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What can i do with the transformer thingy in a microwave? Answered

I decided to take apart an old microwave and found this big, heavy, metal transformer thing and i wanna know what and how to do something with it

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benthekahnBest Answer (author)2009-01-30

Make a spot welder! There's a great instructable on one here. I made one with a microwave transformer and it works great. Takes almost no electrical knowledge.

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deaton (author)2009-05-27

What?? It's not a Klondike bar??

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welder guy (author)2009-02-25

im working on a welder. maybe you should try making a microwave gun

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Dr.Bill (author)welder guy2009-02-27

Ham Radio operators do it all the time. Dr.Bill 73's

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jtobako (author)2009-02-05

Paper weight. Door stop. Boat anchor. Self-defense tool (drop it on their toe and run). Power a microwave... Create a jaccob's ladder. Learn electronics. Create a death ray when combined with the maser unit. Use it as a conversation piece (Say, any idea what to do with...). Use it to get girls (drop it on their head and ask them out when they're still woosy)

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randofo (author)2009-01-30

Unless you are very confident working with electronics, recycle it. The current produced by this type of transformer is very dangerous.

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cyc4015 (author)2009-01-30

Look up cheap welding for punks, it's been in the zeitgeist Instructables for awhile. and if you already have a welder, mail it to me so I can make one!

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