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DIY Stun Gun/Electrical Stimulator

  1. Feb 13, 2017 #1
    I am doing nerve conduction research for the Intel International Science Fair and I need to make a stimulating electrode or just something that I can make with common items and that can release enough voltage to stimulate/activate the nerve. I made one using a lighter, but I am not sure that it produces enough electricity to trigger the nerve. Can anyone give me any suggestions for making something small that can send an adequate amount of electricity/voltage?
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2017 #2

    anorlunda

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    Whoa! There's a world of difference between stimulation and a stun gun. I expect that the moderators will either change your title, or close this thread because dangerous topics are not allowed on PF.

    If you really mean just the minimum to stimulate a nerve (like make a dead frog's leg twitch) I suggest that you rephrase the question more accurately.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2017 #3

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    Thread closed temporarily for Moderation...
     
  5. Feb 13, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    @Sydney Clark -- please send me a Private Message describing what research you have been doing into how to safely generate EMG/TENS signals. Then I will be able to judge whether we can allow your thread to proceed in the open forums...
     
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