I have this circuit simulated on the computer:
(power source is 3 volts)
If the switch is closed, the inductor "charges", when it is open, it discharges. If it is charged for about 7 seconds, I can get upwards of 40kV on the load... So I thought I might build one. Power source is no problem, just 2 double a's.
Inductor is here: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/90
I have switches. My question is: Does anyone know if and where I can find caps, resistors, and diodes that work at such voltages? According to the in-sim clock, the spike is only for about 1 millisecond, and then it dies down to ~3V from the battery. Any help? Is it possible?