Step 2: Building the chair!
Hurray! Time to create the chair that will be slowly executing your dead batteries! Grab a fist full of popsicle sticks and either a dremel tool or scissors or whatever you can find that will cut through a popsicle stick nicely. I didn't use specific measurements, but after measuring, I found that the pieces that I cut are damn close to usable figures, so I will post them. Your standard popsicle stick is roughly 4 1/2 inches long which works out nicely for us.
Pieces that you will need -
6 - 2inch pieces without the rounded end
2- 2 1/8th pieces without rounded end
2 - 1 5/8th inch pieces without the rounded end
2 - 1 5/8th inch pieces WITH rounded end
2 - 2 1/2 inch pieces WITH rounded end
Take 4 of the 2 inch pieces and stick em together, make sure they are even then sand and elmers glue together, I used some scrap pieces and glued them across all four, bracing them together. You can replace the sanding and elmers gluing with hot glue, I don't like it because it is ugly and not as ridged as white glue. Sanding is important because you will find your glue sticking much better and adhering much quicker.
Anyways, once the four pieces are dry, take the two 1 5/8th inch non rounded pieces, and the two 2 1/8th inch pieces, sand the thin edges and apply some more white glue, then glue to the bottom edge of what is now the chair seat, this will be the trim which will help hide the joule thief.
After that dries, move on to creating the back of the death chair.
Take the two 2 1/5 inch pieces, sand and glue on the back piece of trim on the chair seat, then sand and glue on the last two 2inch pieces to create the chair back.
Wait to dry and on to the arms. You should only have two pieces left, and they should be rounded. Take them and some small pieces of scrap, sand and glue the small pieces to the arm, then to the seat top and chair backing. Wait to dry and you have a chair. . . without the legs. . . but who cares!?