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!


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.