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From simple everyday parts you can make this glove which has two modes. Mode 1 is a constant output of slightly over 300 v. while Mode 2 takes a few seconds to charge, but gives off a much more painful shock. All that voltage from a simple AA battery, Yay science.

Expect to spend around 20$ for this fun and rewarding project.

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Step 1: Parts

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In addition to the parts listed below, some basic tools are required, such as a soldering iron, drill, screwdrivers, etc. All the basic things that a well equipped tinkerer should have.


1. Chemical resistant rubber glove. I bought mine at home depot, it dosent really need to be chemically resistant, just insulated enough to protect you from electricity.
2. Disposable camera
3. Aluminum foil
4. 2 Toggle Switches with On/Off Label Plate (Model:275-602) from the shack
5. Pushbutton switch from the shack
6. AA battery holder
7. Devcon weldit all purpose glue
8. Project box (As close to 3x2x1.5 as you can get) same as the one from the ignitor instructable

Step 2: Take apart the camera

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This step varies with the different cameras so I can only give a general instruction for this part.


1. Remove label, box, sticker, or whatever package the camera is wrapped in, so it is just bare plastic.
2. Find how the camera is held together most often it is small plastic latches around the camera, which can be bent open with a screwdriver.
3. Open the camera, and be very careful not to touch any of the circuitry.
4. Carefully remove the AA battery.
5. Discharge any current still in the capacitor by bridging the two leads with a metal screwdriver.
6. The circuitry is now safe to handle, so remove it from the camera casing.
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cromamon1237 months ago

I want a circuit board that gives off enough volts to hurt but not have serious side effects

boonbon39811 months ago

300 volts? heck no. I made my own that just stick it in a tiller engine spark plug, and you got yourself a defensive weapon that puts out a whopping 30,000.

Good god why would u do this
Where can I get these items
pyroninja215 years ago
I want to make this sooooooooo bad for my own seceret porpouses MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
finton XOIIO2 years ago
No, "porpouses". And not just any old ones either: these are seceret! :]
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 I'm quite secretive about my porpoises. in other words, I don't let people see my dolphins.
agreed. porpouses are very secretive.
kinghack8 years ago
lol how funny can u plz tell me how to make a cheap tazer that is small on medium plz wanna get pay bak on friends lol thanx : )
First spell out all your words so we can read it.
This is the internet dude, chill out.
finton pinkeric2 years ago
Like I've always said: "if you want people to think you're intelligent, you have to sound intelligent". If txting takes to long for people to work out, they generally get annoyed at having to spend so much effort on a simple statement, or just won't bother. Just sayin'.
no this is instructables (yes it is on the internet) and so most of us talk (type) like normal people not teenagers texting
maurice43212 years ago
Can i just use glue on the wires and circuit instead of soldering it ?
Fun fact: these are super deadly ever hear of Ohm's law? well disposble cameras tend to have 300v capacitors in them. most people think well its amps that kill this is safe. NOT when you discharge that cap you discharge at near 0 ohms of resistance its about 1 picohms of .0000000001 ohms. well remember that ohms law i metioned earlier well ohms law is V (volts) = I (current) X R (resistance) V=IR well that means I=V/R current=volts over resistance do the math 300V/.0000000001 ohms= 3,000,000,000,000 amps .2 amps is lethal if this were to cross someones chest i could* kill them

* your skin has resistance and can prevent lethal amps but don't take that chance
swap the camera for one of these babies
this is a cold cathode inverter
if you were to brush your thumb and middle finger together while wearing this what would happen.
Billybob1013 years ago
Can someone make one that has the box up your sleeve or in your pocket? It's kinda hard to sneak up on someone with that big box on your arm lol.
I'm in the process of making one like that
I've almost finished this build, but I'm having trouble removing the battery port that is attached to the circuit board and then attaching my own. Can someone help explain the best way to do so?
Billybob1013 years ago
Does anyone know how long the battery's last?
Billybob1013 years ago
Someone should make one that activates by flicking your hand up assassins creed style probably wouldn't work very well but it would still be awesome!
Opcom3 years ago
amusing but having been exposed to electric shocks for many years of working around high DC and AC voltages, and being somewhat accustomed to their effects, whomever sneaks up on me with this instructable better pick the right spot and make it count for something, because I have a feeling that otherwise I'll just take hold of it and "reverse the charges".. this is really nothing to randomly play others with. It could cause an injury if the victim trips up, or an altercation in other cases. haha be careful .
LoneStarWD3 years ago
Marcman8 years ago
"wire-switch-wire-capacitor-wire-switch-wire" so is it wire to charging switch wire capacitor wire and the charging switch again?
Tetranitrate (author)  Marcman8 years ago
Its confusing, I know, sorry about that. I gave the capacitor 2 switches, one on the lead in and one on the lead out for extra safety. So there is one switch for the main power to the whole thing, and then another 2 switches on each lead of the capacitor.
like a safty kinda thing???
robodud38 years ago
thank you for the shimatics they are so helpful i found this last year but couldnt figure it out from the pics now i can finaly make it by the way i love taking apart cameras and shocking ppl
So this is fine to just randomly go up and shock people??? cuz i found this for that porpose and after skimming through this i got the feeling that it would incapacitate someone :S. Im just looking for some reashorance before i build and randomly shock my friends.
what's the shack and is there one in Britain
Radio Shack, and i dunno if you guys have any over there. They have a website though.
don't buy from radioshack they are very expensive and there parts are low quality.
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just go to they are a much better supplier than Radioshack and they have much better prices
Radio Shack does not exist in Britain, but there are similar places like "Maplin" and "Rapid". I particularly like an on-line electronics dealer called "Technobots" which has a wide range of products at great prices.
try maplins i use then all the time
netbuddy egof5 years ago
Maplins are expensive, try online like teaching supplies shops and wholesalers that sell on-line to the public. The Shack I will assume to be Radio Shack aka Tandys who used to dominate the high street before they went bust in the UK. You have lots of other outlets like RS Components and independent electronics suppliers, check your Yellow pages or Blue pages or whatever colour that they happen to go by...
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