Introduction: Spartan Shield

Build a shield from an old satellite dish.
You'll need a knife, a wrench, some rope, a dish, and a marker.

Step 1: The Dish

Take the dish off the rest of the unit. You will notice that there are holes in the dish. Don't try to patch these, they're perfect.

Step 2: The Handles

For this you'll need the rope. Start by feeding the rope through on of the holes and tie off the end. Then put the other end threw the whole next to it and tie near the hole and cut off the excess. Do the same to the other two holes. It may take a while to get the lengths of the handle and arm strap, but just keep playing with it till you get it right.

Step 3: The Chevron

Get a marker and put a Spartan chevron on the shield.

Comments

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dbarrett7 (author)2011-08-16

Look at seamsters cap shield and make it like dis one

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Williz (author)2007-12-25

Green jacket, purple shirt? My dear fellow that is not a good combination, but cool Shield.

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cry_wolf (author)Williz2007-12-25

I would agree, but the hat is nice :D

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2007-12-25

Yeah that's my little brother, and it's a stussy hat. I don't where you guys are from but, around here THAT's style.

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2007-12-25

Where are you from? :D Usa here

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2007-12-25

California bitches!

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2007-12-26

Lol Cali style i guess, Maryland here. Home of Baltimore, one of the msot dangerous cities in the U.S =/

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2007-12-26

Don't say cali. My firefox spell checker says it isn't a real word. And it's more of a skater thing than anything.

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woooo,you have fire fox.WHO DOESNT

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My sister and all my friends who don't even own a computer to name a few. But the point of my comment was that cali isn't a real word, not that I have Firefox. Your comment was unnecessary and unwanted.

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mg0930mg (author)masterochicken2009-01-18

So, firefox says lots of things aren't real words. Like masterochicken. So, therefore you have to change your name, because no one can say it!

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masterochicken (author)mg0930mg2009-01-19

I was only kidding. I just get annoyed when people say "Cali" because it seems to further a stereotype.

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mg0930mg (author)masterochicken2009-01-19

I was just kiddin, too. What stereotype?

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i suppose this is true.perhaps i missed the point

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2007-12-27

Definitely not a skater thing, around here its what people call it.

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2007-12-27

do you skate?

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2007-12-27

Used to, but then got into parkour and graffiti. A few of my friends are sponsored by local board shops, and what not. I hang around a mix of skaters and other people lol

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2008-01-01

I got bored of parkour and went back to skating. Graff doesn't interrupt much though.

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2008-01-01

Yeah i sucked at skating so going back to it really wouldnt help. Parkour is something i'm alot better at.

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Parkour FTW

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Haha, hell yeah bro. :D

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2008-01-01

same here but I love skating too much to ever quit

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cry_wolf (author)masterochicken2008-01-02

Yeah i know alot of people who would never let go of it, no matter how busted up they get.

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masterochicken (author)cry_wolf2008-01-02

Besides that, I only know two guys who know shit about parkour, and one moved away and I haven't seen him since.

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Williz (author)cry_wolf2007-12-25

England of Great Britain here.

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KentsOkay (author)2007-12-25

Cool instructable, now if i just had a satellite dish t do it with :p

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WurdBendur (author)KentsOkay2009-01-18

Use a wok.

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masterochicken (author)KentsOkay2007-12-25

We just upgraded to a better dish and the guy who installed it just left it on the ground.

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kennyboy 2 (author)2008-09-28

wow how does this help any???

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I'm sure it could easily defend me from one of your deadly K'nex rounds.

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yeah but it woudlnt fom a 7mm magnum that can go through a engine block like nothing or a sword

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kennyboy 2 (author)kennyboy 22008-09-30

and by 7mm i mean 7mm08 at lowest power it will zip throughcar engine blocks

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Ok. I don't really plan on getting in any gun battles with a shield. Ever hear of LARPing?

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no i have not heard of LARPing

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peach_fart (author)2008-08-11

THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rocksalt2342 (author)2008-08-08

perhaps you can carve the chevron?

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If I had a dremel or another piece of metal to use I would of.

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St. Bastard (author)2008-05-30

Wow. Completely un-helpful. Perhaps some more detailed instructions might help? But the rope handles chafe after about 30 seconds.

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Megax29 (author)2007-12-25

instead of marker electric black duck tape will look much better

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chicks dig me (author)Megax292008-04-29

thank the lord for duck tape!!!

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masterochicken (author)Megax292007-12-25

That's what I was going to use but I didn't have any. And the marker I used was window marker so I'm probally going to wipe it off and put something else on.

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casper.707 (author)2008-03-06

masterochicken, that is NOT how you dress in California.Nice instructable though.

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myron (author)2007-12-27

To all who are interested, go to your local TV and satellite dish installer and check their dumpsters. They throw these things out all the time for either being damaged, too small or that they have too many. You probably could ask someone who works there but you could just check the dumpster out first. Make sure there aren't any stupid laws concerning garbage picking.

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masterochicken (author)myron2007-12-27

thank you

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GorillazMiko (author)2007-12-24

wow, cool idea. i thought you meant the halo spartan shields, but then i was like wtf? theres no halo shields... haha cool instructable.

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I thought the same thing after reading it over... AND IT'S MY INSTRUCTABLE!

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