need help with april fools prank

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Stephen, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Stephen

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    Oct 25, 2005
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    My idea for an april fools joke this year is to make a device which I strap to my hand and I can shock anybody I touch with static electricity.

    I want it to be exactly like when you touch a doornob when you shuffled across the carpet--but I need some help...

    My only idea so far is to use a capacitor with two terminals made of metal I tape to my finger to make it short circuit when it touches somebody's hand.

    ---Warning: Crappy ASCII Diagram below---

    |--------------|------------| +
    |CAPACITOR-|
    |--------------|-----------| -

    It's obvious how my simple little idea works: there's two wires on my hand which are tied to a capacitor, and when somebody touches them, they short, and the circuit is completed and the electricity stored in the capacitor runs through the circuit, resulting in a small electric jolt... does anybody think this will work?
     
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