Introduction: Happy Time Fun Shocker

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In this instructable, i will show you how to make a fun little shocker thing that will assure you have a fun time when your bored and have a friend watching t.v.
Anyway time for disclaimer if you harm yourself or others with this (i.e. shock someone with a pacemaker or shock a pet bug or something) then do not come crying to me because if i bought a gun and accidentally shot someone i would not go and blame the person i bought it from. by making this you are accepting the fact that mistakes happen and that you may not in any way blame me for them. ok boring disclaimer aside, lets get to work.

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need
1. A utility lighter
2. Wire
3. Duct tape
4. Electrical tape
5. Scissors
6. Empty scotch tape rolls x2

Optional:this is optional but it makes this proect a WHOLE LOT EASIER:
a good multi tool

Step 2: Getting the Shocker (piezo-kinetic Generator)

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We want to get the piezo generator thats in the first picture.
First, take off the black plastic ring between the metal material and the plastic. (just grab it with pliers or something and take it off.)

Next, take a piece of thin metal or knife or scissors blades and put it in between the two pieces of plastic.
Work your way around the lighter, and pry off one of the plastic parts.

Inside, there will be the lighter, and the red wire running inside of the black plastic tube.
Simply pull it out and take out the shocker.
Now you are done with this step :)

If you would like to know, the shocker works by hitting a piece of quartz with a spring-loaded hammer. when you pass electrical current through quartz, it distorts, and when you distort it, it releases electrical current which is what you feel when shocked.

Step 3: Finishing the Shocker

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We aren't actually done with the shocker just yet.
Take a length of wire and split the ends with scissors (pics 1-3)
Now, take one of the wires and strip both ends.
Now, take one of the ends nd wrap it around the metal cylinder on the shocker, and electrical tape it.
Look on the sides of the shocker. You'll see little pegsinside of the black plastic housing (pic 13)
Cover them with electrical tape, or they will shock you. (pic 11)
(pic 12)if you want, you can tape the ends of that pink tube around the red and yellow wire to keep it in place.

Step 4: Putting the Shocker in a Housing

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Now, the basic housing is two empty scotch tape rolls, but you can use almost anything. I will show you two of them, the scotch tape housing and the Bic Roundstic pen housing.
First, tape two empty scotch tape rolls together. Make a hole in the side, put in the shocker. Wad up some duct tape and put it behind the shocker, because the scotch tape rolls are too wide. Now, make some more duct tape wads and fill the housing. Duct tape or electrical tape all around the housing, You see my duct tape one, i made one with a layer of duct tape and a layer of electrical tape to look cool.
Bic pen method: Take a bic roundstic pen or something similar and take out all the insides, and the end cap. Put the metal cylinder and the wire taped to it inside the pen tube and pull it through, and the other wire will be wound around the outside. Tape both of them to the top, tape the shocker to the pen, and cover everything in electrical tape.

Step 5: Final Step: Using the Taser

Sneak up on your friend, stick the wires on or above his/her skin, and press the button. Shock! not really a real taser, but not really a toy either. Have fun shocking things(i accidentally shock my Chihuahua through my brother, yeah it jumps from person to person)

fun game: gather all the friends you can into a line, holding hands. grab onto the first person, and shock yourself. see how many people feel the shock.


taylor179 (author)2009-08-05

i just made it but im to scared to try it

these things don't hurt. if you really want to shock someone, get a disposible camera and follow one of the many instructables out there on making it into a tazer.

woody558 (author)lasermaster35312009-08-17

I made one with a disposable camera. IT HURTS!

lasermaster3531 (author)woody5582009-08-20

yeah i know! i have tazed myself on the tongue with this.

You, my friend, are either brave or crazy.


my friend shocked his wang due to a bet.

Protokhan12 (author)taylor1792011-06-22

try it man its not that painful

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scribble hero (author)2014-07-29

ok I love it but my parents wont let me use a freshly bought one can I use an old one that has been used

freeza36 (author)2011-10-30

My friend made a disposable camera shocker, but i could never get a camera. This is a simpler way to do it. Nice instructable. Is using it simple? i am HORRIBLE with electronics. Thanks

overfrozen (author)2011-10-10

does this make a spark jump between the wires?

Protokhan12 (author)2011-06-22

can i use two piezo kinetic generator?

levand14 (author)2011-03-31

i made mine, but i don't get much of a zap, it just feels like i'm getting poked with a fine point pen. i ckecked and i can't find any shorts in my wires. help?

nutsandbolts_64 (author)2011-01-30

Correct label is piezo-electric, not piezo-kinetic. Maybe you should change the title. There are a lot of people who will go nuts when they find you saying that this is a taser.

dingu6666 (author)2010-12-11

just put on some tape on your finger and tape the wire to your finger . now touch your friend and press the button (OUCH!)

xGUMBYx (author)2010-12-08

so my question is.. is there any specific wire size or resistance that i need or would any wire work? ?

rostislav8 (author)2010-10-07

does the battery ever die

PyroManiac96 (author)rostislav82010-10-07

There is no "battery" in this contraption; however, excellent question. It's a piezo-kinetic generator, which uses a spring-loaded hammer to strike a piece of quartz, which happens to have the property of creating electricity when struck or put under pressure. So, while there is no battery to "die," there is the mechanical wear which will result from normal use of the piezo-kinetic generator, thus it will eventually stop working. I haven't had that happen to any of mine yet, although your mileage may vary.

hobbitboy (author)PyroManiac962010-11-14

can you make a tazer by puting wires at the ends of a baterie????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

hwang630 (author)2010-05-01

it worker for me thanks

PyroManiac96 (author)hwang6302010-05-01

You're welcome.

987456321 (author)2010-04-03

ill try it, im pretty newbish, how would i go about charging it?

PyroManiac96 (author)9874563212010-04-03

If you try it, make sure you are careful when opening the case. discharge the capacitor with a screwdriver, although with larger capacitors this may cause it to explode- use a resistor for very large ones. To charge it, you would press the button (or connect the contacts) that would charge the flash (and really charge the capacitor). Touch the leads of the capacitor to the points that you cut off, and please mark polarity (mark which lead goes to which point, it won't work the other way around).

987456321 (author)2010-04-03

i have the same keyboard :) nice 'ible my friends never knew what hit them...or shocked them

PyroManiac96 (author)9874563212010-04-03

Thanks. If you really want someone PO'd, get a large capacity capacitor (mine's about 450 volts, got it from a disposable camera circuit). Tape it to the end of a wooden or plastic broomstick, charge it (you can wire up the camera circuit to make a small charging circuit), and touch someone from across the room (or from a doorway). Might leave welts, and does hurt the first time you get shocked.

draghi (author)2010-03-14

nice little zap could be used as a bug zapper also if the wires are close enough it creates a nice blue spark about 1 CM or 0.393700787 inches for imperial measurement users.


Javi93 (author)2010-02-19

Just one more question and I wont bother you no more: Do u know how much voltage this thing provides when it shocks?

PD: I finished it and it works thx a lot ;-)

PyroManiac96 (author)Javi932010-02-19

Your welcome. Hope you don't get whopped in the face for using it to much (words of advice...)

Javi93 (author)PyroManiac962010-02-20

haha I tested it on myself and it doesnt hurt actually its funyy so i dont think ill get whopped in my face xD thx a lot

Javi93 (author)2010-02-17

I have a question: Does every utility lighter have that thing that creates the shock? thx

PyroManiac96 (author)Javi932010-02-17

1. Most, if they are what i nicknamed the "longnose type," will have the required mechanism. If you can, try it out. If it clicks, then it has a piezoelectric ignitor and therefore will be usable for this project. If you can't try it out, simply look at the "ignitor button area." If it has a trigger or buttin, or it slides, then it most likely uses one of these. If it rolls or flicks, like a normal disposable lighter or zippo, then it uses flint and is not suitable for this project.

2. I don;t see any problem with using legos, provided that they are of the plastic variety and not some kind of metal. The plastic in legos should provide adequate insulation from the electricity. If you want to be absolutely sure, build the shocker and then cover the entire mechanism in either hot glue or electrical tape, leaving the two wires needed for shocking.

Legos are actually a good idea, real discreet. I've made one from an opaque water bottle, and plan to make one in a tic tac box. Filled with tic tacs of course, if not for the stealth but for having fresh breath :P

Javi93 (author)PyroManiac962010-02-18

thx for your help. Very good instructable I got tired that all tasers use a disposable camera. Today Im going to buy the things I need ;-)

Javi93 (author)2010-02-17

Another thing: Is there any problem with the shock if I use a housing made of legos?

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-01-08

its a joy buzzer

i think a joy buzzer vibrates, or produces a continuous mild electric shock. this is not continuous, and not very mild.

yeah, so? its joy for us.

good point lol

I know. lol.

*zap* hahaha lol



*takes out 100,000,000,000 amp stungun*





*barely holding on to life*, yyyour turn *as the paramedics are racing down the street wondering what smells*

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Vulcanator (author)PyroManiac962009-12-02

its less than mild.

amando96 (author)PyroManiac962009-02-12

it's nothing once u start getting camera shocks...

PyroManiac96 (author)amando962009-02-14

camera shocks are nothing once you start getting one million volt stun gun shocks :P one million volt stun gun

amando96 (author)PyroManiac962009-02-14

my god! that must kill your brain :P

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