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Taking apart microwaves can be dangerous, on this instructable I will show you how to take apart a microwave safely and explain the parts and what you...
You will need tools to take apart a microwave, your bare hands won't work. :-)A set of screw drivers with different shapes and sizes.Wire cuttersPlier...
Yeah, thats right, taking apart microwave can be very dangerous if you do it improperly... There is an high voltage capacitor in there that can be st...
Start taking the top cover off carefully and try avoid touching the wiring!
Locate the capacitor, it should be near the big fat chunk of metal, the high voltage transformer. Then get your alligator clips and very carefully tou...
Well, what are you waiting for? Gut the microwave part you want!
After you had gutted the microwave, you can find a lot of pretty good stuff, read on through the instructable to fine out what they are and what you c...
This device, the magnetron, is what heats up our foods...There is hardly any use for this device, but the magnetron have two very large and powerful c...
Now this one, is the most dangerous microwave component of all... The high voltage transformer...The transformer give out 2Kv (2000) AC with outputs o...
You can use those for some of your high power projects like tesla coils, can crusher, ect.
Those things can be useful if you know what you are doing with them...
You can use the fan to cool your self down on a hot day...I used it as a ventilation fan for my workshop to get rid of all or the solder fumes and oth...
Those motors spin very slowly, you can add an plate on it rotors and display your things on the table.
You can use the relay for heavy load switching and if the light bulb still works, you can save it as an replacement bulb for other microwaves.
You could use them as a timer for something?
Sometimes, you can find an thermal fuse(s) in a microwave - often found near the magnetron. They are used to break the circuit from the mains if the m...
The safety switches can be found near the door. You can use it for safety on your other projects or possibly build a beam robot with it...
Very strangely, my microwave has two quartz halogen heater tubes. If you have those tubes, you could use it to make your own heater, or you can salvag...
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