Monday, August 27, 2007

Speaking of spare capacitors...

Here's a cool little thing to do with spare capacitors.

I had an old disposible camera and a electro-zapping fly swatter lying around not doing much. I opened the camera and removed the capacitor. I wired said capacitor in-line with bug zapper once I removed the tennis-racket part. I screwed all back together, and looks like this (click on images for bigger versions):


("Say hello to my little friend." -SeaLab 2021)

Then, Mandy took a picture, dragging the shutter. This my little friend discharging on the metal screen in our den. The funny part was, some dude was sitting on the bus bench right outside of it. I wonder what he was thinking.


(First: The metal screen. Next: The cats. j/k)

3 comments:

sis and co said...

pretty impressive...kinda reminds me of the elongated 2 liter bottle deformed by ....some chemicals mixed together...and kicked around the backyard until mom yelled out the window to stop before it exploded

dolemite said...

so macgyver, i have an old microwave laying around, what fun things could i make from that?

Anonymous said...

A spark in time saves nine............