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'[EE]: What good is a microwave?'
2002\05\23@034345 by Pic Dude

Got an old microwave unit that works, but is unused and been sitting around
collecting dust for years.  Instead of the Ebay hassle to get $20 for it,
are there
any good parts I can swipe out of it?  I'm thinking of the display and
panel, power supply and motor.  However, being a microwave, I don't want to
just pop it open and start experimenting, without having a plan first.

Then again, should I even bother?  I could just donate it to charity...


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2002\05\23@042543 by Ashley Roll


For one thing.. Put an old CD-ROM* in it you don't want..

Label up. Set for High, Switch on. :) very cool effect.. stinks though so
you may want to do it in a "well ventilated area".

Also try "stacking" then with a centimetre or two between them. Cardboard
makes a nice holder for this purpose.

There are other interesting microwave oven "experiments" out there on the
net.. apparently, grapes can be make to explode or rocket around..

* like that heap of useless AOL CDs.. Wasn't it nice how they used to send
out floppies.. at least they had _some_ use.


Ashley Roll
Digital Nemesis Pty Ltd
Mobile: +61 (0)417 705 718

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2002\05\23@210057 by Scott Stephens

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From: "Pic Dude" <spam_OUTpicdudeTakeThisOuTspamAVN-TECH.COM>
Subject: [EE]: What good is a microwave?

> Got an old microwave
> any good parts I can swipe out of it?

The 2 KV transformer makes a hot Jacob's ladder but will kill you dead if
you let it bite you. It even has a magnetic shunt current limiter. You might
build a cute little jewelry furnace. Common ceramic magnets absorb
microwaves and get hot. If you're real clever, you might turn it into an
electrode-less CO2 laser or build a microwave particle accelerator and
synthesize radio-isotopes in your very own nuclear reactor 8^)


Democrats tax and spend, Republicans borrow and spend.

War on poverty! War on drugs! War on education! War on terrorism!
Does government fix problems, or exploit and aggravate excuses to tax and

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