Stuffing A PC Inside A Microwave Is A Terrible Idea But Also Makes For A Cool Mod
Some mods are born out of ingenuity, others born out of necessity. Still, we love to see the combination of the two meeting and the microwave computer case build is just that.
A man in Brazil who lost his job during COVID decided to make a microwave PC in order to save money— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) November 7, 2022
He built this fully operational for just $900 pic.twitter.com/UxRRtqgtcl
Obviously putting metal in a working microwave is bad, so we don't recommend shoving your PC into a microwave and turning it on. However, there are certain facts about how a microwave is built that actually make building inside of one seem almost sensible. First of all, they are usually already grounded quite well, are shielded which can prevent additional electrical interference, and are insulated—often with some form of ventilation already built-in. They are little computers, after all. So our intrepid inventor decided that "starting the microwave" would also start his PC. Additionally the door makes it relatively easy to access the hardware if maintenance is needed.
While it's difficult to say exactly what parts are inside the device from photos and video Twitter, Jake Lucky claims the total cost of the build was around $900. Now we're wondering what this guy would build if he won the lottery.