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Ever wondered how fun it would be to zap someone with a taser? Now you can. :D
If you follow the instructions you should be able to get a good shock out of this that not to lethal but I'm sure its not that hard to step this up from a good shock to a powerful weapon so be responsible with this and use common sense when choosing who to shock (don't go around shocking old people, small children or any one with a heart condition its just a bad idea).
Now that thats out of the way the taser we will be building sends out about one shock per second probable around 35,000-40,000+ volts at an estimated .01 milliamp (millionth of an amp) the shock is about enough to cause you to jump back a few feet if your not expecting it. Voltage and amperage are estimated since i don't have the equipment to accurately measure it.

P.S. sorry about the low quality pictures and bad lighting my good camera was KIA I'm working on getting a replacement camera to take better pictures

UPDATE: i got a new camera enjoy the high res pictures
 
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Step 1: Parts list

most of the parts cam be found at radio shack or a hardware store
Electrical Portion
ignition coil 12v - you can get this from an old car at the junk yard for about $5. for this project you want to get one with only 2 leads. these come in all shapes and sizes so you may have to ask the people working there to help you. also try to save the mount you'll need it later but its ok if you cant
12v relay12v relay - radio shack should sell this
1000 u Farad capacitor1000 u Farad capacitor
1 u Farad capacitor1 u Farad capacitor
non conductive switch- i made the mistake of buying a metal switch and get shocked every now and then
wires- with descent insulation
electrical tape
wire capes
12v power source - i used 8 D-cells for this
soldering stuff

Mounting components
2 foot long, 1 inch thick, 2 inches wide board
6 inch long dowel 1 inch wide
small screws
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Kirbsome!4 years ago
This is insane.
I love it.
it would be insane if the amperage could reach 1A :)
scozzahisee5 years ago
you have the same carpet as me woop woop
"use zip ties or duct tape." haha. Dude, you're my hero.
el hersh5 years ago
O MY GOD i love that switch is like *ka-chick* IGNITION
Rye21216 years ago
why isint this a featured i'ble!?!?!?!?!
steam_cannon10 months ago
Also it's worth mentioning that there are many practical uses for taser stun circuitry besides shocking people. They make great ignition sources for gas grills, furnaces, ignition sources for potato guns, ignition sources for model rocketry, ignition sources for model jet engine and pulse jet engine testing. Cool strobe lights with crackling sound effects...
is this used for cattle?
lrjblaze3 years ago
hello!
just wanted to know what would be the resulting effect of this taser shock? i mean, how bad will it hurt?
The shock from an automotive coil just feels like your hand momentaraly stiffens and feels like a 'dead arm' how sometimes if you get punched repeatedly in the same spot. it doesn't hurt much and only very very temporaily :) i have learnt through bad experiences with car coils....
gcowan12 years ago
can your eight 12v D cell batteries produce 2 amps???
gcowan12 years ago
how long will the batteries last? since it requires a lot of energy wouldnt it drain them real quick?
123homer3213 years ago
Hi what else would i need for my ignition sparker ?
this is a circuit board off a remote controlled car :D
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basically everything, that doesn't have any thing you need for this.
MONSTER LOL!!!!!!!!
z0tx3 years ago
Is this stronger, equivalent, or less powerful than a Disposable camera with flash built tazer?
blood313 years ago
can anyone tell me its kinda slow 1.5 sec i need violence speed what should i use??
fub19853 years ago
hi,
could i have a proper breakdown of the items needed to create this tazer please.. i.e.
what sort of coils is needed? (will a car one do?)
also can a car relay be used. etc etc..
thanks....
Hightechk3 years ago
thats great but i wish you would show us how to make a concealable one lol
no video?
Amix94 years ago
Hey,

I've reached ur taser invention b/c i was looking for something to light up my Spud Gun. I've been useing hair spray and even just pure Butane gas and the spark lighter on 3V didnt work.... So here i am for the 30kV.
I have a few questions about it :

The capacitors are 1uF and 1000 uF, but at what Volts?
How come u charge them directly from the batery and in other guides they need a charger (liek this http://www.instructables.com/id/Coilgun-Handgun/ i wana built it too), and works on almost the same tech....Tasers are made from photocams and need the charger...
Whats with soo many bateries ? Its a total of 12V ? or each ...
Can it get me killed ? :)) .... very important

Thnx Alot
Alex B

autonomousoperations (author)  Amix94 years ago
the capacitors i used are 50 volts and 35 volts if i linked to the right part when i made this.  not sure why other guides use a charger i have charged directly from battery's before and it was a convenient solution for this.  you could probably substitute 2 big 6 volt batteries but you do need 12 volts, the batteries are taking the place of a car battery.  the total battery output is 12 volts (1.5 volt d-cell * 8 = 12). the shock from this is the same as the shock from a spark plug on a car maybe a little worse. the only way this could kill you is if you had a heart condition and ran the voltage threw your heart or if the pain.shock scarred you to the point of having a heart attack. if you are a healthy 9 to 40 year old potato canon building guy then don't worry about it to much. 

on a different note it you are planing to use this to ignite fuel the design that this device uses does not provide an optimal shock for ignition. I have used this to ignite paper socked in lighter fluid but if you you the design i am attaching as a photo them you could get a much more powerful shock with the trade off of refire time.
 
 
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how many volts does THIS taser give off? is it 30000 like the featured instructable?
autonomousoperations (author)  lrjblaze4 years ago
It should be around 30,000 but the exact voltage depends on the coil you use. I don't have anything capable of measuring the momentary voltage so I had to use technical data from similar products to estimate.
Thnx for the answer :D

I'll try ur design for the igniter .... (same car coil btw) hope it will work .
dude make one thats conselable
BlueX2734 years ago
This is awesome! Yet this is beyond overkill!!! You could kill someone with this! I mean, 2000 volts is enough for fun and self-defense, but 30,000 VOLTS, yuo have to be kidding!!! But great job anyways. =)
volts dont kill you can have 3 million volts and you couldnt kill amps are another story
autonomousoperations (author)  BlueX2734 years ago
it's not the voltage that kills people its the amperage. plus its and instantaneous shock that repeats every .75 seconds or so. with self defense tazers you have a continuous electrical current which still takes up to 10 seconds or longer to take some one down to a point where they cant move
Actually, it takes more than amperage to kill someone; the voltage decides. For example: 1.5 volts at 0.1 amps isn't enough, but 30 volts at 0.1 amps will kill you. Therefor, amperage is dangerous and voltage increases the danger. Also, when I said "You could kill someone with that!" I really mean "Shock them so hard that they pass out for awhile".
autonomousoperations (author)  BlueX2734 years ago
ok and some people pass out when they get a shot or give blood etc. i could hold onto the discharge points and over power the impulse to let go it hurts a bit it will make you jump if your not expecting it but its pretty safe if you only let it get you a few times. besides its barely 0.01 milliamps. not amps.
Okay, okay... Never mind.....
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The proper term could be either. Toddlers use "current" and scientists use "amperage". You are clearly a toddler with grammar trouble.
Does it arc... How long of an arc?
It creates an arc of about 2 cm for a instant and it discharges 1.5 times a second. These numbers are from memory since I threw it away when I moved
threw it away !?!? why didn't you give it to me? :)
mr. clean5 years ago
I like how it zaps through clothes
I would not ever advise anyone to use a 12 vDC device to assault or defend themselves from assault. All you will do is make someone mad enough to possibly really hurt or kill someone. You are only producing around 30-40 DC amps at the very maximum, for a short duration and at very low reserve power unless you had a car battery with it. Be careful who you use these on, someone who is determined to hurt you cannot be stopped from a 12 vDC coil! It would probably just make things worse if they were serious about hurting you unless you were faster and immediately high-tailed it from the scene and never seen them again. The only device that I have been able to make to stop someone is made from 120/240vAC capacitors (along with many other components). Many slight disadvantages though, like only one shot before needing a re-charge from 120/240vAC power supply source(unless you have multiple capacitors,etc.), need to find way to keep charged for more than 48 hrs(capacitors drain off eventually, some quicker than others, depending on environmental conditions, etc.), very, very deadly(do not play around, treat capacitors as if they are charged unless you discharged yourself). And must have exactly the right type capacitor/s and a way to efficiently deliver line to ground (or ground to line).These are a lot more complicated than a 12 vDC shock and I am afraid if I post it it may hurt someone. So in all seriousness be careful who you shock with 12vDC or 120/240vAC even if for different safety reasons. I especially hope nobody's serious about defending themselves with a computer mouse size homemade device, don't take me wrong I do admire the thought and ingenuity to fabricate such a device, I just hope you are not depending on this in a life or death situation. This is how great inventions/inventors are made, so by all means, dont stop.
mr. clean5 years ago
how many people have you shocked? and has anyone needed c.p.r. due to the shock from this, or been seriously injured.
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