need help with april fools prank

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

  1. Stephen

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 25, 2005
    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.

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    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?