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Build a small Electric Fan from a scrap microwave oven

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Hi There, 

Did you know we can salvage lots of item from an Old Microwave Oven? Yes we Can!

First, there is that large transformer which we  can convert to an electric welding machine.

Second, there is a small gear motor ( that turns the carousel) where we can use for a slow speed projects like a mirror ball motor..

Third, a microwave oven has this heavy duty blower fan, where we can use as an mini desk fan, this is where our instructables is featured..

best for those who are into renewable energy, this project does not consume lots of energy..

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Step 1: Materials and tools needed

Materials:

1. old microwave oven.
2. any small LCD monitor stand or the like! i am planning to build one out of wood for a more pleasing design.
3. AC line cord with plug. i salvage one from a dvd player.
4. AC line cord switch. i used an AC plug adapter with switch.

Tools Needed.

1. Screw driver set. (to dismantle the Oven)
2. Wire cutter and stripper
3. Soldering iron and soldering Lead.

Step 2:

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Very simple! distructables the Microwave oven...remove the small cooling fan. 
mount the fan on any suitable stand..solder a line cord to the two ac terminal, add 
switch if preferred.

save other microwave parts for other projects!
1. the big transfomer
2. small gear motor
3. small bulb with receptacle
4. lots of microswitches.
5. touch panel or timer switch
6. Electronic board if available.
7. pyrex round plate.
8. lazy susan roller.
9. etc, etc.

Step 3: Another oven for parts!

Picture of another oven for parts!
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ARJOON3 years ago
i already made one last year using a helping arm and a testube holder. i replaced the motor with a 12 small motor just to avoid insulating wires etc because 12v is way to low to get a shock from this small project
app03 years ago
to photo in step 1:
MMM... SPAM! :))
mnmc103 years ago
you can also use the geared motor of the rotating tray to turn a whole bbq chicken.
profpat (author)  mnmc103 years ago
Great Idea! another reuse of the geared motor..
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