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About: I am a passionate inventor who is always thinking of new ideas and making them a reality. I do not attend MIT, that is just where I want to go when I grow up.

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    73 Discussions

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    Astrasekar

    1 year ago

    need help immediately, steps have been deleted from the site, we need help with the project so please look into this and reply asap

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    ndawood777

    1 year ago

    So if i actually make this will it work?

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    Reid G

    2 years ago

    So does it work or not. I'm not making it if it doesn't. You have a comment from a few months ago that says it doesn't actually work but another from a couple years ago that says it does.

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    MITinventorbotReid G

    Reply 2 years ago

    It does not work, however, the concept works. If you want to improve on the circuit schematic, I am sure you can get it to work. Good luck!

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    EduardoM189MITinventorbot

    Reply 2 years ago

    pleaseplease!! i need help! does it ACTUALLY WORK i need it and i CAN NOT WASTE TIME

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    MITinventorbotEduardoM189

    Reply 2 years ago

    In theory, yes. In actuality, no. I put the design up here with the hope that somebody else would be able to make it work. I am sorry for any inconvenience.

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    madeline21

    2 years ago

    hey, i did this project and use all of the same supplies but it is not working. do you have any reasons as to why it might not work?

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    PriyanshuS11

    2 years ago

    Hey, can you please tell me that the output is dc or ac and also what is output voltage I want to use your design and in place of led I will place Pololu 5V Step-Up Voltage Regulator U1V11F5 will it work please help me
    Please reply fast... I need to know urgently because I am creating a phone charger out of this

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    PriyanshuS11

    2 years ago

    Hey, can you please tell me that the output is dc or ac and also what is output voltage
    Please reply fast... I need to know urgently because I am creating a phone charger out of this

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    amackinnon2

    3 years ago on Introduction

    So, I will try to be nice but did you when you did your school project give the correct credit to a girl who did this many years ago? I certainly hope so, In most schools today this would be a failing mark if you did not. Good work, nice instruction http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/160003-15-year-old-girl-invents-flashlight-powered-by-the-heat-of-your-hand

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    ChickBangamackinnon2

    Reply 2 years ago

    I'll try to be nice, but this girl invented nothing, this isn't plagerism, just like plugging in a light bulb into an electrical outlet doesn't get you a plagerism citation just because someone did it before you

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    Uproar01.amackinnon2

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I'll try to be nice, if you actually did your research you'll find that girl invented nothing new at all, I should also mention a site called thermalforce has been selling similar flashlights almost a decade, how I know this? I too had the very same idea.

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    sebeTNTUproar01.

    Reply 3 years ago

    they are selling thier website so there is nothing to buy

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    Alligatorrr

    2 years ago

    Whats the independent and dependent variable in this experiment?

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    TejasB4

    2 years ago

    Hey....I tried to make it too. But, my flashlight is not working! I've used the same things you have but the TEC12706 instead of the one you have...
    Please help me!!!! I have to submit it tomorrow! Please!
    Thank you :)

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    DennisM131

    2 years ago

    where do i solder the usb charging circuit?