Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! version 2.5

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It is good to know if the tiny shocker is on or not, by adding a wonderful invention called the "LED", so you don't risk get bitten by the shocker again!

Disclaimer: This shocker can be dangerous if used improperly, it gives out about 400 to 450 volts, so I am NOT responsible if you or anybody are injured or killed by the shocker, the responsibility is yours...

Improved instructable!
I have been asked by comments and email how to attach a LED to a shocker to indicate it is on. So I then decide to make another instructable how to do that.

And, I have copied and pasted everything from my original shocker instructable onto this instructable and greatly improved the text on every step, also added more steps and replaced some pictures. I am hoping it would be less confusing to you and understand the project better so you can have an higher success in completing this project. :-)

If you do find anything confusing or an error on this instructable, please let me know and I'll fix it.
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Step 1: What type of disposable camera should I use?

Picture of What type of disposable camera should I use?
  • The best disposable camera you can use for this project are the "Boots" or "Polaroid" types, because they have everything you need.
  • The "Kodak" type is a bit more difficult, you need to find the type that uses an LED indicator, NOT a neon bulb indicator, those types will not work. Also, the LED type cameras uses SMD resistors, so you will need to find or buy one 220 ohm and one 100 ohm resistors.
  • All other types of cameras like "fuji" ect. will not work because they have an different and/or more complex circuitry.
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afshaanmaz1 year ago
I plan to use this as a self-defence device.... Any suggestions.....?


willedwards994 months ago

can you make instructions on how to attach a momentary push button?

It's very easy, just solder the wires onto both of his shocky leads, and then solder up the momentary switch

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+ +

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The +'s are the leads on the switch and the | is the wire

I'm disappointed. Mine gives out ~260 volts. I had to use the whole PCB that's in the camera as it has more parts than your camera. Tried using only the parts described in this instructable but it wouldn't work :(

I'm not disappointed in your instructable, I'm disappointed in the lower voltages of these cameras.

Constructed1 month ago

Wow! Great Instructable, very easy to follow and extremely well written! I just made this and put it inside a small PVC pipe. Thanks for posting this!

war14002 months ago

this is a map i find with 1f16 and 2sc5607

war14002 months ago

hey bro i made it but dont work!!!????

i search in web and find a map.

same as your map but Diode 1f16 and transistor 2sc5607

Name of the diode?

Can i used D965?
thanks in advance :)

hey bro i made it but dont work!!!????

i search in web and find a map.

same as your map but Diode 1f16 and transistor 2sc5607

war14002 months ago
Divergence3 months ago
Would this work for the transformer
Divergence3 months ago
Hi what type of diode is being used because I'm buying my parts separately
RoryS23 months ago

do you know where i can get these disposable cameras other than buying one ($9.35 at Walmart!!!)

Divergence4 months ago
does the disposable camera have a battery housing/holder that could be used for this?
willedwards994 months ago

can you use the other capacitor? because then you'll get way more power!

WillE14 months ago

and does this charge then shock you or continuously shock you?

sycosquirl185 months ago

A great disguise is a small mint tin; I used one from starbucks. You can fit all the components inside, including the battery. I affixed the leads to a 9v battery connector. When you flip open the top of the mint tin, the connector is exposed and facing up and very easy to press into skin.

Victor8o56 months ago

I disassembled a kodak camera and I saved the components but I couldn't figure out how to connect them again, thanks for the instructable!

Also can I use another transistor, a 2222 for example? Or the high voltage will make it useless?

As long as you dont put capacitors on there its ok.
hackeinstien9 months ago

i am using a d 965 transistor but the shocker is not working although the transistor is fine

JacerP31 year ago
Hello! Could some help me figure it out how to make this shocker "less powerful" by discharging, lets say, 50V instead of the 400-450V? How do i do it? Should i simply increase the value of the resistor? Or should i use a different capacitor too? Thank you!
Victor8o5 JacerP39 months ago

Reduce the amount of turns at the high voltage coil of the capacitor, this is quite hard to do because you'll have to disassemble it completely and unwind and rewind the coils.

The resistor would be an inefficient way to do the same thing.

PD: don't expect a steady DC signal.

Seriously, 9V input is 2700V output :O When I touch this thing, I'll be dead by now!

While it'ss certainly enough to hurt you, voltage alone will not kill you, stun guns can reach hundreds of thousands of volts, but at a very low amperage. When used on someone as they are intended, the risk of permanent damage or death is extreamly low(unless the attacker has a heart condition, but how many assailants with bad hearts can there be?). I am curious about the amperage output from this device, if it's 400-450volts with a .5 amp output, then that is an issue and it needs to be greatly reduced. It only takes .1 mA to stop your heart.

dillonxti shilts11 months ago

no it takes 10ma to stop a heart.

spirit x1 year ago
the input and output voltages please...
al 011 year ago
it still different
bdavid21 year ago
Ferrite TRANSFORMER WITH FIVE PIN'S From Which Camera You Get Can You Say The Model Number Of CAMERA PLEASE ^_^
I've just made this little thing but it DOESN'T WORK!!!!
I am sure everything works but the taser itself doesn't work!!!  :(
u couldve burn out the parts as well?
Plasmana (author)  rocketlauncher4 years ago
Obviously you have done something wrong...?
I checked and double checked the circuit but it still doesn't work!
try to reverse the connections of the transistor, it happened to me and after i did that it worked just fine...
dlcoates14 years ago
would it be possible to send the blueprints somewhere to get a pcb made for this? if so and where? btw is there a way to make this on a breadboard (protoboard) or to even make this with a 6 pin transformer? because everywhere around here i cant get the free camera shells anymore. and i have like 20 6 pin cameras
easy enough to look up the schematic of a 5 pin vs 6 pin transformer.
draghi5 years ago
Will the big black capacitor work. also why is it " very dangerous" because i got shocked by it and all i got was a buzz sensation (though i am mainly desensitized to low power shocks).
hyudryu draghi5 years ago
If electricity happens to go through your heart, 0.015A, it can kill you
Plasmana (author)  hyudryu5 years ago
Exactly, touching the capacitor's leads with one finger will hurt. Bad. However, touching the leads in another way which will allow electricity flow through your heart is highly lethal.
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