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Homamade carbon tape Taser-proof clothing

With carbon fiber tape you can make a high-quality Taser / stun gun proof clothing from your jacket, vest, hoodie, trousers, coat or gloves.

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This project was created on 02/25/2014 and last updated 7 months ago.

Description
Make a cut at the bottom of the lining of your jacket or any clothes.
Put a strip of iron-on no-sew hem tape, top with a strip of carbon tape. Press with an iron.
Convenient to operate if cut small pieces of carbon tape and spread it inside his jacket, like a mosaic. Place the strips of carbon tape as close as possible to each other, to avoid gaps. Step by step, fill the entire area of your jacket with the carbon tape.
Details

14.03.2014. I must admit that I was partially wrong. We just tried a more powerful stun gun 800,000 volts. We installed two sewing needles on it and pierced the carbon tape. On the needles remained voltage of about 150 volts.
The person will feel the electric strike.
We need an extra hard layer.

Please do not do experiments with electricity on humans and animals. This can cause serious injury or death!

Components
  • 10 × Carbon fiber tape 1m x 44 mm from Ebay

Build instructions
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    It's strange why taser has such an imperfect design (I mean a real taser,  not a stungun), from which so easy to defend ...

    A little later I'll write a project how to easily improve any taser that it could overcome my or any other protection:)

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Discussions

shenzhen wrote 5 months ago null point

"I applaud whoever came up with that idea and it sounds like a great science project, but for it to work, you'd need to be covered in the clothing from head to foot," Taser's vice-president for communication Steve Tuttle told IBTimes UK.

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Casey.McCarty wrote 6 months ago 1 point

There are other reasons for wanting protection besides subverting police. Security professionals and trainers, for example, come to mind. Although the frequency with which some members of law enforcement wantonly deploy tasers, unfortunately too often on individuals not even then arrested for whatever behaviour elicited the tase, might suggest there's more of a market for personal protection than we'd like to admit.

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Bones Macgyver wrote 6 months ago null point

Try My circuit for testing :)

Your feedback would be gladly appreciated

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richard_c wrote 7 months ago null point

Hi Shenzen, do you have a link to the tape you used? I am a about to make a jacket like this. With all the options out there, I do not want to purchase the wrong fiber. After some research, I narrowed it down to possibly the 2" width version of this http://www.fibreglast.com/product/Carbon_Fiber_Tape_597/carbon_fiber_all

Can you confirm this is what you used, and would work best in a suit?

Thanks.

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shenzhen wrote 7 months ago null point

Hi Richard.
The tape you linked designed to reinforce structures. It also conducts electricity and can protect against Taser, but it is very tough and can not be used in clothing. It will be very uncomfortable jacket :) We will see immediately that there is something inside of his jacket.

I used a carbon tape, what is intended for the manufacture of heated clothing. This tape feels like a silk cloth, it is very thin, soft and gentle:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321297671221?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 7 months ago 1 point

Ha ! Cory Doctorow covered this on Boing Boing too : http://boingboing.net/2014/03/06/make-taser-proof-clothing-with.html . Now that's something ...

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Mike Szczys wrote 7 months ago 1 point

Wow, you're project is on Gizmodo. Nice!
http://gizmodo.com/if-you-want-to-be-immune-to-tasers-just-wear-carbon-fib-1537135745

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shenzhen wrote 7 months ago 0 points

Dear Sarah,

Fortunately I do not need protection from Taser. This project is interesting to me as the engineer. You know there is the eternal confrontation between the sword and shield, armor and bullets. Taser won and I was wondering to figure out how to defend against it. I was able to make a very good and not expensive protection. Anyone can make such protection just in an hour . At the moment, it's 100% protection against any type of stun guns.

Carbon tape consists entirely of thin conductive carbon fibers. Electric current flows through the carbon tape and not through the human body. Always. Even if the taser's needle pierced the skin.

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Sarah Wittman wrote 7 months ago null point

It's good to see you've considered the probes on a real TASER brand stun device. I imagine this happens because the carbon tape has a much lower resistance than human skin?

I wonder if there's any potential for burning, which would still be a significantly more desirable experience then taking the charge from a stun device.

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Bones Macgyver wrote 6 months ago null point

Very interesting indeed! Could you give some feedback on my 2 projects? They are right up your alley....

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Sarah Wittman wrote 7 months ago -1 point

Two questions:

How does this work? How does carbon tape block the shock?
And
Why do you need stun gun proof clothing?

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shenzhen wrote 7 months ago null point

Yes, you're right, carbon tape has many other useful applications.
For example, the carbon fiber tape is very useful as a heating element for clothing. Please see my next project.

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DATT MAMON wrote 5 months ago -1 point

-Sarah "Why do you need stun gun proof clothing? "

Sarah, the question you ask answers itself. In fact its such a simplistic form of a question that really makes the words you speak when asking it seem redundant.

Sorry no offence is or was intended, but I hope you understand what I mean.

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