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The Most Painful Toy Hack

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the mind-is-a-terrible-thing-to-tase dept.

Input Devices 8

wintersynth writes "We hacked a toy brainwave reader to electrocute people if their brainwave frequency got too high (by concentrating). We took outputs off of the 5 level LED indicator, put the outputs through a transistor/resistor/relay circuit to give 2 levels of high voltage through an electric shock circuit right into the user's arm."

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Lame. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31372696)


Why? (1)

qsliver (1737040) | more than 4 years ago | (#31374730)


Murder? (1)

greenlead (841089) | more than 4 years ago | (#31375768)

Is there any reason why you feel the need to murder test subjects through electrocution? Is this some new replacement for the electric chair?

Bill Murray (0, Offtopic)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 4 years ago | (#31376776)

I think you've watched Ghost Busters one too many times guys....

You've got it hooked up wrong! (3, Insightful)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#31377036)

Set it up to electrocute the user when they are NOT concentrating, and sell it as a cure for ADHD!

This is actually pretty cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31379534)

They should market it as "HARDCORE ZEN MEDITATION", an efficient method to learn how to relax in 4 easy steps, in the comfort of you own home! No Zen master required, and no silly-ass questions about the Buddha-nature of canines! HI, BILLY MAYS HERE... No, seriously, I could go for such an object that detects brain waves, but maybe the electric shock is overkill. Just an LED that lets you know what state you're in? Could result in interesting party games where you have to remain calm while the other players try to get you excited.

This implementation is sick (1)

billsf (34378) | more than 4 years ago | (#31385218)

Brain waves are VERY low voltage. It takes about 50V to feel a shock. It looks like it feeds-back on itself! Suggestion: Replace the shocker with a buzzer/vibrator.

you are (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31398780)


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