Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker!
13 Steps

## Step 13: Have fun electrocuting people and don't get caught by the police!

Okay, you had built the World's Smallest Electronic Shocker and now have fun electrocuting people and don't get caught by the police! (That wouldn't be good!)

To use the shocker, the victim must touch the live -450v wire and the +1.5v wire to get a unpleasant shock...

The pain of a 450v shock is the equivalent of getting a really nasty static shock from a car. But the shock from the shocker gives a continuous shock...

Also, if you want the shocker to give more painful shocks to the victim, you just simply increase the input voltage!

So, if you give it:
• 1.5v input = 450v output.
• 3v input = 900v output.
• 4.5v input = 1200v output.
• 9v input = 2700v output. (OUCH!)

Please note the higher voltage you give to the shocker, the sooner it will burn out. If you give the shocker 9 volts, it WILL not survive longer than a few seconds... It is the best if you feed your shocker only 1.5 volt, it may hurts less, but it won't burn out.

Here one fun thing you can do with the shocker.. And this is Kiteman's idea, so credits to Kiteman. (I also edit it a bit to make it better.)

What you can do is wire up the shocker to a battery with a switch and make the 450v wire and the 1.5v wire long and then box it up in a small plastic case (except the long wires) to prevent shocking your self...

Then put the shocker in your pocket and have the long wires running down your jacket or long sleeve and put a insulator like a bandage on your finger tip to insulate you (so you don't shock your self). Then put the bare ends of the wires on top of the bandage and tape it down.

And now you are for some fun! Go into the crowded school corridor and touch people with your electrified finger tip, you might not want to touch the girls as they have a bad habit of screaming their head off if they get an unexpecting surprise, but go ahead and touch them if you want...
Or maybe go into the dinner queue and shock people as they slap the mashed potato on his/her tray...

And what other funny and fun things you can do with this such a small shocker?

Need help, or have a question, or found an error, or anything? Make a comment! I like comments.

Also, can you please rate this instructable if you like it? Please?

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RISL says: Apr 2, 2012. 9:42 AM
HOW MANY AMPERES PRODUCE THIS INVENTION (I USED IT TO ENERGIZE A CIRCUIT BUAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA) THANKS
renkun67 says: Sep 28, 2010. 3:05 PM
Would it be possible for the shocker to give a smaller input so the pain can be just over "slightly annoying"?
Shoemakerleve9 says: Apr 8, 2011. 8:14 PM
I guess if you ad a resistor in there!??
OXI2vasyl says: Aug 12, 2010. 7:32 AM
THANKS,i was looking for a device to load capacitors 1000v, you think with 4.5vo device does not burn? =D
GeneXian says: Mar 31, 2010. 8:41 AM
I've tried this with three new batches of parts. I even used a pair of hemostats to act as a heat sink while soldering the transistor. It would be nice to see resistance readings between each pin and component to check what I've done and see where the problem might be.

I even went to Radio Shack and bought a whole bunch of NPN Switching Transistors, 220-Ohm Resistors (1/2 watt, 5% tolerance), and a .1uF Metalized-Film Capacitor. They didn't carry the transformers.

I'm really bummed. I really want to get this working.
.Unknown. says: Aug 6, 2010. 6:31 AM
Are the parts suitable for HV applications?
superspirality says: May 19, 2010. 1:44 PM
Plasmana, you rock! :D
Made it in under 2 hours using the old 240 ohm resistor made in USSR years ago instead of the 220 ohm one.Still works and gives a very painful shock.However, the resistor is quite big, much bigger than the modern one.
I'd like to thank you, all your tutorials are brilliant.Rated it 5.0. :D
Keep up the good work!
Plasmana (author) says: Jun 23, 2010. 3:20 AM
Haha thanks man! Im glad you find my 'ibles great :)
brooklynlord says: Feb 19, 2010. 9:20 PM
I know and seen some really small lithium batteries..... but they might not have enough milliamps to driver the parts....
brooklynlord says: Feb 19, 2010. 9:26 PM
Also, i have another idea to add to kiteman's idea:

You can have one of those band-aids that have holes in them, and first tape some masking tape to you finger then wrap one end of the bandage around you finger.

Before you get the other end, poke the 450v and 1.5v wires through the holes (and maybe back for a round tip, and make sure to switch the device off or else you will shock yourself).

The, maybe add more masking tape if you want, and put the other side of the bandaid on.
brooklynlord says: Feb 23, 2010. 5:45 PM
Okay: First attempt:

Removed case (ish) from the camera. Check

Discharge the capacitor:

This was pretty interesting, as i accidentally pressed the power button (i got a new one because i didn't find a old one, and its a Kodak Powerflash) i had taken 2 shots before i took out the battery, but the i saww what it was, and somehow i accidentally pressed it again, and it flashed.

Noew, to discharge its, i got a piece of paper, folded it like 6 times, took a pencil, and took the metal end of the pencil and i touched it to the capacitor.

White sparks were flying in a saucer-shaped place, in about a 4-inch diameter, but they did not survive long enough to start a fire. (In a split-second)

Also, can you post a way to make the shocker with a kodak powerflash?
far.peter says: Dec 20, 2009. 1:53 PM
you can add a plate capacitor and attach it to a push button attached to a flyback
tansformer to get big sparks
More power! says: Jan 11, 2009. 12:28 PM
could u use 2 capacitors to give... More Power! also, could u wire the output of one to the input of another to get... More Power!
Plasmana (author) says: Jan 12, 2009. 3:03 PM
Yes...
pyrofirelighter says: Apr 17, 2009. 9:57 AM
could you use the biggest capacitor from the camera to get...More Power!
Plasmana (author) says: Apr 17, 2009. 11:11 AM
I can, but it will take for ever for the capacitor to charge.
M4industries says: Sep 22, 2009. 2:38 PM
Er... about 8 seconds on my coil gun. The transformer is necesary certainly.
11010010110 says: Sep 20, 2008. 3:45 PM
The diode and capacitor are not required. You can omit them from the circuit and connect the high volt wire directly to the transformer output where the diode was. This is likely to change the feeling of the shock since now it is less stabilised (no diode and capacitor) but may feel more or less powerfull The 80 uF capacitor charged off this thing (with the diode) and then disconnected is a great painful shocker on its own. If you touch its leads or one of them and the metal can on the top your hand will shut on it and you will need to release it. Electrocution from the capacitor may be hazardous though This shocker can be also used to power small (4 - 9 watt) fluorescent tubes and tiny CFLs (up to 7 watt) off a battery. High pressure mercury lamps (MBFs and MBFTs) lamps will strike too but will be very dim. Metal halide lamps of the probe start type are likely to strike (at least the probe arc) too but still will be dim If the lamp is PL then remove the starter first (its in the base). If you use a CFL take just the tube out of it without the electronics If he lamp does not light up try to touch it near the end with the high voltage with your hand (in darkness). Some glow should appear. If you can find such a spot that lights up the entire lamp when you touch it then wrap some naked wire around there and connect it to the low voltage end of the lamp If the lamp fades down when running of a known good battery disconnect it quickly - it means the transistor is overheating Fluorescent starters (with cap off) will produce stunning glow effects. Color depends on the starter used AFAIK colors are : Osram S111 and S151 - Purple sometimes quite whitish (varies with starter age. S151 srikes more easily) Orlite (Looks like fake philips) - Whitish Purple or whitish blue Old Luxten and most cheap starters - Red New Luxten - IDK I would expect some bright purple Narva - Bright blue Many very old (early 1980s and before) starters - Deep blue Philips S10 Yellow Starter with blackened lamp will usually work too Some starters also work with the high volt connected to lamp connections and low volt wrapped with naked wire around the lamp If a starter does not strike try to help it with the black shocking thing from a lighter If a starter does not light and it is brand new use it in a fluorescent lamp few times and try again The lamp can be taken off the starter and used on its own High pressure sodium lamps marked with I in triangle (most 70 watt lamps) will work too as they have the same starter inside Try the starters at both polarities. If the metal strip inside changes shape and shorts the circuit make sure the transistor does not start heating up. If it does then disconnect it and let the starter cool down. Great instructable !
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 21, 2008. 12:14 PM
Wow! That is a HUGE comment! And most of what you said, I already know about that. Yes, you can use a 80uF capacitor for more painful shocks, however, it would take a long time to recharge... I am right now making an instructable about how to make fluorescent lamp inverter powered by one AA battery.
M4industries says: Sep 22, 2009. 2:36 PM
This is a huger one. I made a forum topic out of it. Search "Longest commment on instructables" and take a look!
ElectricMan1 says: Jul 22, 2009. 9:01 PM
I actually wouldn't recommend shocking someone with only the capacitor, because the ends of the capacitor will discharge it all at once and burn you. It could hold enough power to cause nerve damage. This is because they function on electrical impulses, and your little device could damage them. Use the sparker in lighters and BBQ's it is a lot safer!
pyrofirelighter says: Apr 29, 2009. 10:57 AM
this automatically recharges, yes? how could you make it so that you can switch on and off the recharging cycle? like the button to recharge the flash on the camera?
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 21, 2008. 12:27 PM
ha ha! *yes!* AA is my initials!
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 21, 2008. 3:45 PM
LOL! Then I might call you "AA battery"!
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 21, 2008. 8:11 PM
*that's a mouthfull* DA for double A battery :P
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 22, 2008. 2:27 AM
Haha! That is a good one! DA battery means double A battery!
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 22, 2008. 8:54 AM
DA it is!
*i'll put it in my about me*
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 23, 2008. 2:31 PM
LOL! I am going to use it to other people!
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 23, 2008. 2:40 PM
huh? what do you mean?
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 23, 2008. 3:35 PM
Instead of saying "AA battery" to people like I normaly do, I am going to say "DA battery"!
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 23, 2008. 4:23 PM
GO needless confusion!!!!!!!! lol
pyrofirelighter says: Apr 17, 2009. 10:05 AM
this is what is known as a "reply chain", or a "reply stair" (the shape)
AnarchistAsian says: Apr 18, 2009. 2:22 PM
yeah...
Colonel88 says: Nov 15, 2009. 6:17 AM
OKAY...

...

fail
Plasmana (author) says: Sep 22, 2008. 2:26 AM
I will just call you AA, but I might get confused with an AA battery...
The Twist-Tie Guy says: Aug 27, 2009. 3:30 PM
You say that a 9V will burn it out quickly. Would you suggest using a different transistor? I'm looking to use 12V from AAs with this circuit, and could use a hint.
poop11346 says: Apr 28, 2009. 9:43 PM
The proper term from what I understand is shocking people because to electrocute is to kill
pyrofirelighter says: Apr 19, 2009. 12:40 AM
how/where did you put the led that shows when that capacitor is charged?
lipkel says: Feb 13, 2009. 3:26 PM
is getting zapped by one of these things bad for your heart? i have been reading this thang on the internet and i was thinking of testing my 10800V mini shocker on my friend but i am thinking of reconsidering because i dont want to kill him.

this is what i was reading "cardiac affects"

http://engr.nmsu.edu/~etti/3_3/3_3h.html

AznPanda says: Feb 17, 2009. 10:13 PM
10800 seems a BIT high :O!!!!! i dont think you want to do that O,.,O You know that those batteries that are rectangular? are only 9v atleast most of them are O.O you could possible hurt him >.< a bit bad
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