How to Make a Hidden Kodak TAZER

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Introduction: How to Make a Hidden Kodak TAZER

(WARNING: THE USE OF THIS TAZER AS WELL AS ANY OTHER ELECTRICAL OBJECT RELATED TO THIS PROJECT CAN BE FATAL. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE FREE OF ANY HEART DISEASES AS WELL AS MENTAL ILLNESSES BEFORE ATTEMPTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS OBJECT. BY READING THIS INSTRUCTABLE, YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU MAY CAUSE TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.)

There may be other instructables teaching you how to create a simple shocker out of a disposable camera. I made one of those and well... took it to school and got it taken away. I figured, if i could completely hide all of the connections and stuff, it would be easy to trick other people its only a disposable camera. Well, here's how to do it.

Step 1: Materials

What you will need:

1 Kodak disposable FLASH camera
X-acto knife
Alligator clips
Tweezers
Electric wires
Snippers
Electric tape
Sticky tak or clay

Make sure that you have adult supervision if you are under 18 when using the knife

Step 2: Disection of the Camera

On the sides of the camera, there should be little wedges that keeps the camera intact. They may be covered by the sticker wrapping. Pull on those wedges to release the latch that hold the two pieces of the camera together. There should be two plastic outer pieces, one plastic inner piece, a circuit board, and a little turny thing. Throw away the turny thing. Be careful with the circuit board, as it might shock you. Remove the battery and get your tweezers and using the metal side, touch the two pieces of wire leading out of the capacitator (the battery like thing). There might be a huge spark, so be careful. Touch it a few times and you should be safe from shock. In the examples, I had already finished the camera so the wires are connected. Don't mind that for now.

Step 3: Create the Casing

Now, after you have short circuited the capacitator, it's time to put the circuit board back into the inner plastic holster. Using the x-acto knife, cut a hole in the holster where the leads of the capacitator meet the circuit board. Attach two alligator clips to the leads of the capacitator through the hole. You might want to put some electrical tape between the clips to prevent accidental short circuiting. Now, attach the electric wires to the alligator clips. Cut two semi circles leading to the right side of the camera so that the wires can go through. Refer to the pictures for detailed explanations.

Step 4: Almost There...

Cut two holes in the right side of the camera (the side without the battery). The holes must be big enough to fit part of the last two holes in them. One clip per hole. Connect the open end of the wires to the last two clips and fit the clips in the holes. Fill in any open space with clay or sticky tak. Now you're almost done. Find the outer back casing piece of the camera and cut of part of the left edge. This is so you can remove and replace the battery any time. Now put it all back together. After you've done so, press the charge button on the front of the camera and you should hear a whirring sound. Either try to short-circuit it again by touching the two clips extending out, or shock somebody else. If it works, then congratulations! If not, post any questions/comments below

Step 5: Conclusion

Overall... this project took quite some time. I built my first one only to get it confiscated, so i hope this one will be better. I'm going to try to enter my first contest with this so please give me high remarks. To turn the circuit off, simply remove the battery and touch the two clip tips with any metal object, which will cause sparks. Btw, if you do bring this to work/school/etc., DO NOT short circuit it in front of people. You will get it confiscated because of the sparks. Any questions/comments, post below please.

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    I used a different camera where u can turn the flash on and off so u can charge it and turn it off while its charged and it won't zap anything

    guess what! I made one, but I got in trouble because i gave it to a friend after we had shocked ourselves, then my friend took it to chapel, and someone else didn't believe it could shock, so he's like "This doesn't do anything, watch this: ZAP!" and now I'm in lunch detention

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    Haha. Hey don't let getting in trouble stop you from experimenting and building cool things. I wrote this instructable 7 years ago, when I was in seventh grade, and one of the things I regret the most is not putting more time into building cool things that interested me. Keep on building and hacking. You won't regret it :)

    Thank's for the encouragement. you should check out my instructable that also got me in trouble. Sadly I haven't made any more. MUST MAKE MORE!

    Also, I'm thinking of an improvement to the flamethrower pistol, you should search it.

    Hey, great and bad idea, use this for mind control!, also I am now done with lunch detention.

    How do you deactivate it without taking out the battery.

    You could put the clips right where the face under the viewfinder so when they touch their face to it ZAP!

    Hmmm, is there a way to weaken the shock, I just want to make this for s#!ts and giggles to mess around with friends, not to scare the living s#!t out of them XD

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    yeah. Find a capacitor of lesser voltage and solder that in place of the 330V capacitator.

    dude. ur so mean. if u hadnt made such a good instructable i wudnt have been in so much trouble. haha. this is how da story goes...... In class, i was being a good boy (as i usually am), then i decide to show my good friend this tazer as u like to call it. then it falls of the table and lands on his leg. he gets shocked. then falls to the ground and starts vibrating uncontrolabbly. hew forgives me n says he wont squeal. but i feel bad

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    Haha. I got in trouble for this as well! This was back when I was in middle school, and my teachers asked where I bought this and were awestruck when I told them I made it.

    nice friend btw

    you could attach a switch to either terminal of the standard fitted pressure switch then all you have to do is cut a little hole in the back of the camera and hide it there so instead of taking the battery out and de-charging the capacitor every time you put it in your pocket you could just flick the switch and your away.. im writing up my own Instructable so I can make a disposable shocker that hides all the shocker components and pins so it look like a regular camera and not a camera with two crocodile clips sticking out of the side.. watch my profile for it im sure some of you will be impressed... and ideas are very much welcome for my up and coming Instructable so please any ideas will be great.....