Mini 'Joule Thief'

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Introduction: Mini 'Joule Thief'

About: “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla

Well, it isn't really 'mini' because the small toroids I wound didn't work :/ I used a 2n3904 Transistor since that was all I had.
I included a Lego guy comparison to size. Hope you like it!

http://rustybolt.info/wordpress/?p=499 <-- More info on the coil for making a joule thief

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    i made an itty bitty one :D its really cool, i fit the transistor and stuff IN the torriod, and for anyone who cares, and owns a 3ds, these pictures will show up in 3D on a 3ds's browser!!!!! i just made it, and with not very many windings. AAANNNNDDD... my battery is only at like .9 volts so it works GREAT!!!

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    haha thats nice, I was going to make a smaller one but I didn't have any wire >.<

    lol i was using this as a nightlight and my battery picke a perfect tome to blow up all over it >_<

    I found it in my supply of random junk, but you can make your own with a toroid and wrap it with wire. You can get toroids pretty much anywhere online or from power supplies etc.

    ya its good, i like it.

    It's so cool. The red point on the LEGO minifig hed is the Harry Potter's ray.

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    yeah i know, I use to be a big fan of harry potter!