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    Can Someone Build Me One Of These Death Ray Machines??


    Linux Forums has many members who tinker around with gadgets and gizmos so I thought this article might interest them.
    Videos show how to turn an old television into a solar-powered death ray that will burn through anything in its path at 2,000F | Mail Online

    I have an old unused TV that I would like to have converted!!
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    Typical Daily Mail, overreacting again. It's a British newspaper. You couldn't build one of those that worked in the UK - there's never enough sun. And you'd be continually wiping the rain off the Fresnel lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    Linux Forums has many members who tinker around with gadgets and gizmos so I thought this article might interest them.
    Videos show how to turn an old television into a solar-powered death ray that will burn through anything in its path at 2,000F | Mail Online

    I have an old unused TV that I would like to have converted!!
    It has to be a rear projection tv like the one I am working on presently cousinlucky. Your old tv won't cut the mustard. I have taken my 52 incher apart and know what they are talking about.
    Here in the desert I would probably get better results than most. But a .22 cal bullet or hail storm or a hard wind like we get would kill that death ray in a second.

    Having said all of that. Yeah, I'll build ya one. Cost $200.00 (payment in advance). Pickup only.

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    What I would like is something to burn or at least jam car stereos and karaoke machines with a range of about 100ft. Damn "neighbors"

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    This looks like it would be nothing more than a dangerous toy and probably turn into trouble in the hands of most users. It's also a waste of good lumber creating that wooden frame and stand. Surely there won't be many builders that will actually use it as a tool for melting their metals or cooking their hotdogs. While I do have a large rear-projection tv that's no longer in use, it's unlikely that I'll be attempting a death ray build anytime soon, as just reading about it more than satisfies my own curiosity.
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    On the other hand, could this begin to use recycled tv's as solar kilns and power arrays?

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