Introduction: Kodak "Cattle Prod"
I previously had a slideshow showing my Kodak "Cattle Prod". And, well, here are the instructions on how to make your very own Kodak Cattle Prod.
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Step 1: What You Need
You need the following:
- Kodak Camera (do not use black and white)
- PVC Tube, whatever length and width you choose (I used 2")
- Right Angle PVC Thing, I don't really know the name, but it is pictured below
- Soldering Iron
- Bump Switch, which I stole from a mouse
- Leatherman (or scissors)
- Hot Glue Gun w/Glue (not pictured)
- Altoid Tin (or project box)
- Duct Tape (if you are using a tin)
Step 2: Insulate Your Altoid Tin
In order for the charge not to reach the metal case, you need to insulate it with duct tape. Take strips of duct tape and line the bottom and top.
Step 3: Poke Two Holes in Your Tin
You need to poke holes in the tin for the wires to exit. Make one in the bottom and side (in the front of the can) with a knife (not recommended), or a drill (recommended). Make them big enough for two wires to fit easily through them.
Step 4: Optional: Spray Paint Tin
If you feel the desire to paint your tin, you want to do it now. I used a can of white spray paint with several coats. OUTSIDE, with proper venthilation.
Step 5: Remove the Shell From the Camera
Pop off all the little latches on the outside of the camera and remove the outside shell. Remove the battery. Remove any charge in the capacitor by touching the two ends of the capacitor with a knife or screwdriver.
Step 6: Pop Out the Circuit
Pull the circuit from the camera, it should come out easily.
Step 7: Remove the Capacitor
The position of the capacitor generally does not allow the chip to fit inside an Altoid Tin. Simply desolder the capacitor from the chip, cut off the metal parts that are sticking out (these too will not allow it to fit inside the tin), and solder two 1" to 1.5" wires to the capacitor, and solder the wires back where the capacitor was. Basically, we are lengthening the connection of the capacitor.
Step 8: Pop the Button
There is a button that you usually press to activate the flash. It is attached by a sticker. Peel the sticker and the button off.
Step 9: Solder Wires to Button
Solder two 5" to 6" wires to the button "aftermath" as shown. (It's kind of hard to explain with words)
Step 10: Cut Wires for Tube
You will need a set of wires that run down the entire length of PVC tube. Cut two wires that are the length of the tube, with an extra five or so inches. Wire Length = Tube Length + 5"
Step 11: Attach Long Wires to Capacitor
You need to solder the wires to the ends of the capacitor, one on each end.
Step 12: Put Hole in PVC
Attach your PVC tube and right angle thing together, like it is a "gun". Then drill/melt/cut a hole in the PVC tube where the right angle thing ends. The hole needs to be big enough for two wires to fit through.
Step 13: Put Chip in Tin
Put your chip inside the tin, with the battery holder facing upward. Put the wires soldered to the capacitor through the bottom, and the wires soldered to the button throught the hole in the side. You can hotglue the chip inside the tin if you like, but I don't see a need.
Step 14: Solder on the Bump Switch
Solder the wires attached to the button (the ones coming out of the side, not the bottom) to the bump switch.
Step 15: Run the Long Wires Down the Tube
Insert the long wires into the hole on the side of the tube. Then run them down all the way to the bottom.
Step 16: Glue Tin to Device
Make sure the tin is flat on the tube, and hotglue it into place.
Step 17: Hot Glue Bumpswitch
Hotglue the bumpswitch into place, so it can be pushed with your thumb to charge the capacitor.
Step 18: Cut Cardboard Circle
Cut out a carboard circle using the tube as a stencil. Then poke two holes into the cardboard, about two centimeters apart. Do not make the holes too big, just big enough to fit a wire through.
Step 19: Poke Wires Through Cardboard
Strip the ends of the long wires going through the tube, and poke the exposed wire through the cardboard. Then hotglue the back of the cardboard, securing the wires in place. Then apply globs of solder to the exposed wires.
Step 20: Hotglue Cardboard Circle to Tube
Apply a thin line of hotglue around the back of the cardboard, and place the tube on top of it, pushing the remaining wire in the tube.
Step 21: Fin.
Now your "cattle prod" is complete. To test, depress the button for a few seconds, then touch something that conducts electricity.
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