This is a Flyback Transformer connected to a quick charge capacitor and 2 camera flash circuits

Do not attempt this instructable if you have no prior experience with high voltage, or if you have a dodgy heart.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

You will need:
-A soldering iron
-a capacitor (see picture)
-a Flyback Transformer
-a switch
-2 Kodak camera flash circuits
-a battery holder
-2 AA batteries
Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!
Quite honestly, this isn't the greatest way of going about generating high voltage, but if you replaced the charging source with something a little more powerful, wound your own primary coil and selected a capacitor that would resonate with the flyback's secondary coil, and added some sort of solid state triggering mechanism (an IGBT, for instance), then this could get interesting....<br />
&nbsp;thanx 4 your input Xellers, this is my first instructable, so i tried to keep it simple; something you could throw together in 5 mins or so. The only thing i made this circuit for is just for making sparks, nothing practical :)
even that can be done in a simpler way <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Power-Supply-For-Marx-Generator/" rel="nofollow">try this</a>
would this this work better?<br />
That is an inductor, not a capacitor.
<p>well the capacitince isnt that high, so i think that the greenish coloured one would give a better spark but i say go for it! the world was built around tinkering and trying new things.</p>
i didn't understand the first step can someone help me plz<br />
the gettin tha materials step? or the 1 aft it
can i use this cap?<br />
&nbsp;whats the voltage on it
the numbers/letters are; 364j&nbsp; dh<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 250 sa v<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> P.S. i got it from a old tv
um well the voltage is high enough, and the 364j means that its capacitance is about 0.34uF so yea i say go for it but u mite not gt a realli big spark :D<br />
Why use the capacitor across the leads of the output of the Camera Charger Circuits?
because the capacitor gets charged this way. if u hav any suggestions for cool mods to the circuit, i would like to know :)
I got that..<br /> <br /> But what is the fungsjon of it? What does it do?
When the camera circuits are turned on it charges the capacitor. when you press the switch this discharges all the stored energy from the capacitor into the transformer. this small amount of energy (low voltage-200v or so) gets turned into a high voltage spark by the transformer. when you take your finger off the switch microseconds after the spark occurs, the whole process repeats itself.<br />
what should i do with the other pins?<br /> sometimes spark occured between them.<br /> especialy some closest pins with ground pin.<br /> one of pin closest is also draws purple spray, but never spark <br />
&nbsp;cover all of them in hot glue or somethin else. :)

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