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Introduction: CheeZap

This explains the quick-and-dirty on creating your very own Cheese-its security system. I do warn that this project contains the use of mildly dangerous electric shock. If you or your intended Cheese-it burgular (victim) has a pre-existing heart problem that requires a pace-maker I personally advise that you avoid this project or any nearby powerlines.

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Step 1: Materials

-Cheese-it (or any other brand) box
-disposable camera modified as a stun gun (search for "home-made tazer")
-AA battery for camera
-paper clips (2)
-ducktape or any other type for that matter

Step 2: Paper Clip Insertion

The idea is to get a section of the paper clip exposed, but not too obvious. You might have to use a pocket knife to pilot the holes.

Step 3: Attaching the Leads

I already had a working camera stun gun with alligator clips, but the principal is the same: you are making a series curcuit with your friend as the switch. for extra precaution, put some tape over the conections.

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    28 Discussions

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    srilyk
    srilyk

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I'd like to try mixing graphite with some type of glue to see if I could get a paste that would dry conductive...

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    beehard44
    beehard44

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    5:2 is a ratio that works, graphite powder to glue

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    sharlston
    sharlston

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    t5ry it

    also for conductive tape ju stick a bit f copper wire onto the back of duct tape

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    thatswhatshesaid
    thatswhatshesaid

    12 years ago

    EXTREMLY BAD IDEA i just tried to make one and i burnt my thunb and my forefinger on the capacitor. If you do try to make one wear latex or leather gloves!!

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    quicumque
    quicumque

    Reply 12 years ago

    A bit of an afterthought. You cannot use any type of disposable camera. Many of the more expensive ones have some sort of quick cap recharge, meaning that you get more than a little zap. If you buy the cheapest flash disposable possible, you should be fine. The one used in this project cost about $4 and is tongue-tested for mildness.

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    locofocos
    locofocos

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Wow. The one I made caused both of my arms to involuntarily shoot up when I was jiggling both of the paperclip contacts I had poorly soldered on (one wasn't making a good contact). According to wikipedia, this was around 0.01 to 0.02 amperes.

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    Gh{O}sT
    Gh{O}sT

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i did that and nearly broke my lamp

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    Gh{O}sT
    Gh{O}sT

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i was doing this at my desk at night and my hand jerked up and hit it

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    quicumque
    quicumque

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to be completely honest. That cracked me up. I've swung my hand in a few walls, but never into a lamp.

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    Hawaii00000
    Hawaii00000

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Is it a bad electrical burn (does it scar) or just mild?

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    ravebot
    ravebot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    it will burn you sometimes it will scar it's sorta like getting burned on a blow torch

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    quicumque
    quicumque

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    For most people it causes a nice little shock that makes you jump. In some cases, if you're not careful, you can get burned. That usually happens when the circuit gets tweaked to a lower voltage and you hold your fingers on the contacts too long. Play nice with electricity and it will play nice with you.

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    Yerboogieman
    Yerboogieman

    11 years ago on Introduction

    how would you wire two disposable cameras together to make one tazer that hurts REALLY bad?

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    locofocos
    locofocos

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You would need to wire the two capacitors together, in parallel I think. Then it would take twice as long to charge. I guess you could wire the chargers together too...

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    quicumque
    quicumque

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Just hook them up in a series. (I didn't tell you that)

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    metal-matt
    metal-matt

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hi every one im from australia and cant get any old used disposible cameras (i live in a small town) and am in need of these cameras CAN YOU HELP ME??? what i would like would be i few used camera's(5 at least) posted to me. just pm me and we can arange something hopefully :)

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    quicumque
    quicumque

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    All too often... it's sad, actually.