I'd like to make a voltage doubler, I've read up on wikipedia and also here. My issue is that I have DC input and I need DC output, first is this even possible, second, if so the problem I'm having, is that I think I'm in over my head. I don't really understand the diagrams or how to read them (what the symbols mean etc).
My experience with electronics is quite limited, suffice it to say I've put a capacitor over an electric motor to evan out the power on an RC car and used variable resisters to control the speed of a motor. And much of this was cargo-culted from forum posts where individuals made some suggestions and I tried them till something worked.