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Leo Roderick Guajardo, II (Lrodshy57)
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Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I was in HS, made a project which consisted of one "D" cell, eletromotive core, a 'zinc' penny, and a thin strip of brass! Touching a wire to a finger gave you a good buzz, when circut was made/broken as the penny vibrated back and forth. Placing wires into glass of water and inserting your fingers made them feel like they were EXPLODING! Was a blast! Wish I had that circut! Now I wish to make one for zapping invading RATZ! Would like to use an AC/DC adapter, too! Have called several bookstores for suggestions, no help. If you have anything along this idea, please contact me. Tnx!
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A rat zapper can be had for $35. You can disassemble one to
get the circuit and make more yourself.
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Leo Roderick Guajardo, II (Lrodshy57)
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Simon,
Tnx for reply. I 'did' buy one........for $49! Sent email to mfg asking if I can use an AC?DC adapter. Recommended batteries cost about $15 for one month's use! I wish I was better able to understand electronics, would like to make a few for my neighbor's,too! That way they would NOT send their ratz to MY HOUSE.............again! Think I read disassembly would void the warranty. Any other ideas?
Do you think you could design such a 'toy' shocker as the one which I describe when in HS?
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mike (Mike11298)
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Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2006 - 7:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you might be able to find a high voltage low current converter - i have one from a fluro light designed to work at 12v. it can light fluro tubes, neons, and nice zaps

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