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We've all been there. Right in the middle of a civil disobedience when a law enforcer comes at you with a taser gun and you realise that not only are you about to get neuromuscularly incapacitated, but you look like shit, too.
Hackaday, an internet collective for hackers, have come up with a pretty cool solution: they've discovered that clothing lined with carbon fibre enables you to shrug off those violent electrical currents. They cut open the lining of a coat and attached strips of no sew hem tape topped by carbon fibre tape so that the coat remained flexible. The fibre conducts electricity extremely well, and as the strips were placed close enough together to let the current flow between them, the 'target' was able to absorb the charge without so much as a whimper.
If you wanted to be entirely taser-proof, you could theoretically do this to all your clothes – but maybe it's best to just have one outfit for partaking in activities where you think you might get a good old tasering as a result.
You can check out the hack here.
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