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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:45 am

Kids making tazers out of disposable camara flashs. Your thoughts? or just vote.
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:01 am

Will they stop selling PVC and copper to minors because they can make PVC cannons that are way more deadly....I sure hope not...

I don't know of any one who could take a disposable camera and turn it into a tazer...beside you guys of course...I'm not sure if I would attempt it right now...it can be a :shock: experience if you screw up...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:11 am

There is a Youtube instructional video out, the 1st arrest happened in Connecticut that I herd of.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:14 am

Oh sure, if the issue gets enough media attention, the nanny-state mentality will kick in to some degree. Just as big-box stores like Walmart do an age check for things like gas treatment and paint thinner....mostly as a hedge against law suites from brain-dead parents who don't know how, or don't want to raise their children.
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:18 am

that's quite something to worry
I get your point about PVC jared but PVC is used for things you really need and old camera flashes aren't
maybe if there are some arrests children stop making it
and yes if you screw up one it can give a shock :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:31 am

When you says kids all I can picture is a three year old running around with a tazer.

Honesty though how many teenagers make tazers from old cameras. How many more know that stores give them away for free? Most are likely to pay the 3-4 bucks to get a hold of one and do it that way. But I guess the you tube video explains all that....

Its just the media over reacting...just think if they went through and announced every one the danger of rubber band wasps...seriously you can shoot an eye out with one of those....dangerous stuff some kid gets a hold of one of those WATCH OUT!!!
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Unread postAuthor: brother361 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:41 am

fight the power!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:43 am

brother361 wrote:fight the power!!!!!!!!!!!


Fight what power? Makes no sense.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:54 am

I read the most recent story relating to this the other day. The kid was charged with "possession of a weapon, breach of peace and attempted assault".

He wasn't even using it as a tazer, really. The teacher got shocked when he took it off of him; that's probably what caused all the commotion.

Hell, I used to take these things apart probably 5 years ago. Back then everybody thought it was awesome. I don't think the teachers even cared as long as I wasn't screwing around with them in class.

We also made small rubber band-powered guns that could send a lightweight dart made from a toothpick and a straw 150+ feet down a hallway and stick into a door. THOSE were dangerous, not camera flashes.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:04 pm

I recently picked up (at CVS drugstore 48 used disposible) cameras.
With hopes of building something like the instructables video here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Coilgun-Handgun/?utm_source=related&utm_medium=rhs

I just told the young clerk at the camera section that my nephews are home schooled and I want to use the parts to get them interested in electronics.

upon taking them apart w/out gloves, pretty simple to do I inevetably was shocked by the little capacitor. It was enough to make my jaw go ummmmrrrr!!!!

you need atleast 6 to make the project and that caused me to decide to hold of on the project...

:idea: And maybe create a cane base taser one with the capacitors in the body for adults. It could be lethal though :twisted:
Also I read In the state of I think Illinois(or Michigan) it is a felony to own any electrical device designed to do any type of harm to anything.
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:43 pm

_Fnord wrote:We also made small rubber band-powered guns that could send a lightweight dart made from a toothpick and a straw 150+ feet down a hallway and stick into a door. THOSE were dangerous, not camera flashes.


Hah, I remember doing that... I'd rip apart BIC pens and use the ink cartridge as ammo, that could easily leave a welt if not puncture your skin!

Then I became curious as to what else would fly out and tried using bamboo skewers...

THUNDERLORD wrote:Also I read In the state of I think Illinois(or Michigan) it is a felony to own any electrical device designed to do any type of harm to anything.


Seems to be in Michigan, but here in IL it's legal for use at home.

http://www.taser.org/laws.html actually has a pretty comprehensive chart showing the various state laws. Of course, this does not include anything at a city level. Tasers have been a hot topic here in Chicago since we had a few deaths realted to taser use by the police. Which by the way, stunning devices are totally illegal for civilian use in Chicago. :)
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:30 pm

Thanks for clarifying that Blitz, It kind of makes you worry that they can make such a broad law. And how are women in the city for example supposed to defend themselves. If Electric fairly non-lethal is illegal they might as well carry firearms.

BTW I knew a guy who tried to run from a traffic stop so they tased him like six times and he went around blinking all the time for a week so we nick named him "Sparky" :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:07 pm

Kids making tazers out of high voltage circuits from BCARMS. Your thoughts? or just vote.


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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:16 pm

The way I look at it, it's fine as long as you leave them at home (at least don't take it to school). The only reason that the student got in trouble was because when the teacher went to take it away from him, the teacher got shocked. The government is very strict about what goes on in school because of all of the things that have happened in the past. (Columbine, Virginia Tech. Etc.)
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:50 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Kids making tazers out of high voltage circuits from BCARMS. Your thoughts? or just vote.


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potatoflinger Posted: 04/10/2008 15:16 PM Post subject:

The way I look at it, it's fine as long as you leave them at home (at least don't take it to school). The only reason that the student got in trouble was because when the teacher went to take it away from him, the teacher got shocked. The government is very strict about what goes on in school because of all of the things that have happened in the past. (Columbine, Virginia Tech. Etc.)



I think there is a echo in here, or a parrot!

MrCrowley, you and I belong to another forum that has strick rules about parrots, yes? I think Spudfiles would only have half the members and post if it was run like that one. :twisted: :P :shock: :D Shooooo, that alot of emotions to go through in one breath! :P
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