Camra Tazer

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Introduction: Camra Tazer

how to make a tazer out of a camera.

Step 1: Take Apart the Camera

Split the camera case in half. BE CAREFUL THE CAPACITOR WILL BE CHARGED! Take out the battery with out touching the circuitry then, Take a knife and be careful to not be touching the blade or any metal conncted to the blade. Then stick the knife in between the two metal prongs coming out of the capacitor. You should see a spark fly off of the knife from one side to the other. Shift the knife around a little bit more until there are no sparks left. Now the capacitor will be completely empty and safe to work with.

Step 2: Cutting

This step is very simple. Cut the wires connecting to the capacitor about halfway between them and the circuitry. Now, place the battery in the place that it was when you took the circuitry out of the camera. Put together the capacitor wires with the same wires they were connected to. BE CAREFUL becasue the capacitor will be charged in about 20 seconds. You will hear a slight high pitched tone, getting higher, like a flash on a regular disposable camera. Now you can either keep the capacitor held with the wires and bend one of the copper strips of metal to mee the others (as seen in the picture) to make the flash go off, or you can take off the capacitor and poke the two pieces of metal on to someone's skin and shock the hell out out of them (my mom wouldent let me say shit lol).

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    93 Discussions

    Apparently, a safer way to discharge the capacitor is to hold a resistor between a small pair of pliers and discharge it with that. It's a good way to go if you're working with one of those disposable cameras that have the auto flash (the kind that can't be turned off), since you'll get busted eardrums and possible electrocution if you discharge it normally.

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    With the auto-flash thing, surely you could just remove the battery, then discharge it?

    Save some hassle and running the battery down if you wanna use it again.

    i am going to make one to protect my backpack from people who shouldn't be in it... i am going to run 2 wires along the handle and straps... so if they try to pick it up... they get zapped... but i will have a hidden switch on it so i can let the caps not get discharged in to myself... i thought about having one running along the zipper... but the zippers are metal and then that will somehow discharge the capisitor... and then the teacher wont be very happy... lol...

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    im going to try and apply this device to a harry potter wandso when you poke someone with it, it shocks them.

    or i will rig up the flash so when someone touches a certian part it lights up... take that you stupid class mates...

    OW! I zapped myself! It's not fun! xD

    Nope... you need a transformer to transform the voltage high enough, otherwise, no matter how long you charge for, the most you'll get out of it is enough power to light up an LED.

    so what youre saying is that you cant just touch the ends of the capacitator to a 9v until its charged, you have to actually have it connected to the camera circutry? i guess im not getting it.

    yep, just get a camera circuit (that works), clip the leads of the capacitor, so it is seperate, then hold it on the bare wires where it was attached. do NOT touch any of the metal on the top or bottom, or you WILL zap yourself and it WILL hurt; and it'll probably leave a burn mark to boot. if you do it right, when you hold the charge button on the camera circuit, with the capacitor connected, you should get a whining noise, very high pitched. when you see the LED on the circuit come on, your cap is ready. (approx 10 - 15 sec with a fresh AA) Happy tasing!

    uh...just as a comment here....you guys do know that the "danger" in electricity is the amperage not the voltage right? the human body can sustain extremely high voltage (with the proper amperage...this can be thousands of volts)...but you can't withstand higher amperage......so wether the thing is 300 volts or 600 volts...if the amperage isn't high enough...it's still not going to melt your flesh...or even really hurt that bad (depending on your threshold for pain)

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    Unless 0.1A passes through you heart's sinoatrial node, your pretty much safe from fibrillation and you will live. You torso has quite a high resistance, and (wet) skin shows much less resistance, so sometimes lightning bolts can simply flow to the ground through your skin leaving your heart safe. But well... it all depends.. on your luck.