Introduction: My Mini Tazer (first Soldered Project)

This is my mini tazer. Very cool and fun to mess with. I put the capacitor to show the discharge of the electricity. Without it, there is no exciting sparks, but it'll work. I used my dad's old soldering iron and it works quite fine, allowing me to make this tazer. Proud to say this is my first wired project that has been soldered together. Soldering is so easy to me now! I have 2 more camera circuits and some spare parts from an old one... Maybe I will make some more tazers of different types for friends etc.
Mini charge circuits taken from Coilgun Handgun Instructable (I love those guns!).


ARJOON (author)2011-04-29

if you replace the capacitor and put a 0.68 400v mkp capacitor adn leaving the circuit on, touch the leads

RAYED (author)2010-11-26

whats the capacitor value

coolrobot (author)2009-11-28

the capacitor i have is like 2 times bigger and it has a ''963'' written 3 times on one side.i got it from a camera with flash.i would like to know if there is any way to make a taser that can show the electricity arc like the thing from a lighter?

shawntherobot (author)coolrobot2009-12-07

The thing from a lighter is called a piezo. It uses some type of crystal that i forgot the name of and squeezes then reales that produces electricity that i think is static if you take that out and shock yourself it wont hurt much. I hope you mean the ones in small electric lighters or candle lighters not barbq igniters. Also one thing that i can do and most  likley you too is shock spots on your body like hands and arms some places if you shock it shocks a nerve and makes limbs twitch. I can do it below my thumb to make my thumb twitch and my elbow to make my forearm twitch fun messing with nerves!

coolrobot (author)shawntherobot2010-07-17

where exacly below your thumb?xD i wanna try

shawntherobot (author)coolrobot2010-07-20

well......i forget and i lost my piezo

Kaiven (author)coolrobot2009-11-30

I just got an idea.

Carl Aren Sandine (author)2010-06-19

LOL that is AWESOME lol i might make that but up the voltage a bit ...(evil laugh) ... :) and its kinda like an eco friendly tazer because all you do is charge the capasitor lol and save the batteries energy i think ... anyway RIGHTEOUS

MACKattacksnipe (author)2010-03-16

almost like a spark coil gun or a welder in a way

Robot Lover (author)2010-03-01

even tho this is your first project using the soldering iron you seem to know quite a lot about electronics. Did you just teach yourself about elctronics or did your father or somebody else teach you?

My dad started teaching me as well as my brothers about electronics when i was 4. just a thought. ........................    Great tazer i might makek one! ;)

Kaiven (author)Robot Lover2010-03-02

Thanks! I taught myself, but right now in school I am learning how to make circuits. Much easier now haha. I learned how to use resistors in parallel and series and also how to make a power budget....

Robot Lover (author)Kaiven2010-03-02

sweet! i wish i had just a little more knowledge in circuitry but sadly, sniff sniff... i am not as knowledgeable with electronics,but i get by. :)

Kaiven (author)Robot Lover2010-03-03

Good news! I might get another camera soon and post instructions for the mini tazer...
I modified this one and put it in a tic tac container. Fun fun...

idontcar3 (author)2010-01-01

hey dude sorry i have no audio and i was wondering..

u make this out a camera?
if not.. and if u have the schematic
would u post it?

Kaiven (author)idontcar32010-01-04

Yes, it is from a  camera... read the description please.

jakk21 (author)2009-11-20

all another batery will do is make it charge faster.

coilsinamotor (author)2009-10-27

the circut is 1.5 by 1.5 cm. i found a rechargable li-po battery and used that. mine is 1.5 by 1.5 by 1.5 cool eh? 

Kaiven (author)coilsinamotor2009-10-28


bylerfamily (author)2009-06-05

Yay!Mine works!I mounted mine on top of an AA battery so it would be smaller...

idontcar3 (author)bylerfamily2009-06-14

duuude do you know anything about the componentes like value or something x_x i asked to plasmana but he didn't answer me x_xplz..

coilsinamotor (author)idontcar32009-10-27

the suface mount resistor to the led is 100k ohms and the surface mount resistor to the transformer is 220 ohms! hope this helps 

bylerfamily (author)idontcar32009-06-15

What do you mean?Like as in what voltage the transformer or what kind of diode?

stratos13pao (author)bylerfamily2009-10-03

you can get them all fron a disposable camera

idontcar3 (author)bylerfamily2009-06-15

well, the diode i know it s an1n4007 capacitor 22nF but plasmana said i could use anyone.. that does mean the type or the capacity/Voltaje? another thing is the transistor.. give ems ome values like i don't know.. amps volts or whatever y takes charge of.. and plz.. but really PLEASE!!! tell me about the F··$%·ing transistor.. like.. voltaje or w/e tell me something about the transformer that should be all thnx man

bylerfamily (author)idontcar32009-06-16

That meant you could use any capacitor.The transistor is an NPN transistor.The transistor can handle voltage up to 9v without burning out.The transformer,it works differently than most transformers.The middle pin on a 5 pin transformer is the negative battery input and the second pin is the hv output.It outputs around 330v.Don't trust me,the info I have about this is limited.

idontcar3 (author)bylerfamily2009-06-16

i'll try another type of capacitor but the same 22nF and i'll check the transistor i got from my cameras and look for some datasheets.. and.. and i'll tell the guy in the store i need a 330 (plus) v transformer with 5 pins :p then all i need is a multimeter :D thanx man.. u saved me :D

bylerfamily (author)idontcar32009-06-17

The store?!What for?You can get all the parts from a disposable camera.

idontcar3 (author)bylerfamily2009-06-17

thats the problem.. the disposables cameras here are way too expensive dude.. should be better buy the things apart.. and more cheap :).. and.. i screwed all the trasformer from my old cameras.. thast why i want a brand new transformer

bylerfamily (author)idontcar32009-06-18

You don't buy the cameras,you go to the lady or guy at the photo developing place and say,Can I please have some used disposable cameras?

Sandisk1duo (author)bylerfamily2009-09-18

i've do that 3 times, each time getting 30-40 cameras

bylerfamily (author)Sandisk1duo2009-09-24

WOW!The most I ever got was 21.(At one time)

Colonel88 (author)bylerfamily2009-06-20

Don't forget the puppy eyes. :D

good luck finding the transformers commercially. I have NEVER found them despite 50+hours of looking.

Kaiven (author)bylerfamily2009-06-09

:P Nice job man! That is smaller than mine! Does it give out nice sparks? Or do you not have a capacitor?

bylerfamily (author)Kaiven2009-06-13

No,I don't have a capacitor.But it still hurts.:D

LILhazY (author)bylerfamily2009-06-06

wheres the instructable to make this i wana have go at it but i cant find anything like it :( LOL

bylerfamily (author)bylerfamily2009-06-07

(Step one)

bylerfamily (author)bylerfamily2009-06-05

Oh,on mine to turn it on you touch the long wire to the bottom battery terminal.

Colonel88 (author)2009-10-19

Crap I tried to do this like 3 times and it doesnt work D:<

hockys1 (author)2009-09-07

can u post how to make this

Kaiven (author)hockys12009-09-08

It's just a slight modification of an existing instructable (the coilgun handgun)

Pie Ninja (author)2009-09-05

You can use 2 batteries in it, shouldn't be too bad for the transformer, just don't run it too long.

fireman115 (author)2009-09-04

Dude Put it in a Little Candy Box or Something Befor you Zap Your Self

Dr. Steel (author)2009-09-03

Duuuude, you should have a little covering for the leads so you don't accidentally tazer yourself.

Kaiven (author)Dr. Steel2009-09-04

I'm to cautious :P

gold3nwing (author)2009-09-01


neblue (author)2009-07-07

I'll try to make it. By the way what's the website that you mentioned? thanks

strato96 (author)neblue2009-07-18

The one your on...Lol

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Bio: AKA Roborovski, and Cowscankill for several years. I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad.
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