Cooking with a solar death ray

April 6, 2017

YouTuber Craig Beals demonstrates how to use a solar death ray to grill cheeseburgers.

I love watching cooking shows. Whether the chef is putting a twist on classic comfort food or using molecular gastronomy to expand the palate, it's always good television. But in a TV lineup filled with mystery basket ingredients and auctioned sabotages, is there room for a show that combines DIY science and culinary creations? YouTuber Craig Beals has done just that in his latest video where he demonstrates how to use a solar death ray to grill cheeseburgers. Want to build your own death ray? All you need is the fresnel lens from a projection TV and a sunny day.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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