Posts tagged ‘Joule Thief’
This is an experiment generating electricity from scrap metal.
Made my 2nd Joule Thief today, a little different than the first one.
How does the number of turns in the toroidal inductor affect the performance of a Joule Thief?
To make one of these, you need to start with a toroid, which is a piece of ferrite (Iron) shaped like a doughnut. You will also need wire. I used 0.3mm coated copper wire.
I’ve been wanting to do this for many months. I finally got some scrap parts together and made my first Joule Thief. This circuit milks the last bits of energy out of your “dead” batteries.
Circuit diagram, video, pictures, and observations included…
I tried making the Joule Thief as shown in a Make video from makezine.com.
The results were not as expected, but I found a variation of the Joule Thief circuit that worked better for me. I share some of the results with you in this post.