How to make a spike-knuckled butyl rubber glove wired to discharge a disposable camera flash cap across the spikes


28 Responses to “How to make a spike-knuckled butyl rubber glove wired to discharge a disposable camera flash cap across the spikes”

  1. Blaze Curry says:

    Awesome. And evil.
    I guess this proves that those two aren’t mutually exclusive.

    Bet you a loonie we’ll start seeing this on rioters soon enough.

    • phisrow says:

      On rioters or used on rioters?  I’m pretty sure that sets of “Pain-Compliance Gauntlets of Internal-Affairs-Approved Force” would sell like hotcakes from anywhere that accepted PD purchase orders…

  2. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    Congress is writing legislation as you read this banning rubber gloves, flash cameras, tape and people named Vlad.

  3. wylkyn says:

    Do not attempt this at home! (But here’s how to do it, so you know exactly what not to do at home)

  4. iRoy says:

    not been so disappointed in a project in a decade
    shuffles off to wire himself up to his Violet Wand and shake hands with victims

  5. phisrow says:

    It is a matter of some mystery how the hackaday comments section managed to come by such a virulent selection of trolls; but it certainly has.

    The only thing that would make this particular vengeance-weapon sweeter would be including an arduino for no terribly good reason. Nothing drives the hackaday peanut gallery into a frothing rage quite like somebody having the temerity to build a project around an arduino, rather than doing it the harder way…

    • John Delaney says:

      How about using an arduino to trigger the camera so you can take a picture of the victim as they get shocked.  That would take this from being an evil project to an EVIL++ project.

      • cymk says:

        You know, I was looking at this and some how imagining the contact point to trigger the camera + flash (somehow mounted on your shoulder) to not only hurt your attacker (or victim, as the case may be) but you also get a photographic souvenir of their pain.

  6. nick says:

    this is painfully awkward to watch, kinda cool though. definitely considered a weapon so careful using it…

  7. bcsizemo says:

    Not to be Mr. Negativity here, but I’m been bitten by those disposable flash caps (working in a camera store)…and at best it is like getting stung by a yellow jacket.  It’ll get your attention, but it ain’t gonna do much to slow down a possible attacker.

    Now, obviously this was designed and written in a jocular manner and wasn’t designed to be a true weapon or anything.  Just pointing out a minor flaw if anyone thought it could actually be used to hurt someone.  (Note, I suppose if you had a pace maker that might be a problem.)

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Yeah, if Our Hero’s reaction is any yardstick, this is a perfect weapon to make your attacker flinch and giggle and say, “Ow, that smarts.”

    • Blaze Curry says:

      The words you’re searching for are “Lack of Capacitance”…I think…
      It’s not just the power source that produces the semi-lethal shock of a taser, its the capacitor array that makes the weapon what it is, and how it can hold and discharge voltage rapidly.

  8. Lane Yarbrough says:

    Revenge of the Nerds. 

  9. Eddie Perkins says:

    Looks like the spikes would cause more pain than the shock. Dump the complicated camera and wiring. Punch harder. 

  10. Little John says:

    Does the gauntlet still work well after Jack has thrown it down?

  11. Bubba73 says:

    Mark that has to be the most incomprehensible headline I’ve ever seen on Boing Boing, admittedly the whole thing is a bit hard to pin down but I would’ve gone with something along the lines of “Fisty Spark Boom Boom” as opposed to that monstrosity. 

    No I don’t care that yours actually makes sense.

  12. This seems like a huge waste of material. Throwing away the film was sad. Couldn’t someone buy a cheap stun-gun or something and hack it in a similar way? Maybe the flash has a unique way of discharging and it’s the only thing you could hack this way

  13. Lt. Col. w00t says:

    We used to make little taser-analogues like this in high school. They sting.

  14. crummett says:

    A fail on a couple of levels. 1) it’s an ugly, inelegant hack, and 2) it’s gratuitously violent.

  15. sockdoll says:

    Would have been much more impressive if he’d used a condom instead of a rubber glove.

  16. Trent Baker says:

    This is pretty cool, but I’d really like to know how to make the steam powered gun that fires railroad spikes.

  17. digi_owl says:

    Was there not a similar glove made by a movie technician recently?

  18. fergus1948 says:

    Best WTF? headline on any BoingBoing article ever.

  19. Fletch says:

    do one better… use the flash! a flash in the face would do far more to stun someone then the shock would do….

  20. Baldhead says:

    I just love the “high voltage” statement. High? from a disposable camera? those things that have 2 AA’s in them? Yeah it’s the capacitor for the flash but you’ll leave a more permanent mark from those spikes. Mainly reminded me of the anti- cyborg shock gloves from Ghost in the Shell, only scaled down much much more.

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