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Electronic Disabler? Answered

Is there something that exists that can wirelessly short-circuit electronics? I haven't found anything on Google. I'm pretty sure i read something about a guy making something called an F-Ray that did this, but that was in Tesla's lifetime I think. In short I want to build something that can over-voltage or short circuit electronic devices/machines. I don't care if it ruins them or temporarily disables them.

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Jordo

10 years ago

I just found what I am looking for, it does exist, its called a HERF gun ( High Energy Radio Frequency) and are fairly simple to make, i would love for someone to maybe post links for instructions to build one.

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yo mumma300Jordo

Reply 8 years ago

my friend at my school build an emp bomb and it worked!

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KitemanJordo

Reply 10 years ago

Why don't you make one and post the ible? It would be a dramatic first project.

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JordoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I think I will, I mean that's what instructables is all about, making something and sharing your new-found knowledge with others so they can try

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

you want an Electro Magnetic Pulse bomb ever saw ocean's 11? They used a giagantic one in that. Basically you just need to create a giant powerful electromangetic wave, causing voltage spikes in all electronics around it (I'm pretty sure it won't work on devices in metal cases or that have good electro-magnetic protection). you want an EMP bomb or EMP generator You better not be a terrorist...

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BOOOM!guyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

The device used in oceans 11 was a Z-pinch, which sadly does not do anything it did in the movie. All they really do is compress plasma using magnetic fields and thats about it

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Big Bwanaguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

Terrorists and EMP weapons, thats why there is Mil Specs for EMP bursts, oh no that was because the USSR was going to illuminate a pile of nuclear weapons 200 miles up from Atlanta, Either way the government's military is ready for a nuclear weapon generated EMP burst, so some one playing around with it will more then likely get caught and in a whole pile of trouble....

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CameronSS

10 years ago

One option is to make a very high-voltage, high-amperage power supply with a mega capacitor. With a big enough PSU, you can short out the terminals with a bit of aluminum wire, causing the wire to vaporize. This releases a powerful cylindrical electromagnetic pulse, which can be shielded and focused into a gun.

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Jordo

10 years ago

lol, no not a terrorist! My friend mentioned how cool something like that would be. and i was positive i read something about it while reading about Nikola Tesla (My Hero!) Plus who knows, it may be useful (someday...) And I think it would be something fun the build. one thing I thought about was possibly concentrating a high frequency/voltage radio signal or something to over-voltage the device or make an arc inside the electronic to fry it.

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guyfrom7upJordo

Reply 10 years ago

well, tesla coils no doubt can fry nearby electronics. What an emp does is send a powerful pulse to electronics, causing a huge charge in all of he wires/ inductor/etc which basically fries the whole thing.

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Jordoguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

that sounds perfect! is there a way to do it on a mini-scale? I remember seeing a little hand held Tesla coil that looked like a ray-gun with a ball on the end. but I would like to be able to control the radius to just where I am aiming, or a few meters around me. (depending if it is concentrated to a beam or a spherical radius.)