I was searching the web when I came across this site: http://www.bigclive.com/stunner.htm. Basically it is a description of the "guts" of a stun-gun. I would like to build something similar as a high-voltage supply, possibly with self-wound transformers to get the optimum set-up.
I have virtually no knowledge of electronics and am having problems in the two following areas; a) identifying what values to select for the components and b) I have no idea of the internal components of what is simply described as an 'oscillator', or how it steps up the voltage. My understanding of an oscillator is a component that turns a continuous DC output to one pulsed at a certain frequency.
Any help would be much appreciated,
With much gratitude, SCB