Step 5: Finshed

In this picture all of the connections are made except the transformer core is not grounded and one of the terminals broke of the transformer so I have to solder that back on, aside from that I just need a waveguide and I'll be done. My parents would freak out if they saw this so I've got to keep it secret and I'll have my uncle watch me play with it so they think I'm being "safe" with it :D my uncle is an engineer, so while they still cant seem to figure out I know what I'm doing they know my uncle dose. 

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If your wondering, the song is chop suey by system of a down.

Hi i was wondering why youre feeding the magnetron housing with 2kv dc thru the diode
<p>He isnt. The magnetron housing is at ground.</p>
<p>could you get a tighter beam or is 35 deg set in stone</p>
i made one, but without the waveguide. A lesson to everyone, don't do it without the guide, it screws woth your head and make the lights go wierd throughout the house.
<p>yea ... you got lucky. the microwaves could blind you if your not careful.</p>
<p>Insects do not have enough water content to be affected by microwaves but humans do, especially in places such as eyeballs, brains, hearts and testicles (where your genetic progeny come from). I have only two words for those who would do this WITHOUT knowing EXACTLY what they are doing: DARWIN AWARD. Great research on the safety aspects, it looks like you were quite successful in making the HERF gun and I would love to see your next project.</p>
<p>can you use this to jam a radar gun?</p>
You should warn people about that capacitor.
<p>Tampering with anything you know nothing about, without astute caution, is what step 7 is for: &quot;7. Go play in the freeway.&quot; ...Same ends...</p><p>But people have a hard time learning from their mistakes if they're dead so I agree, it would be good to throw some warnings around, maybe some nice caution-yellow images with silhouette people being vaporized or dismembered. You know, something nice. </p>
Awesomeness! what kind of killing power does this device have at long range? Is it possible to shield yourself or an object from this kind of attacking force? Is microwave radiation effective in submarine environments or dense jungle? Thank you for your precautions and details.
umm could you redo this one with a step by step for people who don't know how to read schematics?
Learn electronics and how to read schematics. Regardless of what it says, this Instructable IS dangerous: not the radiation, but many other parts are extremely dangerous if you don't know much about electronics. See this comment on another 'ible:<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/step2/Prepare-the-Transformers/?comments=all#CVPQBOAGU7F3451" rel="nofollow"> http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/step2/Prepare-the-Transformers/?comments=all#CVPQBOAGU7F3451 </a><br> <br> If you can't read schematics, that generally means you don't know much (AKA anything) about electronics (and I think that schematics are pretty self-explanatory anyway). Without knowledge and precautions, you could be smoking and dead before you hit the ground.
can i do it without a HVD at all? <br>
Jimmy Proton...could you put more information about the transformer used in this project , the voltagem of capacitor and the diode, filter etc ...I have a big interest to build this and crash the noises neighboors...thanks for everything!
everything you need is contained in the microwave oven
Does the polarity matter for magnetrons?
I wouldn't think so
A very intresting web for hobbiest
Hey I was just wandering what the exact values for your transformer, diode and Cap are?
Cool instructable, but I believe you are off on your wavelength calculation. Magnetrons produce about 2.45 GHz so that gives you: <br> <br>(3*10^8 m/s) / (2.45 * 10^9 Hz) = 0.1224 m <br>0.1224 m / 0.0254 m/inch = 4.821 inches <br> <br>When I built one a while back I was able to light up a CFL at greater than 8 ft away. <br> <br> <br>
why kinda files u burn into those cd's with that :D (jk)
Hey. Really nice intractable. I like this. I have a 700 watt magnetron capacitor transformer ect. To run it. At only 700 watts if a waveguide was applied, would the microwaves radiating be strong enough to have effects on me or other people that would happen to be behind this thing? If this does happen to leak a risky amount how can I stop that and tell where and how powerful the radiation is leaking?<br>Thanks! Once again like you intractable a lot!
Should my hard really heat up so much even if I am 2 meters away ?<br>It is nice in the winter but it doesn't heat up all my body only a small part .<br>Can it be made to better heat the entire body?<br>Thanks! cool instructable!
Are you using this thing to heat up your body???
Yep , works nice - I now placed it further away and it heats up all my body evenly .<br>I checked and 2.5Ghz shouldn't cause cancer (it is none ionizing frequency) and shouldn't cause any damage to the DNA .. I hope wikipedia is correct ..
It is true that microwaves cant cause cancer because they are lower than the ionization level required to cause cancer but it can cause blindness, damage cells by over heating and maybe even sterilization... I certainly wouldnt stand in front of the thing just for those few reasons and im sure there are more but i may suggest covering your penis in aluminum foil and were glasses with metal screens that can absorb the microwaves.
I guess I wasn't sarcastic enough .. guys - Only a CRAZY person would get close to these extremal strong microwave radiation!!! - I saw the movie on you tube .<br>Man - there are 4 different interlock mechanism on the microwave preventing leaks in case of damage to the device .<br>Although my home phone work on same freq 2.4Ghz - it is only 100mW and not 500W (x5000 times more).<br>I was just joking - need to clarify this in case some layman actually tries it .<br>Sorry :-)<br>
lol well actually some say they are safe to play with unless youre just completely stupid with it but there are people out there that would microwave themselves just to warm up..lol
i wish i could &quot;like&quot; this comment.<br><br>also, i love the line &quot;NEVER get inside a microwave and close the door, you can't always get out&quot;.
So if you scale this up with sheilded protection you could use it as a excavator to do construction like what they use a breaker or rock drill to do.Break rocks in a more uniform manner with 100% accuracy and a done in like minutes.
i think you need something like this to disaggregate rock: http://hackaday.com/2010/10/23/marx-generator-knocks-our-rocks-off/<br><br>looks breathtaking...
Probably not, it would just heat them up (given that they have moisture in them) and may possibly thermal them but I doubt you could make a vary efficient rock crusher out of this.
I'm curious as to the orientation of the magnetron's antenna in relation to the waveguide. Does it need to be perpendicular to the waveguide (meaning the RF energy radiates perpendicular to the antenna) or can it be in line with the waveguide (meaning the antenna is near-omnidirectional, so orientation is negligible)? The antenna on the magnetron I have has a cylindrical shape, but then tapers off in a conical shape.
First off how do you tell what to hook up on the capatictor because i cant figure out because it has 4 hookups.
I can't fully tell what hooks up to what, could you post a schematick showing it all?
There is a schematic on the next step.
But both of the schematics show the capatictor with only two leads and not the other two.
I have never seen a microwave cap with four leads and i really dont know what they might be for.
Here let me refrase that, the microwave capacitor has four different little parts coming out that you can hook wires up to on the schematics only two wires are connected and in the picture of yours, three are connected.
I know what your talking about now, where it shows wires connecting, they connect on the terminals on the capacitor.
Oh, now I think i see what connects to what. the first wire (far left) connects to the magnatron and the diode goes to the ground, the middle wire is from the transformer same as the red wire. If i hadn't lost my magnatron a long time ago I would be building right now, but sense i can't find it i am using the trans. and the cap. for i high voltage rail machine gun. once i find a new microwave oven i'm defenatly building this with one mod so i can have my death ray! muhahahahaha!
So finally, a way to really go after all the mosquitoes in my yard! Besides chasing around with a hand-held version on an extension cord, what about aiming the waveguide straight up, and have a UV tube suspended on a string above that. The tube will light up from the microwave, attracting mosquitoes to the airspace above the waveguide where they get warmed up and fry. Maybe a pane of glass across the waveguide and a weather-proof enclosure for the rest? Probably a lot quiter than a standard bug zapper.
That probably dont work because they microwave quickly loose their power.
What? You mean the electrical circuit fails? Why?
They spread out as soon as they leave the magnetron.
Oh. You mean the power intensity per cubic-inch drops-off logarithmically? But that would also begin to happen while the energy is passing through the horn.<br><br>I looked up what anyone else may have been doing as far as trying to microwave a mosquito or any small flying insect, and it doesn't look like it'll work. The mosquitoes are too small. There's some debate over why. Maybe the size of their body is no good as a receiving antenna, maybe they fly into the dead spots in the radiation pattern.<br><br>So it looks like to make my idea work, I'll need a much higher frequency magnetron, with a wavelength of about a millimeter.
I'm not to sure what that first part meant, I'm not that smart. I guess that because they're so small the dont absorb a sufficient amount of radiation to die, an x-ray tube should do the trick.
http://www.zipheron.com/projects_inverseSquare.html - this site has a nice explanation of what I thought you meant.

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