Joel the Joule Thief

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Intro: Joel the Joule Thief

Joel was born around April of 2010 and he loves to steal dead batteries.  He was inspired by https://www.instructables.com/id/The-illuminated-LED-man-or-The-Joule-Thief-man/

He consists of:
- Solid core copper wire for a skeleton
- Vibration mounts for his feet
- Filtering toroid for his torso
- Red enamel wire for a nervous system
- Crimp-on spade and ring terminals for hands
- Prototyping PCB for a head
- A 10-K trimmer for a mouth
- NPN transistor for his nose
- 2 white leds for eyes
- Some sort of copper bushing
- Wire and solder
- And a Sparkfun sticker for character (the flame is a registered trademark of Sparkfun, the sticker was purchased from them)

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    Androgynous14u

    2 months ago

    I love this! Mostly because my name is Joe'l and I recently came to find out the hospital made a mistake and did not put the apostrophe where it should be in my name spelled above. So, I'm Joel. Now, I definitely am going to make this little guy, or some version. :-) Very cute.

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    Yonatan24

    1 year ago

    This is so cute!

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    6teeth

    2 years ago

    10 points from Denmark.

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    GenAap

    6 years ago on Introduction

    He may not stop at batteries... he may start thieving jewels!