Instructables

How To Make A Heating Sensor From Fluorescent Lamp Starter

  This instructable is about hacking a Fluorescent Lamp Starter and turn it into a heating sensor , It is a very, I mean very, easy Instructable.
  Here is how it works , when you heat the metal chrome part it will shrink and touch the metal wire and close the circuit .

You can download the video and see how it works!

Step 1: What You Will Need

Picture of What You Will Need
Tools:
Pliers

Materials:  
Fluorescent lamp starter

Step 3: Remove The Lamp

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   Open each metal tube by squeezing the tubes with the help of the pliers like shown , then pull the wires form the metal tubes to get the lamp out with the help of the pliers , after you open it,  take the lamp and this plastic thing out like shown , then throw this plastic thing and plastic cap away, we don't need them any more.

Step 4: Break The lamp

Break The lamp with the help of the pliers , you can squeeze it with pliers or hit it with the pliers like shown in the picture ,
throw this glass away and be careful not to cut your self with it , and we are Done!
 
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oliverkellow5 months ago

you are brilliant

Mahmoud Alaa (author)  oliverkellow4 months ago

thank you :D but i have to say unfortunately it's not my idea just sharing :D

clever idea. very nice
Mahmoud Alaa (author)  timothyspirit1 year ago
thanks
sunshiine1 year ago
Nice job!
very cool, what do you plan to use the heat sensor for?
Mahmoud Alaa (author)  amandaghassaei2 years ago
man things . like remar2000's idea
rimar20002 years ago
Very clever use and recycling of a cheap device!

You could use it as a sun tracker, or things so.
Mahmoud Alaa (author)  rimar20002 years ago
thanks for idea , and thanks for the patch