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Building Stuff... (OT?)

Original poster: dave pierson <davep@xxxxxxxx>

NPR/Talk of the Nation/Science Friday had a segment on:
      'build it yourself gadgets'
Apparently a couple of books out on the revival of the
building  hobby.

I was highly amused at the speed with which the 'experts' said:
      Nothing can be built from discarded microwave ovens.

Uhuhhhhhhh.  I suspect visions of safety lawsuits danced thru
their heads.  (to be fair: there ARE 'build it yourself 'death ray'
plans', based  on microwave bits floating about: there are

(Audio clip via www.npr.org, work down to Talk of the nation, show for 1 April.)

Maybe Science Friday could be invited to a Teslathon....