-= DANGER: this instructable deals with high voltage and microwave radiation, don't attempt unless you know what you are doing, I take no responsibility=-
-=just to clear this up, microwaves alone wont give you cancer but it can aid in it=-
Step 1: Health and safety
The guy holding the neon bulb above the magnetron said this-"The photo above is of a neon filled globe being illuminated by the radiation from a 600 watt microwave magnetron. The magnetron makes a nice hand warmer. The funny fringes in the image are caused by the microwave radiation affecting the digital camera."
1. No, it's not dangerous
2. Because I say it isn't
3. Because I've measured.
4. Because I have the equipment.
5. And the know-how.
6. If you think its dangerous then you're wrong.
7. Go play in the freeway.
Step 2: What you will need
1. the high voltage transformer
2. the magnetron
3. the capacitor
4. the diode
5. a 3 prong cord
6. a switch (optional, there are switches in microwave but probably not suitable for this)
7. a waveguide
8. a noise filter (optional, I'm only using one cause my microwave had one)
Because the image note feature is currently not working I'm just going to hope you know what the stuff in the pictures are (on this step), on the next steps I will put what would normally be image notes at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Hook everything together
The first picture is a schematic with both setups I made on paint.
The second picture is the schematic from the microwave oven.
The third picture is the main setup without the magnetron.
The last picture is the main setup with the noise filter.
Step 4: The waveguide
-=the pink insulator at the top of the magnetron is made from beryllium oxide and if crushed and inhaled it can cause an incurable disease in the lungs=-
The first picture shows how waves travel though a waveguide.
The second picture is a magnetron set up on the arm of a satellite dish (not my picture).
The third is the same as the second.
The fourth is something I made in paint.
Step 5: Finshed
-=Thats not my video=-
If your wondering, the song is chop suey by system of a down.