Introduction: Tazer Glove

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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.

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.

Step 3: Modifying the Circuitry

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There are a few things on the circuitry that you need to identify before you do this step. The first is the capacitor which is the cylindrical thing, you should have discharged in the previous step. Other points of interest are the indicator LED light and the switch that is used to charge the capacitor.


1. Unsolder the indicator LED, solder 2-3 inch wires to each of the LED's leads, and solder those wires back into the circuit. Simply put your just making a little extension cord for the LED.
2. Unsolder the capacitor attach short wires to each of its leads and put it aside for later.
3. Using a small piece of wire, bridge the switch that is used to charge the capacitor, so it will always be on.
4. I have finally replaced step 4 with a schematic
5. Solder in 2 10in. wires connecting them to the 2 wires you just soldered into the board. These wires will go to the fingers of the glove.

Step 4: Making the Final Package

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You will now place all the circuitry and wiring into the project box.


1. Drill 4 holes on the top of the project box. 3 for the switches and 1 for the LED.
2. Glue the AA battery holder to the side of the project box, and drill 2 holes into the box for the wires from it.
3. Drill 2 holes on the side of the box for the wires going to the fingers.
4. Insert the different switches into each hole and securing them, make sure that the two switches for the capacitor are next to each other. (In the photo it is the two on the right)
5. Solder one of the wires from the battery holder to the remaining unused switch, then take a short length of wire and solder it from the other lead on the swtich to the correct polarity of where the battery was connected on the circuit board. Take the other wire from the external battery holder and solder it to the opposite polarity. It is a good idea to unsolder the metal clips from the circuit board that were used to hold the battery, and then solder the wires into the holes they were in.
6. Glue the LED into its hole, above the main power switch.
7. Feed the two 10 in wires through the holes on the side.
8. Put the circuit board inside the project box, and close it up. It will probably be a very tight fit, you may even need to trip down the sides of the board.
9. Check to make sure no wires are bridging, if they are wrap some electrical tape around them.
10. Close up the box.

Step 5: Attatch It to the Glove and Test

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1. Strip the last inch and a half off the two 10 in wires and connect them to a multimeter to see if it is giving off any voltage. In the photo mine is only giving off 254v because my battery is dieing.
2. Attatch it to the top of the wrist of the glove with a few rubber bands.
3. Cut the 2 wires so that when you put the glove on they will run an inch longer then your middle finger, and an inch longer then your thumb.
4. Wrap aluminum foil around the middle finger and thumb with the wires underneath each. Secure the foil and wires with some electric tape.
5. Congradulations you are done, pat yourself on the back, just not with the gloved hand.

Operation: To get the constant voltage, just turn on the main power switch, the indicator LED should illuminate and a steady supply of voltage will be supplied to the fingers. To charge it flip the other switch and push the button, you should hear the same high pitched charging noise that a disposable camera would make when it is charging. In a few seconds the capacitor should be fully charged and the fingertips will pack quite a punch.


FelicianoTech (author)2017-02-19

Anyway to make this harm someone and leave them in a state of shock or out cold for about a couple of hours and if so is there a way to minimize the size of the circuit and housing

put name here (author)2016-04-04

I would like to build this so no one ever messes with me at school

The Black Python (author)2015-05-14

will you see sparks between your fingers or anything like that?

cromamon123 (author)2014-08-28

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

boonbon398 (author)2014-04-25

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.

eva_maree_dixon (author)2014-02-17

Good god why would u do this

chawkinson1 (author)2013-06-26

Where can I get these items

pyroninja21 (author)2009-09-07

I want to make this sooooooooo bad for my own seceret porpouses MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XOIIO (author)pyroninja212009-09-23


finton (author)XOIIO2013-04-11

No, "porpouses". And not just any old ones either: these are seceret! :]

kinghack (author)2007-01-31

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 : )

mrmerino (author)kinghack2011-10-26

First spell out all your words so we can read it.

pinkeric (author)mrmerino2011-10-28

This is the internet dude, chill out.

finton (author)pinkeric2013-04-11

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'.

ghostpotato (author)pinkeric2012-01-05

no this is instructables (yes it is on the internet) and so most of us talk (type) like normal people not teenagers texting

maurice4321 (author)2012-11-05

Can i just use glue on the wires and circuit instead of soldering it ?

survivorwolf (author)2012-10-22

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

devicemodder (author)2012-09-13

swap the camera for one of these babies

this is a cold cathode inverter

beastlyawesome (author)2012-09-05

if you were to brush your thumb and middle finger together while wearing this what would happen.

Billybob101 (author)2012-03-26

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.

Kante Tech (author)Billybob1012012-06-07

I'm in the process of making one like that

Blaise242424 (author)2012-05-25

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?

Billybob101 (author)2012-03-26

Does anyone know how long the battery's last?

Billybob101 (author)2012-03-26

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!

Opcom (author)2012-03-07

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 .

LoneStarWD (author)2011-12-08


Marcman (author)2006-08-05

"wire-switch-wire-capacitor-wire-switch-wire" so is it wire to charging switch wire capacitor wire and the charging switch again?

Tetranitrate (author)Marcman2006-08-12

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.

01MadMan14 (author)Tetranitrate2011-10-01

like a safty kinda thing???

robodud3 (author)2007-02-26

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

01MadMan14 (author)robodud32011-10-01

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.

codongolev (author)2009-10-18

 I'm quite secretive about my porpoises. in other words, I don't let people see my dolphins.

sniperHunted (author)codongolev2011-08-25

agreed. porpouses are very secretive.

wamj (author)2011-07-09

just go to they are a much better supplier than Radioshack and they have much better prices

crazyg (author)2010-06-14

1 mf = i guess 0.000001f feel free to correct me cos i cant be botherd to get the numbers right:-) my point is this car stereo shops (and also maplin) sell a large capacitor to boost the voltage in high drain subwoofer systems, theyv got a radius of about 10cm and are about 20 cm long they run on 12v but notsure if voltage is modified in little circuit board on the top, anyway they are rated at 1 F thats like 1000000 mF i had two (paralell) in my monster(2x12 2x15 2x7/9 4x4 6110w total peak, c 'metro car fans' on FB if you dont believe me) sound system in my metro(engine gave up) my mechanic and i have both been shocked by this system , how are we still alive?

eliasware (author)crazyg2011-06-28

will it work with a 9 volt battery as well??

unum (author)crazyg2011-04-07

I dont claim to be an expert but Camera capacitors are rapid discharge, high votage, high Farad which is similar to an amper, Your capacitors likely have a much lower discharge (12V) where as camera capacitors are 330V.

unum (author)2011-04-19

Clarification on the "switch" that needs to be bridged. It generally in common disposables is a press switch on the underside of the circuit. Rather the glue\soldering this shut(which is impractical anyway) you should take off the top of the switch and use a small piece of wire to bridge it.

unum (author)2011-04-17

NOTE: discharge capacitors using multimeter(safer).

unum (author)2011-04-07

The electrical flashover(although the skin is a conductor it has enough insulation to insure that a shock say, from a lightning bolt can pass on to the ground(60% of people who are struck by lightning live) and lack of penetration (both physically and from lack of voltage(conjecture on my part)) might have something to do with it.

unum (author)2011-04-07

I'm thinking of maybe adding three AA's in parallel, two 160 uf capacitors in parallel (out of the 14 camera's I got only 2 had 160uf capacitors). On the other hand I might use some of those irregular 3V (1cm) camera batteries that does not seem to serve any purpose.

exploding pigeons (author)2007-11-08

what's the shack and is there one in Britain

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.

egof (author)exploding pigeons2009-04-05

try maplins i use then all the time

netbuddy (author)egof2009-05-06

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...

crazyg (author)netbuddy2010-06-14

cpc cheaper than maplin but waiting is a pain stuff from china on ebay is my favourite at moment cos you can get five for the price of 1 ,enhancint the spair parts box somewhat

spotty mcgee (author)netbuddy2009-05-15


 radio shack

its an electronic store in America. we dnt have it over here in New Zealand either

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