Welcome to The Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas!

The purpose of the Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas, otherwise known as PAT, shall be to promote and encourage safe, legal and artful pyrotechnic design, construction, operation and enjoyment in Texas through training, demonstration and exchange of information.

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Today’s Pyro activity adding tails to 6 and 8 inch shells. ... See MoreSee Less

Got a couple hundred toppers ready for building.

Got a couple hundred toppers ready for building. ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to the gun show. ... See MoreSee Less

Few pallets of guns, no bigs.

Few pallets of guns, no bigs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sign us up:
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Cleaning more toppers to make some booms.

Cleaning more toppers to make some booms. ... See MoreSee Less

In Zionsville, PA today, hope everyone is safe: www.facebook.com/6abcActionNews/videos/910913522665786/UzpfSTE3OTYzNTc2MjI3NzoxMDE1ODEwODYzMjU0Mj... ... See MoreSee Less

Memories from 2019 PyroFest in Stevenville. ... See MoreSee Less

Prepping for more fireballs in the sky!

Prepping for more fireballs in the sky! ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats on the successful launch Space-X!!! ... See MoreSee Less

No PGI, what should we do? ... See MoreSee Less

Sad to see it but 2020 PGI Convention has been postponed one year:

May 27, 2020 –The Red River Valley Fair Association (RRVFA) and Pyrotechnics Guild A picture containing clock Description automatically generatedInternational (PGI) and have decided to postpone the PGI Convention until 2021 for the safety of everyone involved in the PGI Convention due to the coronavirus pandemic and the guidelines that are in place for large events that have been set by the CDC and the North Dakota Department of Health. The PGI Convention and fireworks shows were scheduled for August 8-14, 2020. The 2021 PGI Convention will be August 7-13, 2021.

‘This is a difficult decision to make to postpone the upcoming PGI Convention at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds but the health and safety of everyone involved in the PGI Convention and who would attend the PGI Convention is our top priority,’ President Paul Smith said. ‘We are looking forward to greater days and we can’t wait to come back to West Fargo and the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.’

The 2021 PGI Convention will be August 7 – 13 with firework shows on Sunday, August 7th, Wednesday, August 11th and Friday, August 13th. Tickets that have been purchased for the 2020 PGI Convention will be honored for the 2021 PGI Convention or the tickets can be refunded.

‘We are looking forward to welcoming the PGI Convention back in 2021 to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. We look forward to this great event that many in our community enjoy taking part in. The 2021 PGI Convention will be one to remember for everyone involved,’ Red River Valley Fair Association General Manager Cody Cashman said.

Additional information for PGI members can be found on the PGI website (pgi.org) and continue to follow PGI on Facebook for the latest information.
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New TLUD pulse jet rings. ... See MoreSee Less

You get one guess.

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What would be the Pyro version of an act like this? Think about a comedy routine where someone runs into the display with a torch and acts like they are going to light the display.
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Thanks for all the support!
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Hittin' clouds dude. #Pat ... See MoreSee Less

Wild Man 😆 ... See MoreSee Less

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Pyro Pizza Party!

Pyro Pizza Party! ... See MoreSee Less

Hollywood style charge, comet add-ons, miller LITE, 12” shells, it’s beautiful here...trust me. ... See MoreSee Less

Splash ... See MoreSee Less

Cobra reprogramming to 6.0.2rc1

Cobra reprogramming to 6.0.2rc1 ... See MoreSee Less

More pressing rockets & WASPing!

More pressing rockets & WASPing! ... See MoreSee Less

More classes today, Saturday, inside and dry.  30-40 Big shells tonight, about 1/2 & 1/2 homemade & commercial(AM Pyro, F&F, Pirotechnica Adan).

More classes today, Saturday, inside and dry. 30-40 Big shells tonight, about 1/2 & 1/2 homemade & commercial(AM Pyro, F&F, Pirotechnica Adan). ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Sudden storm ... See MoreSee Less

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Pat live stream running! Big stuff happening around 8:30

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Helps with social distancing..

Helps with social distancing.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Build!

Build! ... See MoreSee Less

Showtime!

Showtime! ... See MoreSee Less

Popcorn!

Popcorn! ... See MoreSee Less

PyroFest is open.

PyroFest is open. ... See MoreSee Less

Last minute request: We need 10-12 T-Posts to anchor the 8”-16” guns, and a driver. If you have them, bring them. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

Just a little something to get blood flowing!! ... See MoreSee Less

PAT shirts fresh off the press and will be on sale at PyroFest!!!

PAT shirts fresh off the press and will be on sale at PyroFest!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Working hard to get ready for PyroFest! Ray Williams Nick Sainz Nick Hill Rachael Hill Ross Dusenbury Harley Johnson

Working hard to get ready for PyroFest! Ray Williams Nick Sainz Nick Hill Rachael Hill Ross Dusenbury Harley Johnson ... See MoreSee Less

PyroFest is just around the corner, May 15 & 16. If you are like me, this explains why that BP smell keeps following you around.

PyroFest is just around the corner, May 15 & 16. If you are like me, this explains why that BP smell keeps following you around. ... See MoreSee Less

We need your support, Beer Can Lapares! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out those consistent starts!!! Ray Williams

Check out those consistent starts!!! Ray Williams ... See MoreSee Less

Have plenty of the tiger tail rolled up!! The salute cores are rolled and tried just dipping some with NC Lacquer and comp. tiger tail and blue photon, just need a spot to test them.Image attachmentImage attachment

Have plenty of the tiger tail rolled up!! The salute cores are rolled and tried just dipping some with NC Lacquer and comp. tiger tail and blue photon, just need a spot to test them. ... See MoreSee Less

Members working on stuff for PyroFest! ... See MoreSee Less

PyroFest is on!!!!
Get Excited!
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Look for the PAT Members in PGI's Photo Album "We Make Fireworks"

www.facebook.com/pg/PGIInc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3442620619100409You can lean and make your own Fireworks at PGI. And it is all legal!!!
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Cool Gear:
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DOLPHINS!
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Gonna have a little fun at the ranch this evening.

Gonna have a little fun at the ranch this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

3lb core burn bp rocket test. .5 second thrust 40-70 lbs lift. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Pyrofest Updates!!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

I am looking for a used 12 cue wireless firing system. We are looking to fire our finale pieces remotely instead of hand firing our show pieces. I don't have the cash to buy fancy cobra firing systems (I wish) and it doesn't even have to be able to script. Pushing buttons for each cue will work for us.. If anyone has an older firing system I can buy. Please let me know. -Chris J. text @ 682.367.2562 ... See MoreSee Less

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Insights #7 is the most coherent summation of virus estimates I've seen( src.: a blog from an infectious disease doctor in Africa). Stay safe everyone!

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Spirit of 76 - Virtual Watch Party on Friday night:
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4 months ago

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Valencia - Fallas 2020 canceled.  Accidental statue fire next to City Hall, the masked statue next to her body on fire in lotus position.  A translation from the photographer:  

The failure of the city hall fallas2020, from Valencia last night burned, all so strange, so unusual, unheard of... Lets hope the purifying fire, takes with it all the bad and soon everything that is happening returns to its total and absolute normalcy.

Valencia - Fallas 2020 canceled. Accidental statue fire next to City Hall, the masked statue next to her body on fire in lotus position. A translation from the photographer:

"The failure of the city hall fallas2020, from Valencia last night burned, all so strange, so unusual, unheard of... Let's hope the purifying fire, takes with it all the bad and soon everything that is happening returns to its total and absolute normalcy."
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What else you gonna do...?

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From COBRA:

We are incredibly excited today to launch our new COBRA Show Creator product. This has been a several year process to re-write our current PC-only based version of the show creation software into a brand-new PC and MAC friendly product written from the ground up. This new product will serve as a more powerful foundation for future functionality well be releasing as the year progresses.

If you already own COBRA Show Creator and have an active subscription, simply login to cobrashowcreator.com using your COBRA ID and password from your current PC based COBRA Show Creator.
In addition to replicating current functionality, we have added the following improvements:

Faster
The new web-based version is faster and more efficient than the previous version. No more warnings for lower performing computers.

PC and PC Friendly
This has been requested for years and is finally available. This new version is web-based, and uses the Google Chrome browser.

Offline Mode
Offline mode is supported on both PC and MAC, certain features such as My Fireworks are not available while offline
Modern UI
The UI is now modernized with expanding sections to maximize editing layouts, improved hot-keys, sorting, more preferences, show settings, keyboard shortcuts and more.

Improved Waveform Controls
The waveform controls are a step up in every way including smoother performance, better color highlighting, horizontaly scrollable waveform, waveform height controls, playback speed, and more.

Stacked Event Durations
Events durations, pre-fire and lift times are now stacked and layered under the waveform to give the user visual access to start and stop points for more convenient experience.

Auto-Incrementing Cues
When entering a channel into a cue, the cue number is automatically set to the lowest, unused cue. This allows you to easily add effects to your script without having to track or spend time finding an open cue and manually assigning every effect.

Easy Cell Navigation
Use Tab, Arrow Keys and Enter when making changes to the event cells similar to Excel.

Drag and Drop STEP Events
You can now click, drag and drop STEP events at any point in the script. This makes STEP scripting much easier when you wish to re-order STEP events or even STEP events with associated time-sequences.

Foundation
We are now ready to start adding larger functionality to the software. This begins now and we are excited to show off these improvements as time progresses this year.

https://www.cobrafiringsystems.com/showcreator

From COBRA:

We are incredibly excited today to launch our new COBRA Show Creator product. This has been a several year process to re-write our current PC-only based version of the show creation software into a brand-new PC and MAC friendly product written from the ground up. This new product will serve as a more powerful foundation for future functionality we'll be releasing as the year progresses.

If you already own COBRA Show Creator and have an active subscription, simply login to cobrashowcreator.com using your COBRA ID and password from your current PC based COBRA Show Creator.
In addition to replicating current functionality, we have added the following improvements:

Faster
The new web-based version is faster and more efficient than the previous version. No more warnings for lower performing computers.

PC and PC Friendly
This has been requested for years and is finally available. This new version is web-based, and uses the Google Chrome browser.

Offline Mode
Offline mode is supported on both PC and MAC, certain features such as My Fireworks are not available while offline
Modern UI
The UI is now modernized with expanding sections to maximize editing layouts, improved hot-keys, sorting, more preferences, show settings, keyboard shortcuts and more.

Improved Waveform Controls
The waveform controls are a step up in every way including smoother performance, better color highlighting, horizontaly scrollable waveform, waveform height controls, playback speed, and more.

Stacked Event Durations
Events durations, pre-fire and lift times are now stacked and layered under the waveform to give the user visual access to start and stop points for more convenient experience.

Auto-Incrementing Cues
When entering a channel into a cue, the cue number is automatically set to the lowest, unused cue. This allows you to easily add effects to your script without having to track or spend time finding an open cue and manually assigning every effect.

Easy Cell Navigation
Use Tab, Arrow Keys and Enter when making changes to the event cells similar to Excel.

Drag and Drop STEP Events
You can now click, drag and drop STEP events at any point in the script. This makes STEP scripting much easier when you wish to re-order STEP events or even STEP events with associated time-sequences.

Foundation
We are now ready to start adding larger functionality to the software. This begins now and we are excited to show off these improvements as time progresses this year.

www.cobrafiringsystems.com/showcreator
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4 months ago

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Club Site Update:

We now have the Facebook Feed showing on Fireants.org!!! Now all those members that dont have or want Facebook can keep up with the goings on of the club.

Check it out!

Club Site Update:

We now have the Facebook Feed showing on Fireants.org!!! Now all those members that don't have or want Facebook can keep up with the goings on of the club.

Check it out!
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Working on group buy pricing for Spring Pyro Fest today. How many of you bust a move when you pick up your fireworks orders? ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Texas Independence Day!
Hope your Fire Ants are celebrating with a BOOM!

Happy Texas Independence Day!
Hope your Fire Ants are celebrating with a BOOM!
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Working on one increment rockets. Expect testing video this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is just like what we do at PAT Pyrofest! Not quite, but at least check out the last few minutes starting about 12:00 or so.
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Chasing gophers!! ... See MoreSee Less

Super Bowl Pyro!  By firm Strictly FX.  From one of their crew, 
Adam Biscow:  Thanks for the nice comments. It’s was our show. NFL banned Pyro on field after that accident couple months ago. 6200pcs on roof. A mix on Santore shells and mines, Ultratec and Next FX. 32 positions and 16 special positions. Fire One XL4 controllers.

Super Bowl Pyro! By firm Strictly FX. From one of their crew,
Adam Biscow: "Thanks for the nice comments. It’s was our show. NFL banned Pyro on field after that accident couple months ago. 6200pcs on roof. A mix on Santore shells and mines, Ultratec and Next FX. 32 positions and 16 special positions. Fire One XL4 controllers."
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Have you had your first explosives container inspection yet?

Have you had your first explosives container inspection yet? ... See MoreSee Less

Need ideas and teachers. Make it happen!!!

Need ideas and teachers. Make it happen!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Getting some nice tubes donated to PAT.  Anyone need some?

Getting some nice tubes donated to PAT. Anyone need some? ... See MoreSee Less

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Borrowed this from the Cobra page, a cool 10 minute show:
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