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Old 03-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys I need help on something. It sounds easy but I just need reassurance the brainstorming ideas in my head are correct for my contraption

I need a device that contains two volts and has two wires with one milliampere for each wire. I would prefer the output lasted for more than fifteen minutes.

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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What ideas have you brainstormed so far?

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A battery? lol
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You will have to look up specialty batteries. Ordinary batteries give 1-1/2 volts or some multiple thereof.

Lead-acid batteries such as car batteries give 2 volts per cell although I don't know where to get a single cell or a battery with exposed contacts connecting the cells.
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I am looking for something more than just taking a battery with my device. Basically I want one of those fun little shock things that anyone can make but with two wires, INSTEAD of putting your fingers on it to close the circuit.

I don't want a stun gun at all! but something that is going to push out about one milliampere for each wire.

I can put up pictures of what I have that something similar to what I want if needed.
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You would not even be able to feel two volts through your skin. The resistance is too high. Think of a 9 volt battery; you can touch the terminals with your fingers and feel nothing. Only by touching it to your wet tongue can you get a tingle...
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I am looking for something more than just taking a battery with my device. Basically I want one of those fun little shock things that anyone can make but with two wires, INSTEAD of putting your fingers on it to close the circuit.

I don't want a stun gun at all! but something that is going to push out about one milliampere for each wire.

I can put up pictures of what I have that something similar to what I want if needed.

You might be looking for a capacitor? You charge it, then if you touch the ends you get a shock, provided the voltage is high enough. A quick way to feel the wrath of this is to charge a capacitor using an AC adapter, then hook up the capacitor to the oposite end of the adapter and touch the other end. You'll step it back up to 120 and get a nice little surprise. I had too much spare time when I was a kid.
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You might be looking for a capacitor? You charge it, then if you touch the ends you get a shock, provided the voltage is high enough. A quick way to feel the wrath of this is to charge a capacitor using an AC adapter, then hook up the capacitor to the oposite end of the adapter and touch the other end. You'll step it back up to 120 and get a nice little surprise. I had too much spare time when I was a kid.
I was into automotive: charge the ignition condenser (capacitor) with a spark plug wire. Then toss it to a friend as you call his name. Lot's of laughs.
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The little model electric chair sitting on a shelf was the classic gag
Had a kid bring in fake book & shocked a friend when he opened it
I saw what happened (friend didn't see me)...my friend then brought it to me
I help tightly to the cover & opened it.....it was making a buzzing noise
A good jolt but I held on...and asked what it was supposed to do
The kid takes it thinking its broken & opens it....& drops the book

Auto we just used to wire the wipers or something to go on with the radio
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Auto we just used to wire the wipers or something to go on with the radio
that reminds me of a video I saw. Some kids wired the brake light circuit to the horn so every time you stepped on the brakes, the horn blew. quite humorous.
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Ah...I had a '55 Plymouth Savoy flathead 6
I was driving to work & the horn started to go off
No steady...more like I was repeatedly pressing the horn to get the guy ahead to go faster
I slowed down....I wasn't far from work
Pulled into work & pulled the horn wire

That car was quiet when running...one co-worked warned me I left the lights on
I said no ...the engine is running...he said no it's not
He came out as I was leaving for the day & it was running
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I was into automotive: charge the ignition condenser (capacitor) with a spark plug wire. Then toss it to a friend as you call his name. Lot's of laughs.
Haha that can be a lot of fun.
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that reminds me of a video I saw. Some kids wired the brake light circuit to the horn so every time you stepped on the brakes, the horn blew. quite humorous.
i saw that too that would be annoying as hell haha

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