With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Make a better than avarage tv antenna that costs over 70$ using only 10$ worth of household items that work even better than a normal antenna !
You will need an old desk lamp that costs less than 5$ new.
Now Inside the lamp you`l find a small light bulb socket , unscrew it , it only has one screw holding it !
You will find that the socket is connected by 2 electrical wires one + and one - cut them off but don`t pull out the cable inside the ...
Now concentrate on the back of the lamp, using a drill you can make a 2,5 square cm hole , but since i did not dispose of a ...
Take 2 ordinary table spoon forks that usually costs around 50 cents each , now straighten them up so that they don`t have that small curve .
Now bend the fork tips bend the 2 outer tips at 90* and the 2 inner tips only at 75* .
Now hold the forks together , if you did everything right then it looks like a steel spider shape !
Take a simple shoe lace !
Wrap the shoe lace around the forks to hold them tight together !
Remember the wire that we left in the lamp ? well take it and connect it 2 the forks , one cable on each fork !
Now take the forks with the cable and insert it to the lamp where the socket was and place it tight in the hole.
Take an old pair of rabbit ear antenna from an old radio or stereo or buy it for aprox. 4$
My Lamp had a very small support leg similar to a jaw and i simply added the rabbit ear antenna for extra signal and better reception !
Take a short tv cable with a qd3013 adaptor at one end
Now connect the rabbit ear antenna wires with the fork wires to the tv cable make sure all your connections are clear and well made , you can ...
My Lamp Received 8 Clear Channels even a few that only work with big parabolas ! try it it's easy and simple and really cool to use !
Personal Fire Pitby Schaf77
Mining for suburban goldby l8nite
Build a Home Theater PC from a Broken Laptop and a Tivoby stuffman
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.