Way OT: new microwave oven [ for those interested ]

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Albert Fish, Oct 21, 2003.

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    Albert Fish Guest

    well, I got the new microwave today and should be getting some
    meaty fireworks this weekend.

    I promised that I would stuff the old one with fireworks
    and post some .mpegs of it going up like a good un.

    watch this space :)

    Albert Fish, Oct 21, 2003
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    Tony Sutton Guest

    Can't wait!
    Tony Sutton, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. In <9lelb.380$>,
    Yay! Are you going to wait until 5 Nov or do it as soon as you're ready?

    Please don't skimp on the MPEG quality ;-).
    Tony Houghton, Oct 21, 2003
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Crazy people, lol, remember don't let the kids see, playing with fireworks
    is dangerous ;-)
    tHatDudeUK, Oct 21, 2003
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    S Akky Guest

    Albert Fish put fingers to keyboard and typed...
    Do you think you could light a firework by placing it in the microwave
    with a bit of metal near the touch-paper and turning it on?
    S Akky, Oct 21, 2003
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Would need a rather long extension cable.... Might need a set of fuses ready
    too :)
    tHatDudeUK, Oct 21, 2003
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    S Akky Guest

    tHatDudeUK put fingers to keyboard and typed...
    I was thinking nuclear fall-out shelter, or at least one of those fume
    cupboards we used to have in the chemistry labs at school :p
    S Akky, Oct 21, 2003
  8. Way to go, you mad sod :D

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    Albert Fish Guest

    For the 'fuse' my intention is to place an old side plate full of disemboweled
    fireworks on the turntable, liberally sprinkled with bits of tinfoil.

    This will be surrounded by catherine wheels and roman candles, all
    araldited to the walls of the microwave to ensure that the main 'event'
    is confined to the microwave and not the lawn.

    I intend to fix a very large rocket (or two) to the interior roof of the microwave
    for a grande finale ... How large ? well, I'm unsure 'til after I'm back from the
    cash n carry warehouse tomorrow but going by their stocks last year they
    will be very large indeed.

    I'm having a few beers with my best friend on thursday night so the final
    arrangement is not yet decided upon.

    However, the whole show will be set off by me stamping on a partially
    inserted (to the extension lead socket) plugtop with camera in hand
    ready to capture the spectacle for posterior.

    As all the electrics are contained inside the box that holds the magnetometer
    and partially protected from high temperatures, the 240V supply to the house
    will be largely unaffaected by the flash, bang and subsequent wallop.

    I will, of course, be using an RCD (in addition to the MCB's on the
    consumer unit) and stout wellies.


    Should I strap the door shut with 3SWG ish wire ?

    Is the addition of small tubs of acetone or IPA going too far ?

    Albert Fish, Oct 21, 2003
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    Marcus Fox Guest

    Don't forget plenty of steel wool.

    Marcus Fox, Oct 21, 2003
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    « Les » Guest

    Try and get some magnesium ribbon. That stuff burns very hot and bright
    doesn't it ;)
    « Les », Oct 21, 2003
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    Marcus Fox Guest

    Same effect really, but easier to obtain. Also, any old circuit boards are
    fun to use as well. The magnetron will induce currents of 3-4 kV between the
    circuit tracks, effectively turning all components into resistors, before
    they explode. Apparently integrated circuits and cpu's are quite
    spectacular. Can't help feeling that the fireworks will overshadow it
    somewhat though.

    Marcus Fox, Oct 21, 2003
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    Odie Ferrous Guest

    <snip> ready to capture the spectacle for posterior.

    Posterior? Did you really mean your goolies, or posterity?

    Odie Ferrous, Oct 22, 2003
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    Paul Brewer Guest

    Paul Brewer, Oct 22, 2003
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    Justin C Guest

    IPA going too far? I don't think so, any traditional ale will be fine
    for such a spectacle.

    BTW, where abouts are you 'cos I'd be happy to supply beer if I can
    come and watch! :)
    Justin C, Oct 22, 2003
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    Albert Fish Guest

    quite a way from the sea :-(

    Albert Fish, Oct 22, 2003
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    tHatDudeUK, Oct 22, 2003
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Extreme - that's why he's waiting to get a new microwave before he
    trashes the old one.
    Rob Morley, Oct 22, 2003
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    DerekR Guest

    Current measured in volts now, is it?
    DerekR, Oct 22, 2003
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Referring to the info in the link. It looks quite benign, just the site
    writer accepts no responsibility and warns of possible damage.
    tHatDudeUK, Oct 23, 2003
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