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Old 12-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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So, I have a question:

I know that it is possible to make a 300-500 volt taser out of a disposable camera, but what I was wondering is if it would be possible to attach the taser to a metal conductor (like a bed frame) and charge it so that anyone who touches the bed frame gets a small shock (perhaps as small as your every day static shock).

It seems unlikely, but does anyone know if it is possible?
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And what kind of sick person would do that?
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It's for a novel I'm writing. One kid is bullying another, and this is one of the ideas for how he'd do it. Sick, I agree, but not sure if it's plausible.
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It's for a novel I'm writing. One kid is bullying another, and this is one of the ideas for how he'd do it. Sick, I agree, but not sure if it's plausible.
If it's for a novel it does not have to be plausible, it just has to seem plausible. Just make it sound good.

No one here is going to give you the details on something like this, at least not anyone with any common sense.
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It's not really very plausible. There's no complete circuit between two points, and the voltage is nowhere near high enough to complete a path to ground through whatever the floor surface is. I can't think of an easy way to make this work in real life. There would be many other approaches that would be easier and get "better results".
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I's like to know where you heard you can make a taser out of a disposable camera. I never heard of that.
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There are various sites and youtube videos on the subject.
Most are extend the flash wires and shock someone.
I would not call them Tasers.
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Write the book, Wait for the movie to be made and let Mythbusters prove it out
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Write the book, Wait for the movie to be made and let Mythbusters prove it out



Ah yes, Mythbusters.

They'll fire up a megawatt generator, attach it to the remains of what once was a camera, blow it to smithereens, and call it plausible...
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So, I have a question:

I know that it is possible to make a 300-500 volt taser out of a disposable camera, but what I was wondering is if it would be possible to attach the taser to a metal conductor (like a bed frame) and charge it so that anyone who touches the bed frame gets a small shock (perhaps as small as your every day static shock).

It seems unlikely, but does anyone know if it is possible?
Whilst it probably is possable to make some sort of device
to deliver some sort of a zap, from the high voltage generator
in a disposable camera, however how well it works is dictated by many variables,
the outcome come not be accurately predicted.

But due to the possable legal liabilities,
most folks who know how to do so,
would be hesitant to recommend such action.
Possible ? Yes.
Recomendded , NO !
Dont do it !

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In a novel you do not want to use very much, if any, technical jargon.

A capacitor holds the charge that energizes the flash at the appropriate moment. Run two wires, one from each terminal of the capacitor, to two different metal parts of the bed not electrically connected (bonded) to each other and which are likely to both be touched at the same time by the victim.

Sometimes a "bath mat" in front of the bed has a piece of metal window screen on its surface as one of the live surfaces, and as the victim is standing barefoot on the window screen and touches a bed post or the frame of the bed above when getting into a bunk bed, he is zapped.
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In a novel you do not want to use very much, if any, technical jargon.
Yeah, I hadn't planned on it, I just wanted to know if attaching a camera to the bedframe was so glaringly implausible that it might take the reader out of the story. I understand what you're saying, though.

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But due to the possable legal liabilities,
most folks who know how to do so,
would be hesitant to recommend such action.
I don't want to make a diagram or anything. It is not my goal to instruct children how to torture people, I just wanted to know if such a thing was in the realm of possibility. By having the bully use this particular method, it shows that he's more clever than some thug beating a kid up for his lunch money.

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Adorable!
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A "novel" is fiction or fantasy. Nothing to do with reality typically. So use your imagination! Anything goes.

To help expand your imagination on what all that kid can do, read a book on "revenge" (not sold at your local Walmart!). To find these search google.com for the following words...

book revenge

Note: To anyone buying such a book, I would strongly advise you to NOT do any of the things mentioned in those books. When these things are reported to the police, the first thing they ask the victim is "Which of the people you know would do such a thing?" Think about that...
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Yeah, I hadn't planned on it,

I just wanted to know if such a thing was in the realm of possibility.


Adorable!
Yes its possible !

Things like tasers use tens of thousands of volts,
Not just 300 - 500v.
But you would still feel a jolt.

But remember the law takes a dim view of people using these types of devices. VERY RISKY.
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English translation please ?
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