How to build a DIY EMP generator

But be careful, can be dangerous!

FPS Weapons has published a video tutorial that show how to build a 8$ handheld EMP generator which can be used to generate a strong enough magnetic pulse to induce an unexpected voltage inside of a piece of digital electronics.

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From Wikipedia:

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), also sometimes called a transient electromagnetic disturbance, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy. Such a pulse’s origination may be a natural occurrence or man-made and can occur as a radiated, electric or magnetic field or a conducted electric current, depending on the source.

EMP interference is generally disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment, and at higher energy levels a powerful EMP event such as a lightning strike can damage physical objects such as buildings and aircraft structures. The management of EMP effects is an important branch of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) engineering.


Be very care if making one of these because the high voltage capacitor will deliver a very painful shock when coming in contact with you, also if the device is used for malicious purposes it is seen as illegal.