build a prison style tattoo machine out of househeld items.
tools: needle nose pliers, knife, philips head screwdriver
parts: toothbrush, ball point pen, guitar string, mechanical pencil eraser, and electric motor from tape recorder
Step 1: Find a Motor
i found mine in a tape recording machine. I heard that tape machine motors were the standard, but i have also heard of tattoo machines made of nintendo 64 rumble pack motors. When you find your motor, rip it out and take note of the positive and negative wires. Also rip off the stock gear attached to the motor crank. You will be replacing the stock gear with a mechanical pencil eraser fitted to the guitar string needle.
Step 2: Make the Frame
I used a plastic tooth brush. First I cut off the head with the bristles. Then i melted a 90 degree angle in the top of the brush for the motor to rest on.
Step 3: Cut Up a Pen for the Tube
find a normal ball point pen and take out the ink and the tip to use the shell for the tube of your needle. Get those guts out and then tape the tube to the outside of the toothbrush. Then connect the toothbrush frame to the motor so that the eraser gear hangs over the edge of the toothbrush. Take your guitar string and bend it in a 90degree angle. Then stick the angled string through the eraser stuck to the motor near an edge. Next cut the needle so that it only pokes through the tube when the motor is turned on.
Step 4: Get Stoked, You're Done
I have my motor connected to a power source with alligator clips, but it would work better with a power foot switch . Connect it, dip it in ink and you're ready to go ruin lives.