This instructable is about hacking a Fluorescent Lamp Starter and turn it into a heating sensor , It is a very, I mean very, easy Instructable.
Here is how it works , when you heat the metal chrome part it will shrink and touch the metal wire and close the circuit .
You can download the video and see how it works!
Step 1: What You Will Need
Fluorescent lamp starter
Step 2: Start Hacking
First,open the Fluorescent Lamp Starter with the help of pliers and remove the cap like shown in the picture.
Step 3: Remove the Lamp
Open each metal tube by squeezing the tubes with the help of the pliers like shown , then pull the wires form the metal tubes to get the lamp out with the help of the pliers , after you open it, take the lamp and this plastic thing out like shown , then throw this plastic thing and plastic cap away, we don't need them any more.
Step 4: Break the Lamp
Break The lamp with the help of the pliers , you can squeeze it with pliers or hit it with the pliers like shown in the picture ,
throw this glass away and be careful not to cut your self with it , and we are Done!
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