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Old 03-28-2016, 12:39 AM
davidanshus is offline
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time 4 a shocking upgrade


This reminds me of the Shocking Machines we built in the 7th grade in 1960 in Fla. Kids built weird and pathetic attempts, some of them maybe too effective. Eventually a Doctor suggested that all this was not healthy, but we had been playing with them for a couple months already, and we were pretty well all shocked out, Jaded on EMF.
Time to revive the technology, to let kids shock each other, build with their own little paws things out of junk that can really WORK, shock you, light bulbs!
Any kid who takes one to school today would be kicked out of school for good and arrested as a 'terrorist'. Political Correctness poisons everything.
These are the key items for a minimalist shock machine:
EMF source, AA, C or D cell or cells, up to 9 Volt transistor batt.
Transformer, harder to do now that tubes are no more, but any old 5 tube superhet table radio will give you a fine audio output transformer, the one that the speaker is wired to. The volts go in where the speaker was. these typically have a ratio of like 4 to 6,000, so they are near perfect, and not so rugged as to deliver harmful current. Trial and error can deliver all sorts of cleverly perverted technology. A microwave oven xformer can be rigged with V going in at the fat filament leads and the sparks come out the fine wire and ground. Way heavy.
Take apart a disposable flash camera and you have a near weapons grade unit. There are 2 usable xformers in each unit that deliver a LOT of bite for their size.
It MUST be AC or pulsing DC to go thru the xformer. again you can cannabalize the flash unit, but a purist might look at dragging a wire across a file or hacksaw blade or bit of screen. or switch on a tiny motor with bent shaft with rotor wiping staggered contacts.
Get a Neon lamp NE-2 with a 100K resistor in series and put it across the secondary to show when it is "on" it needs 90 V to light up.
Consider the Possible addition of capacitor across the battery or xformer primary. this can help to deliver a fatter and smoother spark. Careful here...
The Secondary of the coil must have solid hand grips for the Brave Fool to grip while they Prove Their Endurance. Ten inches of Half inch copper pipe polishes up nice and makes a fine "Electrode". Use solder: make it pretty. do it nice.
Can make it adjustable with a rheostat or such in series, say 75 ohms.
I always thought the game industry missed the boat by not using shock feedback in their IO devices. The "Contact Points" are all to easy to imagine, and the Pleasure/Pain model is limitless in scope with vibrators and such as incentive. Technology has yet to deliver a retail aerosol narcotic that would be incorporated in the headpiece/goggles. Automated Wine enemas as rewards have reportedly been explored with mixed results, but Salvia divinorum, Salvinorin A in DMSO administered under the tongue, dictated by some game event; the very Wildest of Wild cards! Hang On!! But all this is for Later.
For Now we can amuse the Young Ones with a strange new toy; This Shock Project was Perfect for twelve year olds in the 1960s, tho now perhaps a precocious 6 year old of any sex might be up to the task. Would like to hear of any attempts to revive this Sport, will gladly advise any sincere attempt to degrade the evolving Social Order by the youthful aquisition of DIY "torture devices". Because that is surely what the PC forces would label these homegrown toys. Kids need to do stuff like this to Grow... DSA