shock of a 9volt battery

Have you ever put a 9volt battery on your tongue? You will get a shock, or a charge on your tongue. How come if you put it on your finger or arm, you can not feel the same charge? How can I get that charge to be felt on your finger?

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VIRON9 years ago
NOT LIABLE: Cut the output plug off a 9 Volts AC (not DC) wallwart and briefly touch the wires to a battery but don't plug it into an outlet. Is anything interesting "going on"?
That would really work, maybe for a split second, and even then
Brennn109 years ago
Not sure if it will work, but try wetting your finger before you put the 9V on it.
spryor71 (author)  Brennn109 years ago
That's the obvious, and it doesn't work.
I think your tongue has a lower resistance because ti's saturated in saliva which acts as an electrolyte? Just a guess
spryor71 (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
hmm, then what battery can be used to start to feel the current when touched to the skin? Is it a specific amount of volts, amps?
why do you want to do this in the first place? You would need higher voltage to overcome the resistance
spryor71 (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
trying to create a game of some sort. the idea is to push a metal button[s] on the multiple choice. If you select the wrong answer, it will send a good shock. I wouldn't want anything to hard hitting. Like the shock pens. they just hit way too hard.
oh, why didn't you say so? Humans are generally grounded and all you need to do is create some high voltage at a very low amp.
spryor71 (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
Ok, how can i create that? Can you sum it up real quick here in text, or is there already an instructable i could view?