40,000V TASER POTATO (World's Worst Party Game)

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16:21   |   Jun 22, 2018


40,000V TASER POTATO (World's Worst Party Game)
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  • Hey guys, so we have a little interesting project this week sometimes we do things
  • just for fun and we don't always make videos about it but, after Riley made
  • this taser potato we knew we had to make a video and share it with you guys
  • it's... shocking to say the least
  • This is, one of my better ideas, it's
  • effectively hot potato but the penalty is you get hurt
  • about twenty thousand volts through your fingers so like if you were to connect
  • these two contacts which I'm gonna do now through the power of not touching
  • anything except I'm still gonna get zapped watch it's not that aggressive
  • right now but it'll still hurt like hell and every single one of these contacts
  • if you connect basically any two of them it will zap you and the more you touch
  • the less it hurts because it splits through channels in your hand but if
  • you're only touching between like two contacts it's gonna hurt a lot more
  • because it's all the electricity through the single connection
  • Want the death potato?
  • No
  • Hey Ian!
  • Touch it
  • Ian: Yeah, some of them don't I think I touched like these two initially
  • Riley: Yeah that's fine it's that's fine but yet yeah oh so they're round rails so these four are
  • connected these four are connected so you have to short between those
  • Ian: I thought we were gonna have like a timer that it
  • Riley: that's what Bogdan was gonna do right
  • Right now its just on, you turn it on and you're screwed
  • James: Is this the powerful one now?
  • Riley: It's not that powerful it's the powerful one but it's been
  • dropping we neutered it are you ready yeah okay this is only a temporary seal
  • *Girlish scream*
  • This is only a temporary seal because I just wanted to play with it right now because we need to put the Arduino in
  • and the charging port yeah I didn't put either of those in I just put a power button
  • James: Yeah, I think it'll be a lot better once it's random
  • because it'll be a surprise as opposed to yeah I know it's gonna
  • shock me when I grab it right it's a lot much more let me throw it to you you
  • stand here It's so menacing too
  • James: We need to go outside, stand in a circle and actually toss it
  • Riley: No no we need the circuit
  • Before we test it we need to add the randomizer circuit because with it
  • always on you just don't even want to catch it which kind of ruins the fun of
  • the game so Bogdan is gonna wire up a new circuit for us to turn this into
  • taser potato
  • So basically at the heart of the tazer potato is a forty thousand volt zero
  • voltage switching taser module which is powered by an 18650 3.7V
  • lithium-ion battery in order to control when the Taser module turns on
  • and off we're using an Arduino along with a logic level MOSFET to control the
  • power of going to the Taser module with a little bit of basic arduino code
  • we're able to make it turn on and off at random intervals and shock who
  • ever is touching it for more information on how electronics works please check
  • out our circuit diagram at maker.io there are links in the description below
  • Hey so I came up with a really good idea because originally we were gonna
  • try to do printed tabs here and the issue is that 3d printing the layers
  • kind of like to separate when you put too much force on them so they all
  • snapped off I just sand it all down and said okay we're gonna figure something
  • else out so what I came up with was using these little metal metal plates
  • they're plates that will sit like so and then they go through the center section
  • and into the other shell and they all connect and what I was gonna do was I
  • was gonna heat shrink these entire things but then I thought hey what if I
  • use these as my conduits which means even the attachment pins for
  • these will also be electrified so it's even more dangerous and has more
  • contacts than the original prototype version one and they are bigger and
  • wider for you know higher probability of you're gonna get zapped
  • It's really not that bad the nice thing is now it's random so like you can catch
  • Miranda: I told Riley I'd play if it was random all right yeah
  • Riley: so basically these are all
  • electrical contacts hooked up to each other and there's a power button here
  • and there's an Arduino inside of this that randomizes when it turns on and
  • when it will shock you so there's no real way of knowing when it's gonna
  • shock you and you just gotta pass around and you'll find out who gets out and you
  • have yet to play with one hand, because if you play with two you can get shocked through the heart and it's bad
  • power is on
  • the randomizer circuit is it's five to nine seconds between each on or off and
  • it turns on for either a hundred to four hundred milliseconds
  • Did you want to go change the circuit?
  • All right so for our final test Bogdan's changed the programming and now not only
  • does it shock stronger but it shocks more often because what we found was we
  • were passing around quite a bit and people weren't getting shocked that
  • often so it's gonna be a bit worse now let's see what happens
  • So the interesting thing is if you it's difficult to press the button when
  • you know it's going to shock you immediately but if it's going to shock
  • you randomly it's a little bit easier to
  • is it on sure
  • Riley: It's got a 5 or 8 second waiting period so
  • Ian: I've got sweaty hands
  • When's it gonna go?
  • Riley: Oh god I shouldn't use two hands
  • *Titanic theme plays*
  • Alright so that worked pretty good but let's assemble the whole team and have some
  • company bonding all right so be doing standard hot potato rules if you drop it
  • you're out and the circle gets smaller and smaller and smaller until there's
  • only two people left once there's two people left we will do
  • this whoever holds on longest wins if you get shocked but you manage to pass
  • it to someone you're not out shall we begin
  • it's our week we go in a little closer this is good okay it's definitely on it
  • actually makes noise every time is it so if we hear that noises is it coming
  • towards us gotta catch it or you're out alright toss it
  • AGH
  • I think because I suppose we have so many contacts yeah it's being spread of
  • so we just do hot potato
  • he just pawns the head
  • nice
  • all right so that was a really fun project I hope you guys enjoyed it we
  • might bring it with us to future conventions but I don't think legally
  • we'll be able to let you guys touch it but I'm not too sure why you'd even want
  • to but speaking of that we actually got invited to Fan Expo in Toronto end of
  • August which is one of the biggest comic conventions or fan conventions in
  • Toronto and it's awesome that we're gonna go and I'm really looking forward
  • to seeing you guys there so there's a link in the description below to check out
  • Fan Expo

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Sometimes Riley has terrible ideas. This is one of them. Enjoy.

SEE ME AT FAN EXPO ► https://www.fanexpocanada.com/en/home.html

Circuit diagram ► https://goo.gl/Qp32mE

A 40,000V high voltage generator, a 3.7V battery, and an arduino = the most fun way to play hot potato. Wait, did we say fun? Oops.

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