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sustained mild shsock device for artshow Answered

Hey guys I'm hoping to fins some help. I'm doing an art installation piece that is hands on. for one of the pieces i would like it when it is held to create a tingling sensation similar to that of holding a 9v battery to your tongue only in the hand of the participant.

i don't want it to be painful, just tingly. i was planning on painting the object with conductive paint into halves so when it is held it would complete the circuit. i would like it to be sustained until they put the piece back down.

is something like this possible and if so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you again for any help

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hushukyo

6 years ago

Thanks guys I really love both suggestions. It nve occurred to me to try vibration. Brilliant!

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biochemtronics

6 years ago

The skin resistance of people varies greatly so the voltage that tingles one person would cause another to feel intense pain and probably throw your art object. Even very mild electric shocks become painful after a couple of seconds. You may want to consider using high frequency vibration along with sound instead of a real shock. That is what joy buzzers and other amusement devices use to simulate an electrical shock. A high speed vibrating motor or pulsing solenoid along with a small speaker should give the desired effect.

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caitlinsdad

6 years ago

Given there is a remote chance of an unexpected shock causing harm and an issue of liability nowadays, might I suggest you get a set of small cell-phone vibrating motors to complete your circuit. It still would have the element of surprise. Good luck.