Season 1, Episode 1: Why don’t fish get electrocuted by lightning?

You know that swimmning in water during a lightning storm is a bad idea. You might get electrocuted. So why don’t all of the fish in the water also get zapped? Here to answer this question is Professor Gerald Audette. Okay, we’ve all heard that swimming outdoors during a thunder or lightning storm is a […]

High Voltage Electricity and Water – 4k Slow Motion & Ultra Slow Motion

What’s up guys too they were back in the back. with an experiment that you’re told never to try at home. Today we’re experimenting with water period and high voltage electricity. I’m just kidding. that’s not even my intro. Get that camera out of my face. Welcome back to Warped perception. And this episode is […]

Making an ARC Welder – Part 1 of 2

When I burned up the wires on my first Metal Melter, I decided to turn the transformer core into a stick welder. But one transformer wasn’t enough to actually make it weld anything. In this project we’ll be modifying 2 microwave transformers, because more transformers means more power. For this project I scavenged parts from […]

How to Make The Metal Melter

In a previous video I used a modified Microwave Oven Transformer as an electrical metal melter. In this video you’ll learn step by step how it was made, and what I’m using it for now. In a previous project, I found an old microwave in a dumpster and hacked it open to see what components […]

The Scariac (Poor Mans Variable Power Controller)

Mixing water with electricity is typically discouraged, and for good reason, but in this project we’re pumping electricity into water, and a bit of drain cleaner to create a poor mans power controller. You might have heard of a Variac. This is the Scariac. In a couple of other projects, we fashioned a homemade stick […]

Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!!

A typical resistance spot welder like this can range in price from around $200 to over $800! That’s a little out of my price range, so for this project let’s make this one from common materials, and for just a few bucks! This modified transformer is the heart of the Spot Welder, and you might […]

Making an ARC Welder – Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this project, we scavenged some parts from household appliances, and modified them so we could weld metal. In this project, we’ll be rigging up the electrical system, and adding some finishing touches so that our homemade stick welder is ready for operation. I started this project with a scrap piece of […]

How to make a “super” extension cord (aka power distribution box)

Hi Makers, Builders and Do-It-Yourselfers. Harley here. My wife has this pile of miscellaneous chargers and wall warts and things that need to be plugged in and she only has one outlet. It’s kind of a mess to be changing things back and forth. It’s a messy pile; she doesn’t know what to do with […]

What Really Happens To Your Body When You’re Electrocuted?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. Electricity has allowed for some great things in our world, but it can also be pretty dangerous. In the United States alone, a little under 100 people a year are killed from being electrocuted in the workforce and about another 60 electrocutions occur from consumer products like power […]