For a while I have been going into a friends store that sells wood stoves and stuff. So, because I am always looking at things to see if they could be modded into a computer something caught my eye.
He had a small electric wood stove that blows heat, and there is no real fire, just a fake visual.
I measured it, stared at it, measured it again, etc. I thought "why not, winter's just around the corner".
So I finally picked one up and here we go...
Out of the box you can see the fake logs, electric heater is attached to the bottom.
Here is a shot of the unit turned on and you can barely see the fake flames.
Here's how it works.. There is a light inside the back that shines onto a rotating wheel with strips of metal that reflect onto a backer that has flames cut out. Then it projects onto the backside of a glass piece creating the illusion of flames.
So begins the tear down phase..
Man I LUV tearing stuff apart!!
I think by now you can see where this is headed...