Joule thief is not working.
I just made a joule thief and my led is not lighting up. I put a single AA and it wont power. My led does though require 3.6v and i gave it 3.7v for a few seconds and the transistor became extremely hot. Is there something i am doing wrong?
I have a 1k resistor, a 2N2222 transistor, a led that requires 3.6v and 30ma, regular wire 26 awg, and a toroid bead.