by Thomas Scarborough
Skip the Doctor Visit!
Wart Remover . . . . 30
AVR HyperTerm . . . 36
It’s Time to Play! . . . 44
To find out the level
of difficulty for
each of these
projects, turn to
The scale is from
1-4, with four
the more difficult
projects. Just look
for the Fuzzballs in
the opening header.
You’ll also find
in each article on
any special tools
or skills you’ll
need to complete
NOTE: Consult your physician before using this product. Thoroughly discuss its use and
precautions. The publisher and the author assume no liability for this product’s use or misuse.
The Wart Remover originally came
about by accident. I had a local
infection, which was thought to be
“hiding” from antibiotics, and so I sought to
treat it with Crane frequencies — a range of
electrical frequencies which supposedly
destroy specific microbes.
Without knowing what voltage or current
to apply, the treatment was surprisingly and
completely successful. However, it caused a
little damage to the skin. What if, I thought,
Dr. Crane’s frequencies would cause similar
damage to warts?
My first experiments met with some
success, however, the results were patchy.
There were unexpected failures which, at that
stage, were not understood.
After designing five successive prototypes over a period of a year, I finally achieved
the desired consistency and the final prototype (described here) worked without fail on
small- to medium-sized warts.
A number of prototypes were tested on
several volunteers, as well as being loaned to
two doctors. These achieved close to 100%
success with the common wart (a brown or
skin-colored, rough wart) and 100% success
with the plane wart (a very flat wart).
This does not, of course, guarantee that
the Wart Remover will work in every case.
However, it does offer reason for hope that
the device would be effective in a great
During the 1950s, Dr. John Crane established that a frequency close to the one used
in the present design was one ideally suited
for treating warts and the wart virus. This
frequency is used here with suitable voltage
and current. However, since Crane frequencies
may not be the full explanation for the Wart
Remover’s success, the theory is discussed in
more detail in the sidebar.
While researching this project, I found two
Crane frequencies for warts (2.127 kHz and
21. 27 kHz) and empirically settled on the
It has since been questioned whether Dr.
Crane’s frequencies are at all significant or
whether any frequencies within a few 100 or
even 1,000 Hz would work just as well. I chose
Dr. Crane’s original frequency and, assuming
that this is optimal, close frequencies and
harmonics might yield similar results.
Photo 1. The completed Wart Remover.
Figure 1. Block diagram of the Wart Remover.
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