Watch the Scary Power of a Microwave Make Plasma and Burn Things

By Casey Chan on at

Yowza. Here’s a crazy rigged contraption that uses microwave energy from cavity magnetron to generate plasma and burn the heck out of things faster than you can warm a toastie. We can see it squeeze out plasma in a lightbulb, shatter glass and make basically anything burn. It’s a neat exercise to show how powerful microwaves are.