Introduction: How to Make a Static Electricity Generator - Shock Anything & Fry Electronics With a Touch!
I have made a new version of this project that uses a DC ion generator, you can see it here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Static-Electricity-Generator-Cast-Lightning/
In this video I show how to make a device that allows the user to gain the power of electricity. This high voltage generator can electrify a persons entire body with a static charge more powerful than rubbing even the softest footie pajamas on a carpet could ever muster. The electrical buildup can then be discharged with a touch to shock anything in reach.
Parts that may need to be ordered online:
Negative Ion Generator (Ionizer) (I bought mine here: http://www.allelectronics.com/ Search for SW-750) UPDATE: It seems that source of ion generators has been depleted. Here is a new one: http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G1783
Automotive Power Converter (Cheapest here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I1LF7O/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 Or find one at an auto parts store)
Parts that can be purchased in a hardware or electronics store (Such as Radio Shack):
Flux Core Solder
2" of Copper Wire
Heat Shrink Insulating Tubing (Optional)
9 Volt Battery (DO NOT USE A LARGER POWER SOURCE! Doing so may be DANGEROUS!)
9 Volt Battery Harness
On/Off Switch (Any type will work, even a light switch if that is all that is available)
Sticky Back Velcro
Dual Sided Velcro (Usually found in the form of cable ties)
1 Gallon Bottle (Such as a windshield washer fluid bottle)
Aluminum Soda Can
Duct or Electrical Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Drill & Bits
I was inspired to create this video when I read the article posted here: http://fear-of-lightning.wonderhowto.com/how-to/master-power-shock-people-with-your-fingertips-0133360/
That article is based off of the information provided in this even older article: http://afrotechmods.com/cheap/negativeiongenerator/pikashoe7.htm
Both of the above use a design that contains the generator within a pair of shoes, but I decided that it would be better modified into something that could easily be strapped on and off over anything the user happens to be wearing. The design used in the article also has a nasty habit of shocking the bottom of your foot quite frequently.