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Post by JJW009 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:44 pm

My microwave has had it. As is the way in this age of disposable white-goods, I can replace it for ?30 which is bound to be cheaper than welding it back together. So the question is; what should I do with a fully working 650Watt microwave unit and power supply?



I'm thinking I can build a long-range wave-guide, or possibly use it as a MASER exciter. The beam of microwaves can then be directed at a small target from some distance. Perhaps up to 100 yards as a standard ray-gun, or 100 miles if I get the MASER working.



Microwaves can allegedly be used to alter the mental state by re-modulating your brain waves.



They can disrupt or destroy electrical equipment.



They can generate static discharges in the target, which can be modulated to speak or sing.



For example - if I pointed it at my neighbours TV it would first destroy it with a loud flash-bang, and then cause it to make ghostly noises while generating a blue aura around it.



Probably best not to point it at military air craft - it would set off the homing-missile alert systems and possibly cause me to be shot at. Speed traps might be a safer target though.



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Post by RedeyesUK » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:13 pm

Hmm, tricky. Only one microwave and so many uses! <!--emo&:o--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' /><!--endemo-->



The ghostly aura thing sounds like a winner - the question is, how much do you like your neighbours? I can see them being a little upset if you first destroy their telly, then make them think it was haunted. People can be funny like that. <!--emo&:rolleyes:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='rolleyes.gif' /><!--endemo-->



If you go to your local <s>rubbish tip</s> recycling centre, I'm sure you'll find plenty of old (or not so old) microwaves there, so why not bag a couple and do all the options on the list? Or maybe you could combine them to make a super high powered whatever.
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Post by ilovefootball » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:04 am

Point it at the local phone exchange. You'll knock out phones etc for miles around.



I'm sure BT will be delighted
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Post by paulpowers » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:30 am

<!--emo&:rant:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/4013/140/emo/angry1.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='angry1.gif' /><!--endemo--> My tiniternet goes down and Im gonna hunt you down and microwave your brains <!--emo&:rant:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/4013/140/emo/angry1.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='angry1.gif' /><!--endemo-->



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Post by ilovefootball » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:38 am

Lmao.
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Post by jonlumb » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:43 am

Mind Control FTW! </div>




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Post by JJW009 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:04 pm

LOL, I just recycled it today as it happens!



I've been driving around with it in the car for months <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by jonlumb » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:26 pm

JJW009 wrote:LOL, I just recycled it today as it happens!



I've been driving around with it in the car for months <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Please tell me it was wired up to the battery and actually used whilst in the car </div>




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Post by JJW009 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:22 pm

jonlumb wrote:
JJW009 wrote:LOL, I just recycled it today as it happens!



I've been driving around with it in the car for months&nbsp; <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Please tell me it was wired up to the battery and actually used whilst in the car
Only to kill the speed cameras <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by Freebo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:46 pm

you could have gotten a pin and put bluetac on it and made the plasma glow, i always wanna do that <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by paulpowers » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:02 am

or done the grape plasma thing

or seen if bee's really do explode in a microwave

Or connected it to a battery and put loads of metallic objects in to make it blow up </div>




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Post by jonlumb » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:47 am

paulpowers wrote:or done the grape plasma thing
Done that one. Was ok, but not that impressive. Importantly we didn't kill the microwave. </div>




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Post by paulpowers » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:23 pm

jonlumb wrote:
paulpowers wrote:or done the grape plasma thing
Done that one. Was ok, but not that impressive. Importantly we didn't kill the microwave.
<!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo--> shame you didnt kill the microwave imagine the fun you could have had with it <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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