How to Make a Taser From a Fly Swatter

Introduction: How to Make a Taser From a Fly Swatter

About: I love working with my hands creating and destroying things. Learning how to build new things is the way to go. Check out my YouTube channel, in progress: Here is a link to my video on my taser, http://yo...

So I already created this project so I am just showing the one I have already built,but I wanted to show everyone how to make one too, for super cheap. Now when I say super cheap, I mean, super cheap. Only about $10 to make this whole thing using about 5 objects, all of which are found fairly easily around the house.

You are working with a tool that uses electric shock. PLEASE REMOVE ALL BATTERIES BEFORE STARTING THIS PROJECT. I am not responsible for harm to you or others.
DO NOT use on any living thing in intentions to cause harm.
DO NOT use on others for prancing or other improper uses.
DO NOT use on yourself.
I am not responsible for the consequences that can and will occur if misused.

Step 1: What You Will Need

First, you will need an electric flyswatter. Commonly known sometimes as Zappers or electric flyswatters. You can sometimes find one at a thrift store if you're lucky. If not Walmart and other top brand stores should carry them.
Again the one that I am showing is already completed.

Second, two D size batteries.

Third, electrical tape if you have some. If not, hot glue will work but is not suggested, as it does not provide the best support for holding electricity.

Fourth, needle nose pliers for cutting steel coat hanger and a small Phillips screw driver.

Fifth, last but not least, the coat hanger.

Step 2: Disassembly

Take the Phillips screw driver and remove the top screws closest to the head of the swatter. After that remove screws two and three and separate the top half from the bottom but not completely separated.

The swatter I have might be different from yours. Mine had only two wires to work with when some have three. Take the racket and cut the wires connecting it to the body as close as you can get to the racket to give you more wire to work with.

After that, follow the next step of needed.

If your wires have a **"coat" on them them strip some away to reveal the wire.

**- I say "coat" because I do not know the official term for the coating on wires. So I dubbed it the "coat".

Step 3: Making the Contacts

Take your hanger and measure the length of your palm. The Palm of your hand is about 4"(inches), cut that length and then cut that in half to give you two connectors/contacts.

The term connector and contacts are what I am calling the lengths of wire.

Step 4: Applying Contacts

Take your disassembled swatter and the wires you snipped, and tape your contacts to the snipped wire.
It may require some fiddling to get the contacts to stay but, it should after a while.
Make sure to put the contacts evenly spaced.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Put the screws back in place and put the batteries in and test it out on some metal.

Hope it works!
Let me know if it doesn't after you have tried to find the issue and I'll see if I can help.

Here is a link to the video of me demonstrating how it should work.

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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    This is really cool and easy, thanks for posting this!

    Jeph Diel
    Jeph Diel

    5 years ago

    this looks awesome!


    5 years ago

    Anyone let me know if you make this. I would love to see yours!