The 17-year-old juvenile suspect was air lifted to Loma Linda Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and treatment for his injuries.
The Morongo Basin Station detectives and Sheriff's Bomb and Arson personnel found the teen made several homemade explosive devices.
Detectives say one exploded as he was about to detonate it, resulting in his injuries.
A search warrant of the home in Yucca Valley turned up items used in the manufacture of destructive devices.
Officials say criminal charges could be considered when the investigation is completed.