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Hi Mad Dog,
Welcome to our forum. ;D
You have the weak electronic circuit from a disposable camera's flash, not a powerful circuit for a stun gun. Now its weak oscillator slowly charges its high voltage capacitor, it makes a single spark then charges the capacitor slowly again.

I have never seen a disposable camera's flash circuit but guess it flashes every 15 seconds. So for sparks to appear continuous the power needs to be 150 times higher (10 sparks per second).
The circuit needs a complete re-design to boost its power 150 times. 

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Posted from University of Guelph.
For educational purposes only.

Note that stun guns do not harm people. This can only be done by an idiot who gets his hands on one. Stun guns have no intentions at all.
Take care with this project, Mad_dog. You are playing with high voltage. Be responsible.


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[glow=green,2,300]Wow, as soon as I learn schematics, this (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/hv/stungun/stungun.html) is definately going to have to be one of my projects.  Though I think I'll start with Mad_Dog's more playful gun first.  His isn't dangerous, me and a friend spent out freshman math class taking turns zapping ourselves with one.  It does feel uncomfortable, but isn't dangerous.[/glow]

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I made a stun gun from a camera flash, how can i make it so it constintly sparks accros the points?

guide to making a camera flash stun gun here: http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/181/48/

[glow=green,2,300]Okay Mad Dog, I'm having a problem now.  Out of boredom, on the way home I was taking pictures, which activated the flash.  So, I remove the battery and start working on it.  So far, so good, except, even without the battery, it won't stop ZAPPING ME.  Is there anyway for me to drain what's left of the charge without continually zapping myself?  I don't like being zapped...[/glow]
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