Instructables

How to Make Indonesia's WajanBolic or PanciBolic (USB)

My third instructables! Now I'm gonna teach you all Indonesia's Wifi Antenna made of wok.

NOTE: I didn't invent this cool thing.
 
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Step 1: Gather the parts!

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What you need:

1. Extended USB cable (click here)
2. Wok or the cover of a saucepan. (I use the cover of saucepan, because it's lighter).
3. USB WiFi
4. 3" PVC pipe. You need at least 1m. (depending of your wok size)
5. 1.25" PVC pipe. You need just a little of it, at least 5" long. Cut the middle (like in the picture)
6. Doff for 3" pipe (doff=pipe cover, holed in the middle. One of them connect to 1.25" doff using screw)
7. Doff for 1.25" pipe (stick aluminium foil inside then hole in midle, the other don't need to be holed)
8. Aluminium foil
9. Drill

If you don't understand, see picture

Step 4: Almost done!

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Close the 3" PVC pipe (the one with the 1.25" doff).

Step 5: Drilling!

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Drill the wok and screw it with the another 3" doff.

Step 6: Secure it together!

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Secure it (picture)
poro2 months ago

wuih...wajanbolic mlebu instructables...
pokoke makyoosss..
bantu sundul ya gan.. :)

this is how to get the focal point http://www.satsig.net/focal-length-parabolic-dish.htm dont know y they didn't include thins in tho
dan moulton6 years ago
Cool, how do you calculate the focal point? And whats a doff, haven't heard that term before.
doff = pipe cap
huang.wencong (author)  dan moulton6 years ago
To find the focal point, use : D2/(16*d)
where D is diameter and d is depth.
A doff is the cap of the PVC pipe. That's what you call it here in Indonesia.
aredee3 years ago
please tell me how we count the focal point?
 The design is ingenious -- the way you've combined a parabolic antenna with a waveguide antenna is both stable and cheap! Well done.

However, I don't see why you have the 1.25'' pipe piece in there. What does it do? Wouldn't the design work just as well without that piece?
i think the small piece work as holder for the wifi modem
CMIIW
tezakuri3 years ago
hebat pisan mas...pokonamah hidup indonesia.......
sunarno5 years ago
I have use this on to share internet connection with my neighbourhood. Detail information for this wajanbolic I found on this link http://opensource.telkomspeedy.com/wiki/index.php/Wajanbolic_e-goen
legless sunarno5 years ago
What an extremely unuseful link to anyone who does not read Indonesian languages.
google translator!! works  great
zgeng4 years ago
wahhh..mantap bro...udah w buktiin wajanya mang top wat nyolong wifi

indonesia jaya...
bayucandra4 years ago
Millmore, i am not sure if it is have to be 1m, but i think you have to check the calculation detail about this equipment. There is standard calculation for this equipment including detail about the pipe length needed, i was read it some month a go. You may find at the link some where he gave.
But the bad news, standard calculation have been made in Indonesian language, you need a dictionary maybe :).
advante5 years ago
Saya butuh yang buat internetan gratis. Rumor kata orang, temen bisa pake sampai 500 kbps gratis, tanpa batas. Butuh yang itu. ___________________________________________________________ I need that for free internet. Rumor, peoples and friends said it can reach until 500 kbps, free without limit. I need that one.
pyroal advante4 years ago
what language are you speaking
chiangkool5 years ago
edian ik.. indonesia ?? hehehe.. perlu di paten nich.. sebelum di colong ma malaysia nich..
grimrp3r5 years ago
hah? indonesia? baru tau gw. btw tuh panci ukurannya berapa?
koma41945 years ago
i ve try this entenna Using Aztech 2.0 USB modem. but long extend cable cannot be detect by my PC.. My PC USB hub is 2.0.. any idea.. pls help
Xipir5 years ago
Juragan, tuh tutup panci diameter brapa yak?
There are several links on the web including the formula you need to calculate the focal point for the parabola. Have used a seive and similar to gain access to free internet services outside normal range of usb dongles and have also managed to link across our local park between laptops (1km+) just try words like diy wifi antenna. good luck
Wafflicious5 years ago
whats it do?
dariel245 years ago
do you know what WajanBolic or PanciBolic means? it means wok or pan lid bolic (parabolic counterpart) wok and pan lid is cheap and common in indonesia LOL
yay... Indonesia, Obama learned such stuffs while he was a kid here LoL Obama nyalon juga ga yah jadi presiden Indonesia?
bener tuh. dia SD dimana? agak lupa juga nih tapi yang gw tahu masih di jakarta kan?
nyalon jadi presiden indonesia? maksudnya? jadi tukang salon gitu? lol


indeed. where is his Elementary School? i'm bit forgot. but what i know is it's still in jakarta
Vindoch5 years ago
Hai indonesia! gile baru pertama kali gua liat ada comment bhs ind di sini bangga aku!
setuju! keren juga nih...
perasaan gw cuma pernah liat comment inggris dan sekarang indonesia di instructibles ini... yay! cool!

Agree! it's cool
i only see english and now indonesia comments in this instructibles... yay! cool!
Killa-X5 years ago
It's too bad you couldnt probably get a wifi connection with an ipod using this.. Im confused. Is this a Wifi range booster and a Wifi Pickup range boost? I know some devices allow external antennas for long-range pick up.. But not ipods!
I have used succesfully a sieve for a thing like this... Without measuring anything at all, we did manage to get an incrased signal while lying on anchor i a bay at a beautiful tropical location.
bluestripe5 years ago
is a wifi max ok to use as the wifi thing
millmore5 years ago
Are you sure you need 1m of 3" pipe? Your picture shows about 30cm. Step 3 is a little vague. How long should the foil and non-foil sections be? Is the 1.25" pipe there to hold the USB stick in place? If so, how does it do that? Thanks Martin
NeuroPulse5 years ago
Greetings, How about some descriptive information in the introduction on what this thing is. What is the range? Anyone have a link on this? I can usually find anything in wikipedia, but can't find this. Thanks
huang.wencong (author) 5 years ago
WOW!!! Thanks everyone!!! My Instructable IS popular.....
Very nice way to mount a collector to a dish. I would wonder about the way the adapter is mounted though, the distance into the 3 inch tube that the adapter is placed can change the performance. At least that is what I found on a tube I built out of a fire extinguisher measuring about 3 inches in diameter. At first I had placed my adapter all the way in, like you did here, with just the connector outside of the tube, but I found that I got a better signal by pulling the adapter most of the way out. More info here: Wireless Internet Cantenna Wrapping PVC in foil is a good idea, I use a similar approach on the cone of my last wi-fi antenna: Conetenna I would expect the PVC to have no reduction in signal. The collector you built will probably cover a larger dish, I've heard from some really picky designer types that the outer edge of a parabolic dish shouldn't be counted on for much of a signal, so if you can find a reflector that extends a bit beyond what the collector is covering, the better. I would recommend combining your PVC collector with this: Parabolic Reflector
Uber Cool... Time for wifi hacks... LOL

*Keren banget... waktunya nyolong wifi gratisan, hahaha*
rush_elixir6 years ago
May I ask, can the signal/radio waves pass thru the PVC, as it shown here its inside the PVC and theres no metallic or foil inside to reflect thru the saucepan lid/wok. Can you enlighten me. I like to work on this. thanks in advance:)
What is the difference between a single USB wi-fi and this thing?
huang.wencong (author)  electrophobia6 years ago
Of course there is a big difference. This has higher gain.
so here is your five stars.. Great instructable..
This transforms the usb from omnidirectional (relatively weak in all directions) to a 'beam' antenna, which focuses the signal to be entirely directional. If you know where you're shooting, these are much better at attaining a strong signal to that destination. With a cantenna on each end of the wifi connection, you can shoot for miles (google wifi shootout). I think the record is over 40 miles with a standard unamplified signal, between two mountain peaks in death valley. To do that they use huge repurposed satellite dishes.