What can you do with an old, broken, 13-year-old 50″ Toshiba projection TV? Turn it into a functional solar death ray of course, and that’s exactly what Grant Thompson did. Let’s just say that its 2000° beam is lethal enough to melt pennies in seconds. Continue reading to see it in-action.

According to Dvice, “Thompson took the TV and cracked it open and tore through layer after layer until he reached the plastic sheet that he calls a ‘giant virgin Fresnel lens.’ By hoisting them on a wooden frame, he managed to make it focus the sun’s rays in a miniscule point (like a magnifying glass).”

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