Intro: Blowing Up Stuff With Capacitor Bank!
Don't try this at home.
I dug up some capacitors in the basement and decided to hook all of them up in parallel and see what happens when I short them out through different objects.
Stupid you might say, and it is. I'll probibly die of eletricution someday if not today....
Step 1: What Happens When You Hook It Up to 0.7 Pencil?
What happens when you hook it up to 0.7 pencil?
I saw in Popular Science that if you run low voltage and high current through carbon graphite rods, you will create a very intense light, that could possibly blind you if your not wearing welding goggles.
I tried it out with 0.7 pencil led and it was SUPER COOL~.
First the by-products in the led burst on fire, and then the whole piece was glowing intense red, and it seemed to sharpend the end of the led. Later I can product insanely intense light that is brighter than a camera flash with the sharpened end!
Please post more stupid or crazy ideas I should try.
Step 2: Hooking It Up to an LED
NEVER HOOK UP AN LED TO ONE OF THESE THINGS OR A 9 VOLT BATTERY!!!
I first connected an LED to the cap bank in reverse, it got really hot and started to sizzle, and it stinks really really bad. Then I connected the LED in the correct polarity, and it blew up as soon as I connected the wire. The outer layer of LED blow up like a bomb, flying everywhere.Good thing I was waring my goggles, because 1 piece shot right at my eye.
Then I tried to hook up a LED to a fresh 9 volt battery, and it also exploded. Very cool.
Sorry no pictures.. The led exploded too quick for me to take a snap shot, I'll post an exploded led on here sometimes soon.
Step 3: Fun With Tin Foil
Here is what happens when you short out the cap bank with tin foil.