A device preferred by sci-fi and action movie writers is the EMP generator. A PEM, or electromagnetic pulse, has the ability to disable all electronic devices within its range. Be careful because it could be dangerous. Supervise your children if they want to try it and play with it.
Method 1 of 3: Gather Your Materials
Step 1. Understand the basics of PEM
You will not be able to create the same type of EMP that you saw in The Matrix or The Big Scam. This electromagnetic pulse generator works best with small electronics.
Step 2. Gather your supplies
For this EMP you will have to remove the circuit board and capacitor from a disposable camera. Other materials you will need are:
- soldering iron;
- enamel coated wire;
- Switch on and off;
- Scotch tape;
- flat head screwdriver;
- flux cored wire;
- wire strippers;
- A circular object 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter.
Step 3. Work safely
You are going to work with high voltage equipment and you could be electrocuted. Be very careful when removing the capacitor. We recommend using a multimeter to measure voltage and a battery holder.
A multimeter is a tool that measures electrical voltage in a circuit. It is not essential, but it will tell you the voltage that your capacitor stores
Method 2 of 3: Isolate the Circuit Board from Your Camera
Step 1. Get a disposable camera
It doesn't have to be anything special; It will be enough if it is a cheap camera that takes photos and has it available in any store. Make sure all the film has been used before taking it apart.
Step 2. Open the case
Use the flat-head screwdriver to gently pry open the camera against the edges of the housing. Be careful not to touch the printed circuit board or any other metal parts inside.
Step 3. Put on a pair of rubber gloves
There is the possibility of electric shock if you accidentally touch the flash's capacitor, which stores about 300 volts.
Step 4. Locate the capacitor
It is usually a black cylindrical piece with two terminals coming out from the bottom.
Step 5. Discharge the capacitor
Use an insulator-coated tool to avoid electrocution. An insulated tool has a rubber handle that prevents the passage of current so as not to discharge itself on you. Slide the tip of your screwdriver against one of the sealants next to the flash to discharge the capacitor. You should hear a momentary click, followed by the jumping of a few sparks.
- Once the first spark has fired, you won't need to repeat the process. As you remove the circuit board, keep checking the sealants soldered on it, right next to the capacitor.
- You don't have to use a lot of force to slide the tip of the screwdriver. Don't damage the rest of the circuit board by checking the stored active voltage.
Step 6. Remove the board and the capacitor
Once you have dismantled your disposable camera, remove the plate and the capacitor. Mark the battery compartment to find out which is the positive and negative side. It will be easy for you to know which is which, because the device already has a battery.
Please remove the battery from the device before continuing
Method 3 of 3: Build the EMP generator
Step 1. Prepare the cable
Locate your cable and cut it to the length you want. You don't want to have a lot to spare, so the recommended measurement would be 3 inches to 1 foot (7.6 to 30.5 cm). You will connect this wire from the switch to the capacitor. You will also need to peel off the plastic ends.
Step 2. Solder the wire
Solder the wire to one of the capacitor terminals. Use a good quality soldering gun so you don't mess up the circuit board. Solder a bead of resin-free core to the surface. Then attach the cable to the drop by applying heat to it with the gun. It will dry in a short time to form a good bond.
Step 3. Connect the switch
Take the wire you just soldered to the capacitor and attach it to the "off" terminal of the switch. You may need to solder the wire to the switch, but most have screw-in ports for connecting wires.
Step 4. Prepare your coil
Wrap a strip of masking tape around your circular object with the adhesive side facing out until it overlaps. Now take the enamel coated wire and wrap it around 7 to 15 times. Leave a bit to connect the terminals. Do not overlap any part of the coil. Take your time and be precise. Make sure you tighten the cable and that there is no free space.
- Cover the finished wiring with tape to keep it secure.
- Remove the windings from the object by sliding them.
- Cut the coil leads to any length you want, but make sure you have enough to work smoothly.
Step 5. Remove the coated nail polish
Use the sandpaper to file the ends of the wire and remove the polish. This will create a strong connection between the components.
Step 6. Solder the coil to the capacitor
Attach one end of the coil to the other terminal of the capacitor. Be careful and don't screw it up.
Solder on the opposite side of the switch
Step 7. Connect the coil to the switch
Connect one end of the coil to the "on" terminal of the switch.
Step 8. Turn it on when you are ready
Make sure the battery for your device is charged and in place. Try it on a portable video game. The new models may not work. Insert the electronic device into the circular coil and turn on the switch.
Feeling fearless? Separate the solder from the trigger transformer and the xenon flash tube from the printed circuit board. It doesn't matter what you do with them. Another way is to isolate the section of the board with the charger circuit and cut the rest
- Do not activate it near medical equipment or a computer. Don't use it if you have a pacemaker.
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems or tags may be damaged.
- It is illegal to use it for the purpose of property destruction or service interruption (UK and other countries).