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Electronic Disabler? Answered

Is there something that exists that can wirelessly short-circuit electronics? I haven't found anything on Google. I'm pretty sure i read something about a guy making something called an F-Ray that did this, but that was in Tesla's lifetime I think. In short I want to build something that can over-voltage or short circuit electronic devices/machines. I don't care if it ruins them or temporarily disables them.

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Jordo

9 years ago

I just found what I am looking for, it does exist, its called a HERF gun ( High Energy Radio Frequency) and are fairly simple to make, i would love for someone to maybe post links for instructions to build one.

my friend at my school build an emp bomb and it worked!

Why don't you make one and post the ible? It would be a dramatic first project.

I think I will, I mean that's what instructables is all about, making something and sharing your new-found knowledge with others so they can try

you want an Electro Magnetic Pulse bomb ever saw ocean's 11? They used a giagantic one in that. Basically you just need to create a giant powerful electromangetic wave, causing voltage spikes in all electronics around it (I'm pretty sure it won't work on devices in metal cases or that have good electro-magnetic protection). you want an EMP bomb or EMP generator You better not be a terrorist...

The device used in oceans 11 was a Z-pinch, which sadly does not do anything it did in the movie. All they really do is compress plasma using magnetic fields and thats about it

Terrorists and EMP weapons, thats why there is Mil Specs for EMP bursts, oh no that was because the USSR was going to illuminate a pile of nuclear weapons 200 miles up from Atlanta, Either way the government's military is ready for a nuclear weapon generated EMP burst, so some one playing around with it will more then likely get caught and in a whole pile of trouble....

One option is to make a very high-voltage, high-amperage power supply with a mega capacitor. With a big enough PSU, you can short out the terminals with a bit of aluminum wire, causing the wire to vaporize. This releases a powerful cylindrical electromagnetic pulse, which can be shielded and focused into a gun.

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Jordo

9 years ago

lol, no not a terrorist! My friend mentioned how cool something like that would be. and i was positive i read something about it while reading about Nikola Tesla (My Hero!) Plus who knows, it may be useful (someday...) And I think it would be something fun the build. one thing I thought about was possibly concentrating a high frequency/voltage radio signal or something to over-voltage the device or make an arc inside the electronic to fry it.

well, tesla coils no doubt can fry nearby electronics. What an emp does is send a powerful pulse to electronics, causing a huge charge in all of he wires/ inductor/etc which basically fries the whole thing.

that sounds perfect! is there a way to do it on a mini-scale? I remember seeing a little hand held Tesla coil that looked like a ray-gun with a ball on the end. but I would like to be able to control the radius to just where I am aiming, or a few meters around me. (depending if it is concentrated to a beam or a spherical radius.)