Question by hobbitboy | last reply
Question by hobbitboy | last reply
There are a lot of people recently enquiring about "tazer" like projects, some with lethally inappropriate ideas which may well lead to the death of either the builder or their target. Is the "inappropriate" flag an appropriate response ? I don't really think we should be encouraging the creation of lethal weapon 'ibles, but hey, that's just my English sensibilities. What do fellow members from the country with the right to bear arms think ? Steve
Topic by steveastrouk | last reply
Hi everybody, i just don't understand how you make it , i have few questions. - what do i have to do with the flash - and what do i have to do i have to do with the capacitor. you have to place a switch for an after the capacitor, how can it charge if there is a switch between
Topic by alex4421 | last reply
I have this capacitor from a dead digital camera and I would like to use it in a tazer. All of the instructibles I've seen use the circuit board from the disposable camera as part of the taszer. If someone could give me some instructions that uses the capacitor but shows how to construct everything else it would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by Happehwalrus | last reply
I've read a few of the kodak tazer instructables, but none of them tell you how to suppress the voltage output (other than putting in a half-dead battery). But is there any way to suppress the zap? Cut it in half maybe? My history teacher is always wishing that tazer's were legal in school's, but this also looks very interesting, I wouldn't mind using it as a prank, but again, with less umff...
Question by Insect | last reply
Well, a 14 year old boy in Connecticuit was arrest for modifing a disposable camera into a tazer, making it into a weapon. Well you may have noticed that instuctables shows multiply how to's on this very weapon. My question is, should dangerous and illegal instructables be tollerated on this site? I think anything that dangerous, or illegal should be taken off the site even though they are just for "informational purposes". I'm not saying that it is instructables or any authors of those instructions fault, but i think that there have to be more guild lines for what is acceptable.link to article: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080403/technology/technology_shocking_camera
Topic by hedgiehog | last reply
I was thinking about adding an additional transformer(or 2) from a separate disposable camera to an existing one modified as a stun gun. I'm getting about 300 volts with a dead AA battery but i want much more so it can arc. Do you think this will work? Thanks in advance for your answers..
Question by jules15
Hey, I'm making a 'Glove' Taser using a disposable camera and I wanted to know a few things which most people who read this will laugh at. Firstly, I wanted to put a stronger battery into it and wanted to know what the best battery to use was, keeping in mind that I wanted it to be hidden so I can't use C or D batteries or anything like that. And secondly whether by soldering more wire strands to my contact points (the hurty bits) whether it would carry a greater charge? ie, if 5 strands of copper wire carries 'X' charge then maybe 15 strands would carry '3X' charge. Any help here would be a huge bonus and when I make my Instructable on my Glove Taser I'll give credit to anyone who tried to help me XD
Topic by grantdevine | last reply
I've been looking around ibles for a good taser instructable, but they all come up with ones which use cameras. Are there any which don't?
Question by ~Aeronous~ | last reply
So, there are a lot of people posting articles on how to make tasers, most of these only spark if they touch something conductive. I would like to ask, how can you make the current jump between the two wires without touching something conductive? thanks
Topic by bloodyblahblah | last reply
Im using the capacitor for a shocker to harm my enemies (those who hate instructables beware) (update) well could you help me make my own capacitor charger? one that wont vaporize flesh??
Question by crashbash | last reply
I have a bug zapping raquet and i would like to increase the voltage to create bigger spark gaps. Portability is key. Output in AC or DC doesnt matter to me, but I guess AC would get better arcs.
Question by blindpyro | last reply
I'm making a firestarter/taser using a capacitor and a camera charging circut and I have no idea what i'm doing wrong. It just doesn't work. So I'm posting pictures here hoping someone can help me. (FYI the bits of electrical tape are just covering places where I accidentaly stripped the insulation or where I connected two wires.)
Question by StartedBullet | last reply
What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.
Topic by wingman246 | last reply
Http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TV19E-4-Pin-500-ohm-Resistance-Voltage-Transformer-Blue-/260907377322?pt=AU_B_I_Electrical_Test_Equipment&hash;=item3cbf4aa2aa thats the url for the transformer
Question by rub3n | last reply
I want to make a group of weapons with different uses, eg; assault rifle, pistol, a tazer, knife, close quarters. so what are the best weapons in these groups? thanx guys
Question by am wooly | last reply
This is a stun gun. there's also a video( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqtAdJ2sCLQ ) but it would be easy if someone made a breadboard layout
Question by Hafiz Mohammad Shayan Tariq | last reply
I have already read Make: electronics
Question by Hafiz Mohammad Shayan Tariq | last reply
Im gonna make a taser thing out of a electric lighter will it kill? amd what volts will it discharge
Question by sharlston | last reply
I am building a new tazer design, based off of my diy taser circuit, powered by a 9 volt. I shocked myself in the right temple ( don't ask ) and I am wondering if it could harm me. How much voltage an I getting? Btw ever since I shocked myself my right eyelid "flutters" rappidly every now and then, a few times a day.
Question by XOIIO | last reply
I built one of those disposable camera tazers where if you made contact between 2 wires soldered to the capacitor it would create a medium sized spark. Well I remember charging the capacitor for the camera about maybe 3-4 months ago, but I never made contact between the 2 wires. My question is would it be a bad idea if I discharged the capacitor again and used the camera for another project, I'm just going to be doing the same thing, except the camera will be in a different housing and a High Voltage switch mounted next to the momentary switch already mounted on just for safety. Would It be safe to solder aswell? I'm a little paranoid about electronics because of what I've heard from people dying by these shocks. Better to be safe than sorry. The disposable camera is on my workbench as I type this.
Question by halo99 | last reply
Take a look at the pic, i have a 9v battery, two 50 volt 3300uF capacitors, and a 2.4 volt green 20ma led, when i hook up led normally i need a resistor and proper powr supply, but i was bored and started randomly hooking things together(mad science) any way i hooked the 2 capacitors together and wired a led inbetween them, plugged in the 9volt and the led started dim then got brighter then i have ever seen these crappy leds get, i left it on for 30 mins and it stayed on, i expected a fast burn out due to no resistor but no it was great, then i unplugged the 9v and the led slowly faded off which i kinda guessed would happen dimmed for 10 seconds then turned off.. ok my Q why did this happen, i have little expierence with capacitors, know they make good tazer but thats about it. and why did the led work like this with no resistor? is the capacitor pulling enough power that the 9v is working on lower volt? w/e answers please
Question by dougiedougworld | last reply
Hi, i have searched over the internet many a time, looking for how to make pulsating dc or an ac current, however all my results end up with devices which use ac or pulsating dc, which is comming from some homemade ac-dc converter running of mains. now, i am trying to find out how i can use a aa battery to aquire an ac current, or pulsating dc current, preferebly using parts aquirable from a disposale camera. the reason i need ac or pulsating dc is so that i can build a voltage multiplier, and also a tazer. i have tried plasmanas instructable on making a worlds smallest shocker, but it just doesnt work, if you cant get the specific transistors and transformers only aquirable from polaroid brand disposable cameras. plus there are no details on where to buy the parts, or even their details, beyond resistance and capacitance values. the main thing though is that i need to make the pulsating dc or ac from a portable power supply, aka a battery, as i also wish to make a dc-dc boost converter to use on different components within my rc tank. please help, whoever can answer my question best will receive a " best answer"
Question by oldmanbeefjerky | last reply
It may be a bit narcissistic for me to think anyone missed me or even noticed I was gone, but for those of you that did notice heres the low-down.Without a doubt, the time I spent working at Instructables last summer was the most fun I have ever had in my life. It was the perfect combination of working among smart creative individuals ( Eric, Christy, Tim, Paul, and Noah), having such an open ended job where I was actually paid to do what I love, and being in bright sunny free thinking northern California. The cherry on top of this summer of awesomeness was going to Burning Man (see pic below). It was something I had wanted to do ever since I had read about it online many years ago, and, as fate would have it, I ended up going the first year I was actually old enough to.I don't think I am ever going to forget driving Tim's manual truck (I don't know how to drive stick) on a deserted road in Nevada, at 3:30 am Sunday morning, the energy drinks wearing off and Tim sleeping peacefully in the passenger seat, while it rained intermittently, with only a vague idea where I was going, and doing this all with just a NY state learners permit. Nor will I forget getting my first sight of the playa, just as the sun was coming up, with all the massive metallic sculptures glistening on the horizion. The week that followed was just pure surreal amazingness. Anything I wrote about my first Burning Man experience wouldn't give it justice, but Tim describes it nicely in his Burning Man instructable.The most surprising thing about the summer though, was that by the end of it I actually looked forward to going back to school. I wanted to learn circuit building and other cool electrical engineering skills that I could incorporate into my future Instructables projects. I wanted to be able to post impressive electronic projects, instead of just minor circuit hacks like the tazer glove and capacitor charger. I wanted to master the movement of the electron.One plane trip from SFO to JFK later, I'm back home. The contrast between Frisco and NY was staggering. If there was one word to describe how NY looked to me at that time it would be "gray". The experience was like watching the Wizard of Oz in reverse, going from the bright, colorful, surreal land of Oz back to black and white Kansas. Don't get me wrong, I love my hometown. I am of the opinion that NYC is the single greatest city in the world (California wins as a state, but in terms of a single city nothing can compare to NY). If you don't agree with me, stand in the center of the Brooklyn Bridge and turn around to get a full 360 degree perspective. Your opinion will be swayed if not changed. Still, September 07 was a very gray month for me. It took me a few weeks to wade through the bureaucratic bullshit of Brooklyn Poly and finally get registered for classes. The classes I did get registered for were all prerequisites and nowhere near my area of interest. I know I am going to have to suck it up and complete them eventually (especially now that my school has merged with NYU, so I get to graduate with a much more impressive degree then the school I was originally accepted into), but at the time I was just too miserable and distracted to pay attention in class. It was even hard for me to respond to e-mails from summertime coworkers because hearing about the activities at the tower brought back memories of a happier time. I was in a state of near-complete mental shutdown, my creativity was shot, and I was depressed. I decided that I needed to take a break from school, so I took a leave of absence for the Spring semester. That leave of absence bought me a time period of 8 months to do whatever I wanted. I figure why not live out my weaboo fantasy, and travel to Japan. I can not say exactly when my obsession with Japanese culture began. Maybe it was subconsciously planted in my brain with the cherry tree in front of my childhood home, cultivated with anime, and brought to fruition when I actually started reading about their history and culture. Whatever the reason, it has been something I've always wanted to do, and what better time to "find myself" then while on a break from college (Its stereotypical-tastic!). There was only one obstacle standing between me and the romantic imagery I had of bathing in hot-springs and meditating in front of Shinto shrines ... money, at least a few thousand dollars of it. Japan aint cheap, and even if I was going to get a job to support me while I was there, I would still need a butt-load of money for the initial travel and living investment. (On that note if any of you Instructablites knows someone in Japan who you could get me in touch with regarding job opportunities or living quarters, or has some advice for living cheaply while there, I'm all ears) I spent most of January half-assedly looking for a job. I did not devote my whole ass to the task because, no matter how much I wanted to go to Japan, I wasn't too excited about the prospect of getting a minimum wage job which utilized none of my skills (I have very unique skills, so finding a job that used them would be next to impossible). It was looking as though my next few months would be filled with minimum wage menial labor. That is until I thought of throwing myself on the mercy of Eric and Christy, and asking for my old job back. I lacked the testicular fortitude to ask them directly, and so reverting to grade school mentality (the one that figures rejection will hurt less through proxy), I asked Tim to test the waters and see if my old job was still available (grade school version: Psst Tim, I've got a crush on Eric & Christy ::school girl giggles:: can you ask if they like me). Tim was kind enough to oblige. A few e-mails later I found out I could come back as long as I promised to return to school in September. (This was no problem because I had already made the same promise to my parents, and myself because I didn't want to loose my 20k a year scholarship).One plane trip at the end of February from JFK to OAK later, I'm back in California. My longterm goal for the next few months is to live as cheaply as possible, learn Japanese, and try to acquire some work that I can do while in Japan. Living cheaply has been easier then expected. I quit smoking (something I thought would be much harder then it was, but after two months of lukewarm-turkey I was able to eliminate my nicotine cravings entirely). I am able to feed myself almost entirely off the excess of others, with the occasional purchased produce being the exception. I bike for transportation (that same yellow road bike in the picture below). I'd say that overall, it took more effort to stop being a consumer-whore then it did to quit smoking, but it feels equally good to be free of both of those bad habits. Well thats my story. I should probably get back to work.New instructables coming soon ...
Topic by Tetranitrate | last reply