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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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.

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!

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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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edenny55 wrote 09/18/2016 at 03:33 point

I Just saw this on instructables... Should have known it came from Hackaday! I posted this comment before coming here and seeing that I am not the first person to consider this awesome (if possible) improvement. But, I managed to use 1000x the words so, heck, ill repeat what Zee just said in a more annoying version:

AFAIK, unless the fiber is grounded in some way, it can only disperse so much energy (into heat?). Our bodies are poor conductors, but are conductive to a high voltage charge with nowhere else to go. 

So, give the charge any easier path away from you and, even with a probe embedded in your skin, it wont shock you. So, what if the fiber had two isolated layers with high capacity super capacitors between them to create a negative charge on the outer layer, and an opposing positive charge on the inner layer? This would create a complete circuit through the super capacitors which would not only safely reroute a direct lightning strike (might get warm tho) but would actually attract and absorb the charge into the capacitors so quickly it could drain the tiny taser battery in seconds, likely destroying it and/or catching it on fire. At the very least, it would become to hot to hold. 
Then, as the bad guys are pissing themselves over your obvious invincibility (forming a nice, conductive path from ground, direct to their bladder) you encourage them to try a more physical approach. Upon contact, the entire 2000kV charge is instantly discharged back to it's rightful owner, which should transport the crook a sizable distance away from you. This would ensure escape and that you will NEVER be messed with again! 

As an added benefit, kids who spend hours rubbing their socks on the carpet, plotting an evil attack would receive perfectly proportioned justice immediately :)
I dabble in electronic engineering as a hobby. But I am not sure If my logic is correct here? Im hoping someone will help me to understand if I am right or wrong, why, and what other methods could work without having to drive a lightening rod 20ft into the ground?? Laptops, cell phones and aircraft manage to work with high energy without earth ground connections somehow. I THINK this is achieved by having multilayered copper PCB boards with a -V and +V charged planes on the outside. I assume that using "negative voltage" in opposed equilibrium to the positive voltage, instead of the traditional "neutral ground" circuit is what makes this possible. But, that is just my assumption. Please, someone explain if I have this wrong???

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zee doctere wrote 11/17/2015 at 08:58 point

Why not add a metal screen layer that has .88 capacitors that can feed back the pulse to the taser to overload or disable the device from being reused?

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shenzhen wrote 02/04/2015 at 09:42 point

Yes, it can. We have a few stun guns and can make a demonstration video. Please, offer your script or screenplay.

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safe wrote 02/04/2015 at 02:19 point

This can prevent the stun guns, seems pretty bad, how do, I also want to try

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jonathan.lister228 wrote 01/20/2015 at 21:46 point

blooming cool my pals in SA will love this the police force there can get enthusiastic

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shenzhen wrote 05/07/2014 at 17:30 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 04/16/2014 at 21:33 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 04/09/2014 at 06:17 point
Try My circuit for testing :)

Your feedback would be gladly appreciated

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richard_c wrote 03/11/2014 at 15:44 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

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


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shenzhen wrote 03/11/2014 at 17:53 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:

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 03/07/2014 at 16:06 point
Ha ! Cory Doctorow covered this on Boing Boing too : . Now that's something ...

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Mike Szczys wrote 03/06/2014 at 14:03 point

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shenzhen wrote 02/26/2014 at 08:14 point
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 02/27/2014 at 20:17 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 04/09/2014 at 06:18 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 02/26/2014 at 05:42 point
Two questions:

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

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shenzhen wrote 02/28/2014 at 06:04 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 05/15/2014 at 01:13 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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