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A Pretty Joule Thief

Instructables user robomaniac wrote a project called the Desktop Energy Seed Lamp. It’s a joule thief, but one that has multiple color LEDs and a switch that controls each one.  The instructable is pretty well explained – check it out!

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Thanks, robomaniac!

Gutting Old CLFs

As we all know, CFLs are difficult to recycle, even though they have their good qualities.  According to Instructables user “unknownpocketnerd,” we now know how to cannibalize a CFL for parts to make a Joule Thief and a small step down DC converter from CFL guts!  Thanks, unknownpocketnerd!

Check out the CFL cannibalization Instructable.

Unknownpocketnerd has 4 instructables, check them out.