Joule Thief Ultraviolet LED Wilby’s Bird Experiment
This was a very creative answer to the question I asked in my last video. The question was, how to pulse the AA battery to keep the supercaps charged enough to light the ultraviolet leds (with black light painted tubes attached) lit without using any more energy. (Like a 555 timer circuit) Wilbyinebriated over at Overunitydotcom came up with the “drinking Bird” suggestion which is what you see here. So, I am calling this the Wilby’s Bird experiment. I have more tweaking to do on the timing as the dwell is not long enough but this looks like my answer. Thanks Wilby, and thanks to all the good folks over at Overunitydotcom in the Joule Thief topic. PS This may or may not extend the run time of the single AA battery, I suspect it will but we will see. Thanks for watching.