How to Make a Shock Glove? – 8 Steps for DIYers

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A shock glove is a self-defense tool that can deliver an electric shock to an attacker, allowing you to protect yourself. Making your shock glove can be more affordable than purchasing one.

Here is a detailed guide on how to make a shock glove using household items and tools. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process, whether you want to create a shocker for self-defense or just for fun.

8 DIY Steps to Make a Shock Glove

What to Prepare

Before starting the process, you will need a few tools and items. You can get the taser to make electric gloves from different devices; however, in this guide, we will instruct you to take the circuit board from a vintage camera for your DIY.

Here is a list of the things you will need to make a homemade taser easy:

  • A disposable vintage camera (with a flash)
  • A broken USB cable
  • Electrical tape
  • Rubber gloves
  • A multi-tool
  • Scissors
  • A piece of plastic (for holding the battery in place)
  • Aluminum/tin foil

Step 1: Take Apart a Disposable Single-Use Camera


You can build a shocker with a battery from a vintage camera.

  1. Firstly, discharge the electricity in the camera by removing the battery, then take a photo with the flash on to ensure the camera is completely safe to open.
  2. Next, use a sharp tool like scissors to cut along the bottom side of the camera groove to pry it open.
  3. Take out the circuit board, which is connected to the flash. Carefully lift the whole board and its components out. This piece will be the taser we need to make a shocker out of a battery.

Step 2: Take Out Wires from the USB Cable

Use the multi-tool to strip wires from the broken USB cable. It’s essential to be cautious during this process and avoid damaging the wires, as this can affect the functionality of the taser glove.

Step 3: Modify the circuit board

You need to identify the circuit board’s three wires, with the orange and red wires being the main power supplies.

Carefully strip the insulation off the orange and red wires to explore its wire tips.

Step 4: Connect the board and the USB cable


Now, connect the orange and red wires of the circuit board to the USB wires.

Then, you can add a piece of elastic to hold the battery in place. If the connections or the battery holder are loose, it can affect the performance of the taser and make it difficult to use.

Step 5: Measure the Wire that Fits Your Fingers


When deciding where to place the circuit board, it’s important to consider the size of the board and how it will fit onto your stun glove.

You may want to put it in a position that is comfortable and accessible but also discreet so that it’s not easily noticeable.

  • For the red wire, measure where you want it to start and cut it to the appropriate length. It’s important to note that you’ll need to consider the distance between the circuit board and the finger you want to shock.
  • For the black wire going on the middle finger, you’ll need to measure where it starts and ends, loop it around the finger, and cut it to the appropriate length.

This wire will need to be longer than the red wire since it will need to travel from the circuit board to the middle finger. Leave a bit of extra length to create a loop around the finger to ensure a secure fit.

Step 6: Attach the wire to the aluminum/tin foil

Wrap the wires around the fingers, ensuring they are positioned in the right place to deliver the shock.

On the two fingers that you are going to attach the wires, place the aluminum or tin foil and tape them.

Afterward, solder the wire to the two fingers respectively, red one to the index finger and black one to the middle finger.

It’s important to ensure that the wires are securely attached to electric shock gloves, as any movement or disconnection during use can be dangerous.

Step 7: Sew the Circuit Board onto the Glove


Sew the circuit board onto the back of the taster glove, ensuring the wires are long enough to reach your fingers. The capacitor should be positioned at a comfortable distance from the fingers.

Step 8: Testing


Reattach the charging button to the circuit board. Then, recharge your electric shock glove.

To test the stun glove, press the button to deliver a shock. You should feel a mild electric shock. It’s important to note that sparks or the sound of electricity being discharged from the capacitor may occur, so it’s best not to be alarmed if this happens.

Finally, you have the police shock glove version but at a low price. If someone attacks you, you can defend yourself by using the stun glove to give them slap battles.

Can You Get Shocked Through Electric Shock Gloves?

No, you cannot get shocked through rubber shock gloves in the market. Rubber is an insulator, which means it does not conduct electricity. Furthermore, other parts of the gloves will be concealed nicely to prevent any incidents.

However, tape your DIY shock glove carefully to protect yourself from its wires and electric components.

How Much Does It Cost to Make a Shock Glove?


The cost of making a shock glove will vary depending on the materials you already have on hand. However, you should be able to make a taser out of household objects for less than $10 with simple household items.


Now you have learned how to make a shock glove. You comprehensively understand the required materials and steps to construct electric gloves. By following this tutorial, you can make a taser out of household objects.

Remember to be careful while handling the materials and always wear gloves to avoid any potential shock. With your new homemade stun glove, you will be ready to protect yourself in any situation.

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