How to Build a Taser for Free!

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This is a fun little project you can build! You can give your friends a really powerful electrical shock!

This project should be so easy to build that anybody can build! And best of all, it is free!


Disclaimer: This instructable involves modifying a device that operates on 300v. Use this modified device for educational and self-defense only, using this modified device on other people may results an serious injury or even kill other people. I am NOT responsible for any of actions using this modified devise, the responsibility is yours...
So be careful what you are doing, be safe and have fun!

Step 1: Get the Things!!

All you need is...
  • One used disposable camera of any kind. (You can get those used cameras for free at photo developing place like at wal-mart.)
  • Some wires. (I got mine from broken electronic devices)
  • some tape. (I used electrical tape)

And the tools...
  • Flat-head screw driver.
  • Something to strip the wires, wire strippers or a knife.

Step 2: Slaughter the Camera!

Now this is going to be a fairly dangerous part, open up the camera and get the circuit out safely without getting shocked by the capacitor...

(The capacitor in the camera is a large black cylinder thing, it is used for making flashes for the camera, but now we are going to use it to shock people!)

First, pry open the camera's case apart with a flat-head screwdriver or just use your hands if you like, but you are more likely to get shocked by the capacitor.
After you taken the camera's case off, discharge the capacitor with a insulated screw driver, and you may get a big loud spark, and after that, the capacitor is discharged... (Use a screwdriver you hate so much, because a fully charged capacitor will leave a scar on the metal part of the screwdriver!)

Great! You had done the dangerous step on this instructable! (Some people say this is the fun part of the instructable because you get a loud spark from the capacitor.)

Step 3: Modification Time...

The modification is very simple. Strip off 1/2 inch of insulation that on the wires and just wrap the two bare ends of the wires around the leads of the capacitor and tape it down so it won't come off and your almost done!

Step 4: Putting It Back Together...

After you had modified the camera, it is now time to put it back together!
Put the circuit board back into the camera's frame and put the camera's cases back on too, and make sure the two wire are sticking out on one end of the camera.
And don't forget to put the battery back in too!

Step 5: A Little Bit More to Go...

Okay, this is the last step, strip off another 1 inch of insulation off the wires and tape it down, but make sure the bare parts of the wire is exposed!

And...

Step 6: Enjoy!

You are done!
The tazer gives out about 330 shocking volts!
Okay, you can go shocking your friends or use it for educational and self-defense...

Also, I am not responsible for losing your friends after shocking them!

Have fun!

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    330 Discussions

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    Red_6

    5 years ago on Step 2

    so why do you discharge the capacitor?

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    austech

    6 years ago

    This would kill your friends under the right circumstances if they have a heart condition, also, just get a small pvc joint, get a few more caps, get two feet of stiff copper wire, replace the button with a switch, you get the idea.

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    ptbeast

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This project will build a device that will shock people. If you are thinking of making something that you can carry for self defense, neither the voltage or the amperage on this project is similar to a Tazer. As a result, if you were to use this against an attacker, it would shock them, probably piss them off, but would not incapacitate them like a Tazer would. Just something you might want to know...

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    if you havent already figured it out, no it cant. unless you mod it. i have shocked myself many time making and redesigning these..hurts a bit though :)

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    M.C. Langer

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks to you, today I learned how to transform an old camera into a weapon. Happy New Year!!!! :-)

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    somebody12345

    7 years ago on Step 2

    it is the funnest part of the entire thing- exept for shocking the crap out of people

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    rub3n

    7 years ago on Step 2

    i discharged the capacitor with a screw driver, but it recharged after... how do i make it stop recharging? email me @ dogy_woot@hotmail.com thanks

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    FrozenIce

    7 years ago on Step 6

    definately the best able of its kind... love it :D 5*

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    ugv7821

    7 years ago on Step 6

    I used super Caps on 22uF and 500v, then i added three more batteries, and the power was enough to make an EMP that was capable of taking out a calculator at 20 feet of range!

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    russian lumpy

    7 years ago on Step 2

    does it get discharged if it shocks you biecause it shocked and my arm is num .. but does that mean that its discharged

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    croslandjr123russian lumpy

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

    Probably not fully. It's common sense to try and not shock yourself. If you do get shocked, discharge it again to make sure.

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    xinistrom

    7 years ago on Introduction

    hmmmmm, i took apart some cameras a while ago but they werent disposable(apparently) and i wonder if the round thingies (capacitor?) would work in a simple switch circuit. oh, and it says photo-flashon it

    ps, this would make a great prank, just have the wires connect to 2 metal plates on the side and get someone to take a picture for you >:D

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    qmderunningfan

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 4

    Yes, yes it does. I shocked mysellf with one of these cameras beffor

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    Plasmanarunningfan

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    If you don't believe it, don't make it. And yes it really does work

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    Nico N.

    7 years ago on Step 2

    I really like your instruct able. I just want to make sure that the loud spark won't totally freak me out. Also you copy-pasted the text on this step from Plasmana's version. Yours is easier.

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    kuratano

    8 years ago on Step 6

    Soooo it shocked me and a pair of scissors...and now it wont work. all the connections seem fine. so idk...any help?

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    jadams16kuratano

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 6

    There is a large chance that you destroyed the insulator inside the capacitor by "shorting" it out on your scissors.