Mini Lightning Maker.ASF
This device turns 1.5 volts into many thousands. It is a combination of the ‘Jeanna’s light’ circuit and a simple car ignition coil circuit. The project was inspired by “Kooler’s” ideas and Tesla coil designs. The Jeanna big toroid Joule Thief circuit provides the primary voltage bump. That is then pulsed with a capacitor and spark gap arrangement into a 12 volt car ignition coil. This raises the voltage high enough to jump a 1″ spark gap (in pulses) and fires a small xenon flash bulb. Information on Jeanna’s and Kooler’s circuits can be found at the Energetic Forum under the ‘Big Joule Thief’ thread.