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This instructable will show you how to make a taser for about $5. I will show you, in as much detail as I can give, how to make one of these. THIS INSTRUCTABLE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLETLY LOST WHEN IT COMES TO THESE THINGS! if you know what you're doing, you're wasting your time. You will need to know how to solder (even if you're not good at it).
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Step 1: What you will need

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Nothing special or expensive.

1)toggle on/off switch
2)normally open push button switch
3)any type or size of wire (thinner is recommended however)
4)cheap disposable camera

Step 2: Rip it open.......carefully

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Use gloves if you have them. If not, be REALLY careful not to touch any metal parts. Pry the camera open. The film is the standard roll so if you plan to save it, open the camera in a dark place and rewind it. Next, remove the flash circuit. Remove the battery but make sure you remember which way it went. Installing the battery backwards after completing the circuit will cause the taser to burn out and smoke so this is really important. Then you will need to remove the flash capacitor. If you don't know what this is, don't panic. Picture #1 shows this piece. DO NOT TOUCH THE METAL LEADS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FLASH CAPACITOR UNTIL IT HAS BEEN SHORTED! Doing so will cause you to get tasered. Picture#2 shows you how to short it. Simply place a metal piece with an insulated end (i.e. a screwdriver) between the two leads. The capacitor might spark pretty loud so be ready for that. After this it is safe to touch and the capacitor can be cut off with regular scissors. Picture#3 shows what this should look like and the cut-off capacitor is in the top left corner of the picture
asaxena43 years ago
best guide ever!!!!! pls do one with glove and be sure to inform me
aeronut01 (author)  asaxena43 years ago
Glad you like it! Unfortunately, I burned mine (wanted to up the voltage). But if you built one, it would simply be a matter if insulating the board and hiding it in the glove, with the wires poking out at the fingertips..
filjoa5 years ago
Hi I make circuit like that but, how you know if this is no dangeros? how I can know the curent of my circuit? best regards,
aeronut01 (author)  filjoa5 years ago
I learned the hard way; by sticking my finger between the contacts (ouch it HURTS!!!!). In order to step up the voltage, the circuit needs to step down the amperage, and a AA battery doesn't supply much current to begin with, so you should be okay (except for the pain. Seriously, you can feel the voltage crawling up your arm!). Of course don't shock the elderly, people with heart or muscle problems, or people with pacemakers or other electronic equipment in their bodies. To measure current, you need a multimeter that can measure current.
scratchr5 years ago
how to make a different taser:
1.Open dollar store alarm
2.cut the two reed switch (metal flaps)
3.cut off to circular ceramic disc capacitors (flat brown things)
4.cut one of the wires on the piazo transducer (big disc)
5.this is the high voltage wire.

NOTE: skip step 2 for a automatic door taser
Ps2playa5 years ago
cool i did not know you could use a camera
you should keep the capacitor in for peaple you dont like or just to scare off peaple you could wire the power switch to short out the capacitor when you turn it off and another switch to for high and low power nice instructable very thorough
Biopyro6 years ago
Simple easy to follow new way to box a great (not a) toy. I like it :)