Taser-proof clothing – outlawed in 3, 2, 1…


Make taser-proof clothing with carbon-fiber linings
[Via Boing Boing]

On Hackaday, Shenzhen demonstrates some proof-of-concept “taser-proof clothing” created by adding carbon fiber to the clothes’ lining. The carbon fiber textile can be procured in a variety of forms, including upholstery fabric (58″ wide, $19.50/yard) and peel-and-stick 50cm tape rolls. Shenzhen claims this will work even if the taser’s prongs get to the wearer’s body: “Electric current flows through the carbon tape and not through the human body. Always. Even if the taser’s needle pierced the skin.”


Of course, the next step if this works would apparently be to simply shoot you. But I expect efforts by the authoritarians to make it very hard to get this material if it actually works.

We shall see how this plays our.