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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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benthekahn
benthekahn

Best Answer 12 years ago

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
deaton

11 years ago

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

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welder guy
welder guy

12 years ago

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

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Dr.Bill
Dr.Bill

Answer 12 years ago

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

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jtobako
jtobako

12 years ago

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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meanbean
meanbean

Answer 12 years ago

lol nice

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randofo
randofo

12 years ago

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
cyc4015

12 years ago

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!