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notsuch an anarchist
September 19th, 2011, 09:33 PM
I know the following way to make an emp:

Obtain a disposable camera, either by purchasing it from a store, or by asking for them at a photo developing shop.

Using the flat edge of a screwdriver, carefully pry the halves apart, being careful not to touch the PCB inside. You may need to release barbs or tabs to release the
PCB from the plastic case.

Remove the battery.

Locate the large capacitor, most commonly a black cylindrical item with 2 leads coming out of one end - short the leads together with the end of the screwdriver but be
careful! It will make a loud bang and shower sparks and may do so several times.

Locate the charge switch on the front of the PCB, it should 'click' when pressed. Peel off the tape and remove the button, solder a toggle switch directly onto the
solder pads revealed underneath.

If you are adventurous, de-solder the trigger transformer and xenon flash tube from the PCB, store or discard them as you wish. Alternatively isolate the section of PCB
with the charger circuit and cut the rest off using cutters.

If not, skip the above step and continue by soldering 2 cables onto the two capacitor terminals. Wire one of these to a high current switch.

Form a load coil by wrapping 5-10 of turns of thick, insulated, stranded copper wire around a former approximately 1-2 inches (25-50mm) in diameter. With care, slide
the windings off the former and bind together with adhesive tape.

Connect one of the leads of the load coil to the other unused terminal on the switch, the remaining to the free end of the cable coming from the capacitor. You should
now have a PCB with a switch to turn the charger circuit on and off and a load coil that can be switched across the capacitor.

Place the load coil as close as possible to the desired target, insert the battery, switch the charger on, wait for the indicator to come on, then switch the charger
off. This is done to prevent the charger from being damaged. Press/change the switch to 'fire' the TEPG. Please note, that this will have no effect on electronics
encased in steel or aluminium (Or any other metal for that matter). A good test for your newly constructed device is a cheap calculator.

Materials and equipment

A soldering iron
Some solder
Some thick copper cable
Some general purpose hook-up wire
A small toggle switch
A high current rated switch
A disposable camera

I got this by compiling information from various sources, and wish to instead but instead of using a device to caculate the charge reading I want to make a remote activator that is inside a thick metal warehousing to prevent as much damage to the device itself as possible and have a timed test to see how long it takes to get the desired charge. So would this be more efficient or a waste of time ?

September 21st, 2011, 12:48 PM
You can also make a tazer with that.But it wont be a very good one.And TVs have a better capcitaor to use for EMPs.

notsuch an anarchist
September 23rd, 2011, 04:27 PM

September 24th, 2011, 04:05 AM
The simplest way of doing it is sticking a iron rod half way into a coil and the stuffing the rest of the coil with dynamite but your way is my favurite because all the matirieal are so easy to obtain.