Intro: High Voltage EPROM Man
Meet EPROM Man. He has an EPROM body, bulb socket head, with a 16MHz crystal for eyes, fuses for arms, fuse clips for hands, adjustable caps for knee caps, and MOSFET feet. He was inspired by a similar robot that my Father in Law made many years ago.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
Step 2: Schematic
Connect the positive end of your battery to the toggle switch and the negative end directly to the high voltage generator. Solder some thick wire to the output of your high voltage generator. Be sure to insulate as much as possible to prevent sparks inside your enclosure. If you're unsure, just use hot glue. One thing to consider is that 9V batteries do not have a very large capacity and will not last very long in this configuration. Using multiple AA batteries would last much longer.
Step 3: Be Creative
Once you have everything wired up, solder your components together and use glue where necessary. Be creative and make what ever you feel like making. If you want to have arcs in the window of the EPROM like mine, make sure your arms and hands are electrically connected to the EPROM pins.
WARNING: This is high voltage so please be careful when supplying this with a high capacity source.
Before you make any assumptions as to how dangerous this is, consider the following:
1. The gloves aren’t for shock protection, I just like gloves.
2. The voltage is about 12kV-16kV measured with a high impedance HV meter not the 400kV that the module claims.
3. This is using a simple voltage multiplier found in most cheap stun guns on the market that are designed to output less than 10mA for safety reasons when used as intented. Add that with the fact that I’m using a 9V battery as the source that has a very low output capacity and you'll see that this thing is only capable of a few milliamps.