Introduction: DIY Carbon Tape Taser-proof Jacket

I'm sure you're strong enough to protect yourself and your loved ones from the bad guys. But what if a criminal suddenly attacked from behind? And what if he had a Taser?

You can in just one hour make a high-quality Taser / stun gun proof clothing from your jacket, hoodie, trousers, coat or gloves.
All you need to do is just to fix a carbon tape inside your clothes.
Tape is very good conductor of electricity, so the electric current passes through the tape and your body will not cause any harm, you will be perfectly safe.
And most importantly, your clothes appearance did not change, apparently they will remain the same as they were. They will be as soft and comfortable as they were bacause the carbon tape to the touch like a simple ordinary silk cloth. But now they will have a new, unusual property - electroshock veapon proof!


Step 1:

For my jacket I used 48 feet of carbon tape 44 mm from www.carbonheater.us and iron-on no-sew hem tape.

Now I think that could be spent only 32 feet tape and do not make the jacket but a vest, as human hands are not as sensitive to the Taser as a body.

Step 2:

Make a cut at the bottom of the lining of the jacket.

Step 3:

Put a strip of iron-on no-sew hem tape, top with a strip of carbon tape. Press with an iron.
Convenient to operate if cut small pieces of carbon tape and spread it inside his jacket, like a mosaic.
Place the strips of carbon tape as close as possible to each other, to avoid gaps.

Step 4:

Step by step, fill the entire area of your jacket with the carbon tape.
Pull the sleeves inside out and fix carbon tape on the sleeves too.

Step 5:

Carbon fiber is composed entirely of carbon. It does not burn and does not stain your body or clothing.

Step 6:

Sew lining. That's all.


You got a great taser proof jacket provides 100% protection!

14.03.2014. I must admit that I was partially wrong. We just tried a more powerful stun gun 800,000 volts. We installed two sewing needles on it and pierced the carbon tape. On the needles remained voltage of about 150 volts.
Yes, the person will feel the electric strike.
Yes, we need an extra hard layer.

Please do not do experiments with electricity on humans and animals. This can cause serious injury or death!

Comments

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lward16 (author)2014-03-14

Trying to defeat non lethal weapons such as tasers results in the escalation of the use of force by law enforcement. If you are trying to defeat taking a taser shock from a police officer you are significantly increasing the possibility that lethal force would be necessary and even justified. A judge would most likely agree if evidence was produced that the suspect was wearing clothing adapted to defeat law enforcement tazers. As for personal protection...a neat idea but a constant awareness of your surroundings and maintaining a six foot personal bubble is a hundred times more effective. ;-)

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Ghost_XV15 (author)lward162014-03-15

One of the good things in Europe: The law enforcement are allways "the good guys" and violence is very rare, also stun guns/tasers are not used and about to be banned in the EU

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mir.forysiak (author)Ghost_XV152017-05-14

jesteś naiwny

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Okok (author)Ghost_XV152014-12-28

Not all European police are "the good ones", at least not always.
As for tasers in police's hands, Spain had just approved them for Mossos (the Catalan police, the ones you see most in Barcelona whom are involved in many cases of torture and police brutality, sometimes leading to death).
I'll share this with friends, thank you!

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JediDude6205 (author)Okok2015-12-15

I'm sorry but you're wrong. Those police are not catalan. They are fascist castilians, and often times those cases are acted against catalans. If you're going to accuse a community of people of doing something, at least get you're facts straight.

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lbrewer42 (author)Ghost_XV152014-12-28

I won;t say its universal, but normally the cops over here are the good guys also. Its the media trying to stir up racial tensions )keeps people pf the real and important issues) that over emphasizes the few bad apples in the bunch. If you want proof of this simply look online to research BOTH sides of the cases in the past few years that the media has covered to make police look bad. No, I am not a police officer or in any way associated with them.

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JayG30 (author)lbrewer422015-10-20

You're right, and you're wrong.

Most cops are good guys COMPARED to the trash they've been dealing with lately in the news. The "gentle giant" and his peers were worse than the average police officer by far. However, people like that don't scare me particularly because I carry a gun and look like someone who would be more trouble than it's worth to screw with. I'm not scared of street criminals because they're rare and I don't look like a good target.

What does concern me is if I got attacked by someone like that (robbery, burglary, whatever) there's a 50/50 chances that I'd be charged with a goddamn crime. Except, I don't have a hoard of union lawyers to cover my ass, and a whole department of yes men who take every opportunity they have on the air to vouch for me. I don't have a cozy relationship with the forensics team. I'm not on a first name basis with the prosecutor, and I don't have a anybody watching my back on the grand jury selection process. I'll also have someone in my face before my barrel is cold lying to me that I have to tell them what happened and there's no need to wait for a lawyer.

The police can count on my vote to cut their budgets and defund their pensions each and every opportunity that affords until "blue line" has no more meaning in the English lexicon. It doesn't matter how few "bad apples" there are if you need absolutely insurmountable evidence before you can even have an impartial investigation. I don't care how few "bad apples" you have if you will not hold them accountable for anything.

Most automotive manufacturing union members were ok people, but they never took the trouble to oust the "bad apples" from leadership and membership. In fact, there are many similarities between auto unions and police unions. Auto unions turned Detroit into a third world country. Police unions will turn America into a totalitarian state.

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Golem (author)Ghost_XV152014-03-16

Even in Europe, law enforcement are not always "the good guys", they primarily protect business and government interests against the people they are supposed to protect and who pay most of the taxes which support and pay the police. The Ukraine is a recent example of where the police killed peaceful protesters.

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ScottM11 (author)lward162014-12-28

Iward16, I 'd like to think most of the people reading this are good people. Personally, I'd wear it. I wouldn't do anything to provoke the tasing to begin with. And for the kind of cop that's going to hit you with a taser for doing nothing.. you may already be lined up for a bullet. But while I'm busy not doing anything to provoke him, if he hits me with it, I'm just going to throw my hands up immediately and say something like, "I'm not resisting. Here are my hands."

Or maybe I'll just fake it? Flop around like a fish for his amusement until he feels safe.

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JayG30 (author)ScottM112015-10-20

The Gestapo didn't carry tasers because they weren't invented yet. But they would have if given the opportunity. After all, they wanted the resistance alive. It would give them a chance to "reason" with the captives. Current day, tasers are used as tool to keep the political heat off of police departments because they've saved lots of mentally ill and drugged out people from getting shot. Before I die, at some point they will primarily be appreciated for their ability to keep someone alive until the interrogation.

The people reading this are not here because they're planning some petty crime and want taser protection. They want to know how to die with their principles intact. In the future of this country, bullet could still give you an honorable death. A taser will never lead to one.

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rf (author)ScottM112015-01-01
Or maybe I'll just fake it? Flop around like a fish for his amusement until he feels safe.

Cops often seem more interested in domination than feeling safe.

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rvrfinn (author)lward162015-07-17

Although this jacket might help if you were trying to ward off a random stun-gun wielding assailant, I doubt that it would be much help if you were tazed by law enforcement. The tasers that cops use are equipped with barbed needles, designed specifically to punch through clothing and lodge into your skin, so that they charge goes directly into your flesh. But I agree with Iward, that NOT foiling a cops use of a taser is a good thing. Because if the taser doesn't work, the next thing that he's going to do is go for his gun. Moral of the story, don't wear this coat if you're going to do something illegal. It is also a pretty good bet that if you wore anti-taser clothing and did get into an altercation with police, you'd end up with extra charges in court, as has happened when suspects have shown up in bullet proof vests or equipped with gas masks.

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JayG30 (author)rvrfinn2015-10-20

I would like to see a test of it. The only reason that the barbed taser would work is it the current decided to go through the body instead of the tape. After all, the prongs would have to go through the carbon tape to get to the skin, and would still be in contact with the tape as the voltage started. It would be odd if the current preferred to force it's way through the body instead of go through the minimal resistance tape.

I looked up this article because a projectile taser is not primarily a defensive weapon. It CAN be used as a defensive weapon to buy time to run away, but so can CS gas. It is about as defensive as CS.

Maybe you've got the wrong idea about people looking here. I don't think it's common criminals. They aren't very smart, and tend to want to run away if confronted. The most sure way to defeat a taser is get more than 30 feet away from the person holding it. People who want to defeat tasers aren't running away though.

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klindner (author)lward162014-12-29

You're right, cops would probably go overboard, like 9/10 already, and jump straight to, "Kill him!" -and a judge would probably say, "I'm not going to do my job and make an intelligent decision on this viewing it from all angles and taking into account culture and society. Besides, the prosecution won that game of golf where I bet him an auto win if he beat me."

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keith.mears.31 (author)lward162014-12-28

It has become tragically apparent that the threat of police violence has very little to do with any rational decision, but much to do with the individual LEO. You are as likely to be shot as to be tasered and choked to death, whether you are a perceived threat or not. In most cases, the perceived threat is manufactured after the fact, based on what is thought to be the easiest farce to swallow. Law enforcement on the US border has developed the skill to to kill fairly often with these "non lethal" devices. So anything that increases your odds of surviving an encounter with a cop is a good thing. The fact that it can help with a civilian mugger is an added benefit - not every taser wielding thug is wears a uniform.

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Pazzerz (author)lward162014-03-14

Even in training for firearms use it is demonstrated that an attacker can be inside a 20 foot space in seconds. All in all, being a law abiding citizen, this is a very good idea. If its the cops, fake it. At least you aren't hurt from it. ;)

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mgalyean (author)Pazzerz2014-12-28

Bingo. If the cops are trying to tase you, you probably already ignored previous reasonable requests. But if a jerk rogue cop tases you out of the blue, just fake it even if one of the leads failed to attach or whatever. You don't want them to escalate up the force continuum because the taser didn't work for them. At the same time, if a bad cop tases you for no reason, you probably should be thinking very quickly about a plan B. Thankfully bad cops are a very small percentage of cops overall.

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mgalyean (author)lward162014-12-28

lward16 nailed it. I'd add that the size of the "bubble" depends on the situation. A person 21' away with knife, bat, 2x4, or other potentially lethal non-projectile weapon can strike you within a couple of seconds just by rushing you. Best advice is to avoid situations and places that require big "bubbles" if at all possible.

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paqrat (author)lward162014-05-14

Well said. If you were a police officer and the person who you regarded as enough of a threat to taser shrugs it off what would you do? I would suggest many would simply take out their pistol and shoot the taser resistant individual.

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Being X-Law Enforcement I can tell you nobody can keep a 6ft bubble around them even half the time and bad guys are using Stun Guns these days. Couple weeks ago in my city. http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2014/76-year-old-fells-stun-gun-wielding-robber,-the-post-and-courier,-charleston,-sc-021014.aspx

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toothpick5 (author)2016-09-17

Every attack has a defence. Every new weapon results in new armor. Laws of physics folks. The good, bad and ugly use weapons. Thats the law of nature. So, get over the debating! It's a feedback loop argument and is hurting my ears!

Now, AFAIK, unless the fiber is grounded in some way, it can only disperse so much energy (into heat?). Our bodies are poor conductors, but are conductive to a high voltage charge with nowhere else to go.

So, give the charge any easier path away from you and, even with a probe embedded in your skin, it wont shock you. So, what if the fiber had two isolated layers with high capacity super capacitors between them to create a negative charge on the outer layer, and an opposing positive charge on the inner layer? This would create a complete circuit through the super capacitors which would not only safely reroute a direct lightning strike (might get warm tho) but would actually attract and absorb the charge into the capacitors so quickly it could drain the tiny taser battery in seconds, likely destroying it and/or catching it on fire. At the very least, it would become to hot to hold.

Then, as the bad guys are pissing themselves over your obvious invincibility (forming a nice, conductive path from ground, direct to their bladder) you encourage them to try a more physical approach. Upon contact, the entire 2000kV charge is instantly discharged back to it's rightful owner, which should transport the crook a sizable distance away from you. This would ensure escape and that you will NEVER be messed with again!

As an added benefit, kids who spend hours rubbing their socks on the carpet, plotting an evil attack would receive perfectly proportioned justice immediately :)

I dabble in electronic engineering as a hobby. But I am not sure If my logic is correct here? Im hoping someone will help me to understand if I am right or wrong, why, and what other methods could work without having to drive a lightening rod 20ft into the ground?? Laptops, cell phones and aircraft manage to work with high energy without earth ground connections somehow. I THINK this is achieved by having multilayered copper PCB boards with a -V and +V charged planes on the outside. I assume that using "negative voltage" in opposed equilibrium to the positive voltage, instead of the traditional "neutral ground" circuit is what makes this possible. But, that is just my assumption. Please, someone explain if I have this wrong???

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DIYunderwater (author)2016-08-12

"I applaud whoever came up with that idea and it sounds like a great
science project, but for it to work, you'd need to be covered in the
clothing from head to foot," Taser's vice-president for communication
Steve Tuttle told IBTimes UK.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-avoid-being-tasered-w...

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Rimwulf (author)2015-10-21

Am I the only one that sees that isn't a taser? its a stun gun.

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Eye Poker (author)Rimwulf2015-11-18

Good catch. Most people don't know the difference. It's obvious you do, but for the rest who don't know:

A stun gun is a contact device that delivers a painful burst of electricity. It is in no way debilitating. Simple pain compliance, it feels like being burned, but in general doesn't damage flesh.

A Tazer is a ranged device that shoots two barbs into a person and if both hit and sink in, it will drop you on the ground like a flopping fish.

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NakedS (author)2015-01-06

Great tutorial, it was very useful and it shed some light on the area of carbon for me. I thought that carbon was just an extremely strong material (carbon nanotubes y'know) but now I know that carbon is also conductive and won't harm the human body, I think I'll put this in a tuxedo of mine, I need to know though, how many layers should prevent up to ten million volts of electricity. I'm not testing it myself as I am alive and I want to keep it that way.

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sypher (author)NakedS2015-08-23

we are made out of carbon, pure carbon is quite inert to the human body.

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Shenzhen (author)NakedS2015-01-07

We've tested it at 800000 V on one layer of carbon it leaves about 150 V. It doesn't shock and I can resist against easily. So in my jacket one layer only.

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Shenzhen (author)2015-02-22

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NakedS (author)2015-01-06

Also I've been wondering if you can do this process with the part of your jacket that you taped it under.

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NakedS (author)2015-01-06

Yeah, I'm totally going to make this someday. Very helpful, when I'm in the forest I might need something like this to keep me protected. I might just try to make some clothing out of this, it'd be like General Volgins suit from MGS3 hopefully. If anyone knows, his suit conducts electricity. This isn't to become a weapon though, just to keep from being tased and from being struck by lightning (Kuwabara Kuwabara).

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bettina-sisr (author)2015-01-06

OK for the girls who use these (tasers) for protection HIT SKIN!! No tape behind the epidermis! Very cool inst, and what is this carbon tape used for, usually?

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rf (author)2015-01-01

How do we send the fun (shock) back to the guy holding the taser? :-)

That would be much more satisfying.

And if you're black you'll need protection from bullets too.

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BillM5 (author)2014-12-31

Newsflash fellows: Police aren't the only ones with tazers by any means. If you're going to run with a rough crowd, I think this would be an excellent idea.

As far as the cops, it's yessuh, yessuh, yessuh, then get away and do as you please. As someone else posted here, fight the cops with an attorney with a chip on HIS shoulder.

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texhoma creative design (author)2014-12-28

fake being tazed? Really? If you are a candidate for getting tased you are probably not cooperating right? So why would you tell someone to fake the effects when their goal is to resist??? People need to get it in their heads that conflict with the police usually ends badly and it is best to fight your battles in court with a lawyer.

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"Really? If you are a candidate for getting tazed you are probably not cooperating right?"
Uh, wrong.

You are probably an upstanding citizen like most here and in general, but so am I and all -most, of my friends. However, I, and no less than 6 close friends have at least 1 (4 in my case) super heated encounters with a cop who just had a chip on his shoulder. One of my cases the guy actually said, "I've just got a chip on my shoulder today."

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carl.myhill (author)2014-12-28

Yeah here were some of those european "good guy" cops using a taser at a peaceful student protest at Warwick University - http://www.channel4.com/news/cs-spray-taser-police-warwick-university-student-protest

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katesisco (author)2014-12-28

Missing the point here.

Mentally Ill, ADHD, Autistic, even physically ill, over indulgers included, could benefit.

The Detroit paper carried a case where a ADHD/Autistic man was left alone while the companion got the car from parking, the cops were called and tased him to death because of his non-compliant behavior. Lots of questions as to why he was left alone but possibly a whole new industry could be developed to protect these individuals. They are, after all, not criminals.

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kalboon (author)2014-11-16

This would probably work to protect against getting shocked when doing electric service work as well, if it was made into a pair of gloves?

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Shenzhen (author)2014-05-07

"I applaud whoever came up with that idea and it sounds like a great
science project, but for it to work, you'd need to be covered in the
clothing from head to foot," Taser's vice-president for communication
Steve Tuttle told IBTimes UK.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-avoid-being-tasered-wear-carbon-fibre-clothing-1439364

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GINGANINGA01 (author)Shenzhen2014-11-01

For a vigilante, they could put this on the inside of a morph suit or something... that could solve that problem about complete coverage

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astral_mage (author)2014-06-30

would it protect u from a stun baton that produces 750 million volts of power?

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Shenzhen (author)astral_mage2014-10-31

I think you mean 750 thousand volts?
Yes, the carbon tape can protect against such a power.

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Shenzhen (author)2014-10-19

There's a promotion on www.carbonheater.us

Make an instruction with the carbon tape on www.instructables.com

and get 10 meters of carbon for free!

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Arghus (author)2014-05-09

doesn't this become a faradey cage then? just for your torso but still

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Shenzhen (author)Arghus2014-05-10

Yes, it is a kind of Faraday cage, but unlike the original metal Faraday cage, this cage is very soft and flexible so it is so often used in garments.

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Arghus (author)Shenzhen2014-05-10

that makes me have a sudden urge to make a carbon fiber hoodie

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Shenzhen (author)Arghus2014-05-10

I would also like to make a hoodie.

Please publish the photos when you done it would be very interesting to see your results.
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MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (author)2014-04-21

couldn't you make a bully-proof jacket where you attach a stun gun to some carbon tape, and when the punch you...

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awesomeperson1234 (author)2014-04-18

I wonder who first tested this

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