Introduction: EMP Generator

About: I am always making electronic stuff. I like to do Arduino projects best. more projects coming soon!

This is a easy, portable and cheap DIY project to make a electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Follow the few steps and you got yourself your own EMP to disable or destroy electronic devices (this EMP is only strong enough to destroy a calculator).

Step 1: Schematic

I made a easy to follow schematic of the device.

basicly it`s just a coil thats connected to the capacitor whit a switch on the positive wire.

I used a DPDT switch to arm and fire it. If I turn the switch to the right than it charges the capacitor, in the middle it´s off and to the left than the voltage goes to the coil.

Step 2: Parts & Tools

For this project you only need 4 parts (thats what I used)

- DPDT switch, I would recommend using a plastic switch so you won't get a nasty shock.

- Thick isolated copper wire.

- Disposable camera.

- Some wires


- Soldering iron.

- Soldering tind.

- Desoldreing pump.

- Tape.

- Toilet paper roll.

- Cutter plier.

Step 3: The Coile

Making the coil:

Make a small hole on the top of the toilet paper roll and stick the wire thru the hole like shown in the picture.

Take the copper wire around the roll 7 times.

Slide the copper wire off the toilet paper roll and tape the coile when you get it in its shape.

Step 4: Removing & Soldering

Open up the the camera and take out the circuit board but be careful if you get your fingers in the wrong place than you are going to get a nasty shock (if the capacitor is charged).

Remove the flash and the switch for the flash.

Solder 3 wires to the charge switch as shown in the photo and just follow the photos and the schematic.

Step 5: Finish

Now you are ready to do whatever you need a electromagnetic pulse for, you can make a nice enclosure for it to. I am not responsible for any destroyed phones or damage!

If you have any questions or tips to this project than post them in the comments, thanks for viewing and check out my channel for more projects.

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