US Patent Office approves microwave gun, publishes DIY instructions

Microwaves: weapons of destruction AND great for roasting chicken!And yet another citizen of the realm of science fiction attempts to make beam guns a reality with the Microwave-oven beam gun

As we all know, a microwave can burn through meat and skin (as proven by fresh chicken left in a microwave oven for too long); destroy electronics and induce high voltages in chips and wires; cause sparks on metallic objects; as well as induce detonation in improvised explosives by exciting unstable chemicals…all these simply by pointing a concentrated beam of microwaves.

It all sounds cool, that’s true, but it also sounds complicated as magnetrons which can handle up to a megawatt is necessary for this idea to become feasible. However, this was all solved by a couple of inventors from New Mexico who came up with the idea to simply take the needed number of magnetrons from common, household microwave ovens, slap them together in the back of a mobile generator, and combine their output into one solid beam. How many microwave ovens do you need to hack in order to create your own mini Death Ray? About 300, apparently,  since each household magnetron takes on about one kilowatt.

This so-called microwave gun is a good idea, but many are questioning the US Patent Office’s own idea of putting out a complete set of instructions on how to assemble this machine on the internet, for everybody to see, and we mean EVERYBODY, including dateless geeks, terrorists, and that girl you stood up on prom night.

So, if your new neighbor has a shipload of ovens delivered to his or her garage, or you hear news about a kitchen appliance delivery truck being hijacked, be wary and start reaching for that Cling Wrap.

Microwaves: weapons of destruction AND great for roasting chicken!And yet another citizen of the realm of science fiction attempts to make beam guns a reality with the Microwave-oven beam gun

As we all know, a microwave can burn through meat and skin (as proven by fresh chicken left in a microwave oven for too long); destroy electronics and induce high voltages in chips and wires; cause sparks on metallic objects; as well as induce detonation in improvised explosives by exciting unstable chemicals…all these simply by pointing a concentrated beam of microwaves.

It all sounds cool, that’s true, but it also sounds complicated as magnetrons which can handle up to a megawatt is necessary for this idea to become feasible. However, this was all solved by a couple of inventors from New Mexico who came up with the idea to simply take the needed number of magnetrons from common, household microwave ovens, slap them together in the back of a mobile generator, and combine their output into one solid beam. How many microwave ovens do you need to hack in order to create your own mini Death Ray? About 300, apparently,  since each household magnetron takes on about one kilowatt.

This so-called microwave gun is a good idea, but many are questioning the US Patent Office’s own idea of putting out a complete set of instructions on how to assemble this machine on the internet, for everybody to see, and we mean EVERYBODY, including dateless geeks, terrorists, and that girl you stood up on prom night.

So, if your new neighbor has a shipload of ovens delivered to his or her garage, or you hear news about a kitchen appliance delivery truck being hijacked, be wary and start reaching for that Cling Wrap.

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