Difference between revisions of "DIY Spot Welder"

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# Take apart [[Sunbeam 1050W Microwave|Microwave]]. (Harvest all the fun parts)
 
# Take apart [[Sunbeam 1050W Microwave|Microwave]]. (Harvest all the fun parts)
 
# Cut/Drill out the Secondary coil.
 
# Cut/Drill out the Secondary coil.
# Acquire Low gauge wire for secondary.
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# Acquire Low gauge wire for secondary. (Went with 6 guage)
 
# Hook it all up and try not to kill self.
 
# Hook it all up and try not to kill self.
  
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|[[Image:DIYSpotWelder01.jpg|thumb|Transformer sans Secondary]]
 
|[[Image:DIYSpotWelder01.jpg|thumb|Transformer sans Secondary]]
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|[[Image:DIYSpotWelder02.jpg|thumb|Spot Welder]]
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|[[Image:DIYSpotWelder03.jpg|thumb|LED leads damaged by too many electricities]]
 
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Revision as of 07:53, 6 June 2012

Creator:
EnabrinTain
Status:
Planning/Resource Collection
Born On:
09:09, 5 June 2012 (CDT)
Last Updated:
07:53, 06 June 2012 (CDT)

Overview

So I really like the simplicity of this. So I'm building one. I took apart a random microwave I found in the Electronics Storage Area and rescued its transformer. A bout with the cutoff tool and drill press (oh and a flat-head screwdriver and rubber mallet), and the transformer is freed of its secondary!

Process

  1. Take apart Microwave. (Harvest all the fun parts)
  2. Cut/Drill out the Secondary coil.
  3. Acquire Low gauge wire for secondary. (Went with 6 guage)
  4. Hook it all up and try not to kill self.


Fun Pics

Transformer sans Secondary
Spot Welder
LED leads damaged by too many electricities