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 Post subject: Make a USB popcorn maker...Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:14 pm
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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:05 pm
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I call shenanigans

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:50 pm
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Yeah, that's total BS. You can't get enough heat from 500 mA to pop popcorn. And those lights?? Total farce.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:31 am
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Nope, I just don't see it happening. Me sees what amounts to BS!

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:58 am
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500 ma time 5 volts = 2.5 watts, which is 8.5 BTU.

maybe if he left it running for about 8 months it could build up the heat to pop a kernel or two - and if the ambient air temp was 250 degrees to help it along

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:11 pm
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CharBroiled wrote:
500 ma time 5 volts = 2.5 watts, which is 8.5 BTU.

maybe if he left it running for about 8 months it could build up the heat to pop a kernel or two - and if the ambient air temp was 250 degrees to help it along

Ah, note the bulbs. I see two in parallel and they seem to be 2.5 Volt 300 mA bulbs.

Now I believe for a good Pop in Popcorn you need about 300 F. (about 150 C). I dunno, given 8 months with an ambient of 250 as you mention it may work. Assuming the popcorn doesn't get stale and dry out in which case it won't pop.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:48 pm
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Yea, when I saw it, I thought it was total BS, just wanted to see what you peoples thought.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:33 pm
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It's probably the ole' magnetron under the table routine again.

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