first understand electrical systems and the physical laws that govern them?

Then see our Electricity 101 tutorial before continuing.

Watch a video clip of a show we did for the Special Olympics World Games Torch Lighting. This really shows you the abilities you can obtain using a Pyrodigital computer to fire a show.

Computerized Firing Systems bring new and exciting possibilities into modern fireworks displays. With added capabilities comes added complexity. Throughout this tutorial, we try to make understanding of the computerized firing system as painless as possible. Although most of the topics discussed are general and would apply to most computerized firing systems, we shall focus mainly on the Pyrodigital (aka PD) firing system. The Pyrodigital firing system is one of the most versital and reliable computerized firing systems out there. Our topics will only give you a glimpse at all the features of the PD system. Included are basic operation as well as advanced concepts for all levels of understanding. It is reccommended that you go through the "Basic Theory of Operation" before continuing to the other topics.

  • Basic Theory of Operation
  • Firing System Setup and Layout
  • Using the PD Field Controller
  • Some Advanced Understanding