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330 volt "Shocking" Electric Deck of Cards! - (Electric Shock Kissing Prank)

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Here's how to make a deck of cards that will pump out a shocking 330 volts of electricity.  Stuart Edge used it in his "Electric Shock Kissing Prank" to show the ladies how a man can really put the sparks in a kiss.

http://www.thekingofrandom.com

See the "Stuart Edge - Electric Shock Kissing Prank"

Download the Shocker Circuit Schematic here

Step 1: Watch the Video!



WARNING: This electric shocker outputs around 330 volts DC, and delivers a surprising jolt.  Be familiar with dangers associated with electric shocks, minor burns, damage to tissues, and possibility of cardiac arrest.  This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training.  Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury.  Use of this video content is at your own risk.

Step 2: Modified Deck of Cards - Looks normal enough

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This deck of cards may look normal enough, but it has a very shocking secret!  330 volts to be exact!

I made this gadget for Stuart Edge to use in his "Electric Shock Kissing Prank"

Using a magic card trick as a decoy, Stuart and his friend Kaitlin Snow got volunteers to kiss them to see if they could "feel the magic".

When their lips touched, a 330 volt connection was made and the sparks were flying.  

Check out their video to see some awesome reactions!

But .. how does it work?

This is how I made it...

Step 3: The Secret Within

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The secret is in the shocker circuit integrated into the deck.  

When the "stealthy"oil tape electrodes are touched by the user and the volunteer, only 1 more connection needs to be made to complete the circuit.

In this case, the circuit is completed with a kiss, and that is where the majority of the electric shock is felt.  

Have you ever felt magic in a kiss?

Using the deck to charge a capacitor, and discharging on a piece of aluminum foiled demonstrates the power that can be captured from the device.  

Here's how to build it...
 
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So I was making it. Then I drop the diode. Too bad I don't have another camera handy. Still a cool project.
Dr. dB1 year ago
Of course, one has to be EXTREMELY careful NEVER to apply such "comedy" to anyone with a hidden medical condition, like a cardiac pacemaker, a muscle-spasm-relaxing TENS machine, epilepsy, Tourette's or any other sort of "tic", plus a veritable raft of other situations which could be severely aggravated by the sudden introduction of what amounts to a small bolt of lightning.

Then again, if a medical condition is "hidden", it's kinda tough to tell who has one and who doesn't, so you're pretty much gambling with your victim's health based upon PURE GUESSWORK, ain't'cha???

My "hidden tic", for example, takes the following form:

Whenever I'm handed something which delivers an unexpected and unnecessary electrical jolt to me, the hand holding it at the time has two instantaneous and automatic reactions:

...first, it repeatedly slams the device against the skull of the perpetrator until one or the other of those two offending objects lies shattered in tiny pieces all over the floor.

...second, it dials the police and files assault charges....

Nothing I can control, you understand - strictly a medical condition!

At least you've included a fairly good warning and disclaimer with your 'ible.

I would simply reinforce it a bit by adding:

Always be MASSIVELY circumspect with alleged "fun" of this type... and upon whom you inflict it. It can easily lead to unpredictable, and infinitely regrettable, results.

Like a hospital stay - or worse - for someone.

And jail time - or worse - for someone else.
LOL! interesting involuntary and totally unconscious reaction!
Edgar1 year ago
Shocking! But in a good way :D
Gone to the Blog:
http://faz-voce-mesmo.blogspot.pt/2013/05/mais-um-material-da-shapeways-arduino.html
pdrg1 year ago
Hi, you have 6 connections on the diagram for the transformer (yellow circles), as I'll have different access to kit, can you show more clearly what those connections actually connect to? Cheers!
pdrg1 year ago
Hi, you have 6 connections on the diagram for the transformer (yellow circles), as I'll have different access to kit, can you show more clearly what those connections actually connect to? Cheers!
mathieulj1 year ago
Be careful with the hot glue. High temperature glue guns can heat the glue hot enough to fry some transistors.
The only thing to worry about with hot glue is burning yourself with it. Reflow soldering systems reach temperatures hotter than a glue gun, and transistors can easily and reliably handle it. Although household glue guns rarely approach the thermal maximum of a transistor (TO-92 package), those that do come close would still have a difficult time actually damaging a transistor, especially one that isn't operating.

I'm sure that household hot-melt glue would be safe for transistors and associated components (with the possible exception of electrolytic capacitors). I'd stake my 25yrs of electronics engineering on it.
Neat trick :)
Cool, but hurtful. Be careful