Instructables: exploring - technology - antenna http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:31:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Enhancing TV Reception http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhancing-TV-Reception/
Enhancing TV Reception - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/I7CN/IDTAWSOW/F3OI7CNIDTAWSOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/I7CN/IDTAWSOW/F3OI7CNIDTAWSOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/I7CN/IDTAWSOW/F3OI7CNIDTAWSOW.SMALL.jpg gadgetjim Sometime ago I did an Instructable on a TV Antenna Upgrade. After upgrading the antenna I still had the old Antenna and it worked reasonably well. Before I installed the new antenna I did some testing on the old one with the Preamplifier I had purchased with the new antenna. The new Preamplifier i...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:19 PDT
TV Antenna Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Antenna-Upgrade/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:33:35 PDT
Enhanced NRF24L01 radio with a DIY Dipole Antenna modification. http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-NRF24L01/
Enhanced NRF24L01 radio with a DIY Dipole Antenna modification. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/AZ4T/IDA2K07O/FFKAZ4TIDA2K07O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/AZ4T/IDA2K07O/FFKAZ4TIDA2K07O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/AZ4T/IDA2K07O/FFKAZ4TIDA2K07O.SMALL.jpg RonM9 The situation was that I was only able to transmit and receive through 2 or 3 walls with a distance of about 50 feet, using standard nRF24L01+ modules. This was insufficient for my intended use.For my remote sensors I did not want the bulk on a unit like a nRF24L01+PA+LNA with a SMA Mount and exteri...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:49:07 PDT
Retro Bluetooth Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Bluetooth-Headphones/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:39:25 PDT
433 MHz Coil loaded antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/433-MHz-Coil-loaded-antenna/
433 MHz Coil loaded antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/O5ZT/ICMHIPBH/FJXO5ZTICMHIPBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/O5ZT/ICMHIPBH/FJXO5ZTICMHIPBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/O5ZT/ICMHIPBH/FJXO5ZTICMHIPBH.SMALL.jpg diy_bloke In my 433 MHz projects I have been using a cheap (0.70 cnts) pair of Tx/Rx modules. I have mostly used the transmitter and that is actually pretty good: if used to trigger comercially available remote switches, it reaches very far with just a simple 1/4 lambda antenna.The receiver however is a bit...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:48:44 PDT
5 8GHz Waveguide with Circular Polarization http://www.instructables.com/id/5-8GHz-Waveguide-with-Circular-Polarization/
5 8GHz Waveguide with Circular Polarization - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/RX64/IC37CPJR/FQYRX64IC37CPJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/RX64/IC37CPJR/FQYRX64IC37CPJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/RX64/IC37CPJR/FQYRX64IC37CPJR.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I show you how to make the 5.8GHz version of the 2.4GHz waveguide. This has circular polarization just like that version but is small and light so would fit on your headset system without dragging it down. Easy to build, if you can make a cloverleaf antenna you should have no problem m...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:24:25 PDT
2 4GHz Waveguide with Circular Polarization http://www.instructables.com/id/2-4GHz-Waveguide-with-Circular-Polarization/
2 4GHz Waveguide with Circular Polarization - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/3JHC/IBV0FCD9/F6Q3JHCIBV0FCD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/3JHC/IBV0FCD9/F6Q3JHCIBV0FCD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/3JHC/IBV0FCD9/F6Q3JHCIBV0FCD9.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I show you how to build a circular polarised waveguide for 2.4GHz. I decided to use a cloverleaf antenna as the driven element with a toilet brush holder as the waveguide. It must be noted that the waveguide in this version is not physically connected to the driven element as doing so ...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:35:07 PDT
2 4GHz Cantenna http://www.instructables.com/id/2-4GHz-Cantenna/
2 4GHz Cantenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/DJC0/IBV0FCB4/FM3DJC0IBV0FCB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/DJC0/IBV0FCB4/FM3DJC0IBV0FCB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/DJC0/IBV0FCB4/FM3DJC0IBV0FCB4.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Here is my new version of the classic cantenna/waveguide. Perfect for enhancing your Wi-Fi signal, wardriving and penetration testing or situations where you need a line of sight connection over a long distance. I always take one on holiday and use it to check my email from my balcony and not the st...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:32:21 PDT
Parabolic Curve Antenna 2 4GHz http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-Curve-Antenna-2-4GHz/
Parabolic Curve Antenna 2 4GHz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2WSJ/IBTETRVA/FKF2WSJIBTETRVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2WSJ/IBTETRVA/FKF2WSJIBTETRVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2WSJ/IBTETRVA/FKF2WSJIBTETRVA.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Parabolic Curve Antenna 2.4GHzSo here we have the 2.4GHz version of this antenna. Operating at 11dbi it is a powerful antenna for its size, again as shown in the last video this is due to the parabolic curve of the reflector. Template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6dHdqUVhnUWpqYmM/vie...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:05:14 PDT
1 1/2 Wavelength Sleeved Dipole For Wifi http://www.instructables.com/id/1-12-Wavelength-Sleeved-Dipole-For-Wifi/
1 1/2 Wavelength Sleeved Dipole For Wifi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/VCHQ/IBRRUYME/FO3VCHQIBRRUYME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/VCHQ/IBRRUYME/FO3VCHQIBRRUYME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/VCHQ/IBRRUYME/FO3VCHQIBRRUYME.SMALL.jpg urnip I recently did an instructable on a an omni directional antenna. It. A few comments were made and I've decided to do a few different types of antennas here on instructables. This particular one is on a pattern known as a sleeved dipole.So for those who don't know too much about antennas, an anten...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:25:14 PDT
Parabolic Curve Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-Curve-Antenna/
Parabolic Curve Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZOH9/IBRRU44T/FA2ZOH9IBRRU44T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZOH9/IBRRU44T/FA2ZOH9IBRRU44T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZOH9/IBRRU44T/FA2ZOH9IBRRU44T.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Parabolic Curve AntennaIn this video I show you how to build a small but powerful directional antenna for 5.8GHz. What makes this antenna perform so well is the parabolic reflector. This picks up the signal missed by the driven element and focuses it back on the driven element. Although you can ach...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:39:30 PDT
Dual Polarized Biquad Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Polarized-Biquad-Antenna/
Dual Polarized Biquad Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/VQX2/IBRRU3QL/FRNVQX2IBRRU3QL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/VQX2/IBRRU3QL/FRNVQX2IBRRU3QL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/VQX2/IBRRU3QL/FRNVQX2IBRRU3QL.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I show you how to make a biquad antenna that works in the horizontal and vertical simultaneously. This can be of benefit if tracking a constantly shifting object such as a quadcopter. It is also important to note that although the elements in this build are circular (one full wavelengt...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:36:08 PDT
Omnidirectional Biquad Antenna for 5 8 GHz FPV http://www.instructables.com/id/Omnidirectional-Biquad-Antenna-for-5-8-GHz-FPV/
Omnidirectional Biquad Antenna for 5 8 GHz FPV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/9L70/IBM23GY2/FOJ9L70IBM23GY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/9L70/IBM23GY2/FOJ9L70IBM23GY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/9L70/IBM23GY2/FOJ9L70IBM23GY2.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Omnidirectional Biquad Antenna for 5.8 GHz FPVDirectional antennas do have their strengths such as power over distance but sometimes you may need to use a good omnidirectional antenna to produce 360 degrees of coverage over a smaller area. So this video is a different take on the traditional biquad ...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:34:20 PDT
2 4GHz Single Turn Double Helical Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/2-4GHz-Single-Turn-Double-Helical-Antenna/
2 4GHz Single Turn Double Helical Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/2W5Z/IBNHJ4NR/FMX2W5ZIBNHJ4NR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/2W5Z/IBNHJ4NR/FMX2W5ZIBNHJ4NR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/2W5Z/IBNHJ4NR/FMX2W5ZIBNHJ4NR.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil 2.4GHz Single Turn Double Helical Antenna In this video I will show you how to construct a double helical antenna for 2.4GHz. This design is small and gives more db gain (around 6.8) without sacrificing beamwidth. Template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmJxxD-Z4B6bTI2YnAwa3BtaGc/view?usp=sharin...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:31:13 PDT
5 8 GHz Double Helical Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/5-8-GHz-Double-Helical-Antenna/
5 8 GHz Double Helical Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/B45N/IBNHJ486/FIDB45NIBNHJ486.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/B45N/IBNHJ486/FIDB45NIBNHJ486.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/B45N/IBNHJ486/FIDB45NIBNHJ486.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil 5.8 GHz Double Helical AntennaIn this video I will show you how to construct a double helical antenna for 5.8GHz. This design is useful in that it gives more db. Gain without sacrificing beamwidth. 3 turn = 9.5dbi 3 turn double = 11dbi 6 turn = 12.5 6 turn double = 13.8dbi 9 turn = 14.3 9...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:31:13 PDT
An RFID Dog Toy with Sounds http://www.instructables.com/id/An-RFID-Dog-Toy-with-Sounds/
An RFID Dog Toy with Sounds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DKYR/IA3RAGBE/F22DKYRIA3RAGBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DKYR/IA3RAGBE/F22DKYRIA3RAGBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DKYR/IA3RAGBE/F22DKYRIA3RAGBE.SMALL.jpg Colombinary For my MSc in Interaction Design thesis at Malmö University (Sweden), I built a prototype dog toy that could capture both sound and smell. I started with a lo-fi prototype including a soft toy in which I could hide a phone that played pre-recorded sounds that could be recognizable for the dog. Anoth...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:23:19 PDT
USB FM Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-FM-Bug/
USB FM Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/Z9A9/IA2C83TZ/F0QZ9A9IA2C83TZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/Z9A9/IA2C83TZ/F0QZ9A9IA2C83TZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/Z9A9/IA2C83TZ/F0QZ9A9IA2C83TZ.SMALL.jpg Kutluhan USB FM BUGThis is a modification project for a 2V-9V FM Transmitter Module. It will work with USB power, a small antenna at the end.Specifications:Operating Voltage: DC 2V- 9VWork current: 10 mA - 50 mAReference distance: open ground 100 meters, 10-30 meters indoor environmental obstacles (3v voltag...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 03:52:19 PDT
Adding antenna to a mini Wi-Fi receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-antenna-to-a-mini-Wi-Fi-receiver/
Adding antenna to a mini Wi-Fi receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/XWGF/I9QWGZR9/FG4XWGFI9QWGZR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/XWGF/I9QWGZR9/FG4XWGFI9QWGZR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/XWGF/I9QWGZR9/FG4XWGFI9QWGZR9.SMALL.jpg ozyldrmmetin HelloFirstly, this is my first instructable and english is not my native language. Because of that please forgive my faults. Well, tis instructable is about how to add an antenna to a mini wifi receiver. It's not very hard but you will need some basic abilities like soldering. Shall we start! Open...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 13:55:14 PDT
SPLITING A NETGEAR RANGE EXTENDER http://www.instructables.com/id/SPLINTING-A-NETGEAR-RANGE-EXTENDER/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:27:54 PDT
EMF(Electromagnetic Field) Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/EMFElectromagnetic-Field-Detector/
EMF(Electromagnetic Field) Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/Y3KX/I8UUYCH5/FXOY3KXI8UUYCH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/Y3KX/I8UUYCH5/FXOY3KXI8UUYCH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/Y3KX/I8UUYCH5/FXOY3KXI8UUYCH5.SMALL.jpg Proto G This is a quick and easy instructable on how to make your own EMF Detector. You can use it to detect electromagnetic fields produced by your electronics. I like how the addition of the piezo buzzer makes it sound like a geiger counter for detecting radiation. Things You Will Need 1. Arduino or ...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:33:56 PDT
PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot (With a GUI !) http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Controlled-Wireless-Bluetooth-Robot-With-a-GUI/
PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot (With a GUI !) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/JQR3/I8UO5SB6/FMIJQR3I8UO5SB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/JQR3/I8UO5SB6/FMIJQR3I8UO5SB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/JQR3/I8UO5SB6/FMIJQR3I8UO5SB6.SMALL.jpg RoyPeer In this Instructable I will show you how to build a robot that is controlled via Bluetooth using a keyboard, has a graphical user interface built with processing that displays the input from the keyboard and actually turns the whole bushiness into a great fun, and It's also economical to build. I've...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:16:20 PDT
Adding an external antenna to the Arachnio http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-external-antenna-to-the-Arachnio/
Adding an external antenna to the Arachnio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/S1MV/I87660K2/FIWS1MVI87660K2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/S1MV/I87660K2/FIWS1MVI87660K2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/S1MV/I87660K2/FIWS1MVI87660K2.SMALL.jpg pierce.nichols The Arachnio is an Arduino Micro variant with onboard WiFi via an ESP8266. The included antenna is a printed antenna which is good for many applications. However, some applications need something better. This instructable will show you how to attach an external antenna or coax pigtail to the board t...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:53:32 PDT
Indoor / Outdoor Bowtie Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Outdoor-Bowtie-Antenna/
Indoor / Outdoor Bowtie Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/3VRB/I7OLG27U/FND3VRBI7OLG27U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/3VRB/I7OLG27U/FND3VRBI7OLG27U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/3VRB/I7OLG27U/FND3VRBI7OLG27U.SMALL.jpg imark77 I've always been fascinated with the standard bowtie antenna, and found that they had good properties. so when I was at a RadioShack a while back and saw 2 of them on the rack for $5 each, I couldn't help myself and added 2 to my collection making 3. I had a couple ideas behind this.... 1. a good an...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:31:58 PDT
TP Link TL WN822N Double Barrel Cantenna http://www.instructables.com/id/TP-Link-TL-WN822N-Double-Barrel-Cantenna-1/
TP Link TL WN822N Double Barrel Cantenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/K4G1/I6C2LR6R/FYUK4G1I6C2LR6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/K4G1/I6C2LR6R/FYUK4G1I6C2LR6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/K4G1/I6C2LR6R/FYUK4G1I6C2LR6R.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil TP-Link TL-WN822N double barrel cantenna:So in this video I will show you how I went about modifying the TP-Link tl-wn822n. Due to the adapter having to antennas I thought it would be a good idea to strap two cantenna’s to the outside of the adapter. Now it is unique, looks awesome and is extremely ...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:04:23 PST
Upgrading the range of a linksys wrt54g2 wifi router. http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-the-range-of-a-wifi-router/
Upgrading the range of a linksys wrt54g2 wifi router. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YGZ/I63F0N2T/FW17YGZI63F0N2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YGZ/I63F0N2T/FW17YGZI63F0N2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/7YGZ/I63F0N2T/FW17YGZI63F0N2T.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is a low cost option to reliably increase the range of your wifi. My linksys wrt54g2 router has internal antenna which is not so good. Adding an external antenna significantly increased its range (approximately 3 times).Please forgive the wiring mess in all my pics. My router is part of my home...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:37:07 PST
Remote controlled relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-relay/
Remote controlled relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I am going to show you how to make an cheap remote controlled relay with an transmitter and receiver. This wireless relay can be used on anything and you can prank your friends by connecting it to an lamp and scare them ;) Parts and tools Here are the parts I used for this projec...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:10:12 PST
Simple OTA HD TV Antenna - Near zero cost - mostly scrap materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-OTA-HD-TV-Antenna-Near-zero-cost-mostly-scr/
Simple OTA HD TV Antenna - Near zero cost - mostly scrap materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/CK3N/I441YTEL/FS8CK3NI441YTEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/CK3N/I441YTEL/FS8CK3NI441YTEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/CK3N/I441YTEL/FS8CK3NI441YTEL.SMALL.jpg kenbob Like a lot of folks, I do not love my cable company. A lot of our "entertainment" is streamed over Internet, so when OTA - over the air - HD broadcasts became the norm, I decided to see if I could get sufficient signal with an Antenna. There are a several ways to find out if this is an option for...
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:59:40 PST
Biquad Sardine can Wifi Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Biquad-Sardine-can-Wifi-Adapter/
Biquad Sardine can Wifi Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/1FF2/I155VP3K/FCP1FF2I155VP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/1FF2/I155VP3K/FCP1FF2I155VP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/1FF2/I155VP3K/FCP1FF2I155VP3K.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I will show you how to take a cheap wifi adapterand turn it into a longer range more useful adapter. Total cost less than £5.The one I used has the RT5370 wireless chipset it is a generic cheap adapter from China.
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:42:03 PDT
Make a Mobile Antenna to Listen to FM Radio without Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mobile-Antenna-to-Listen-to-FM-Radio-withou/
Make a Mobile Antenna to Listen to FM Radio without Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/VLNW/I0RYTC05/FILVLNWI0RYTC05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/VLNW/I0RYTC05/FILVLNWI0RYTC05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/VLNW/I0RYTC05/FILVLNWI0RYTC05.SMALL.jpg MansehejS Listening to FM Radio on our Mobile Phones Always needs headphones. And especially indoors, the reception can be quite bad. So here's how to build a Simple Antenna to listen to radio without headphones. As a benefit, they also greatly improve reception indoors. Get the materials You will need:An ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:21:35 PDT
Patch Antenna for 2.4gHZ with Circular Polarisation http://www.instructables.com/id/Patch-Antenna-for-24gHZ-with-Circular-Polarisation/
Patch Antenna for 2.4gHZ with Circular Polarisation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Q6BG/HZ88MKHL/F4IQ6BGHZ88MKHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Q6BG/HZ88MKHL/F4IQ6BGHZ88MKHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/Q6BG/HZ88MKHL/F4IQ6BGHZ88MKHL.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Patch Antenna for 2.4gHZ with Circular PolarisationIn this video I will show you how to build a very simple circular polarised patch antenna for 2.4GHz. This directional antenna is a simple design with a gain of 4.5dBi.
By: andrew mcneil

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:49:52 PDT
Patch Antenna for 2 4gHz http://www.instructables.com/id/Patch-Antenna-for-2-4gHz/
Patch Antenna for 2 4gHz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VN7U/HYQDVDEB/FKTVN7UHYQDVDEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VN7U/HYQDVDEB/FKTVN7UHYQDVDEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/VN7U/HYQDVDEB/FKTVN7UHYQDVDEB.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I will show you how to build a very simple patch antenna for the 2.4GHz. This directional antenna is a simple design with a gain of 4.5dBi.
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:13:54 PDT
Digital HD TV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-HD-TV-Antenna/
Digital HD TV Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/PXTT/HWXLDAGG/FV7PXTTHWXLDAGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/PXTT/HWXLDAGG/FV7PXTTHWXLDAGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/PXTT/HWXLDAGG/FV7PXTTHWXLDAGG.SMALL.jpg hlicera Flat panel type antennas are reported for the reception of digital terrestrial TV on technical standards using the COFDM modulation frequency, such as ISDB-T standard used in Argentina. Materials and tools -PVC tube 4cm of diameter and 80 cm length- Galvanized wire 2.7mm - Wire galvanized or cop...
By: hlicera

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Nexus 7 Antenna Upgrade Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Nexus-7-Antenna-Upgrade-Part-1/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:02:18 PDT
Improve FM Radio Alarm Clock Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-FM-Radio-Alarm-Clock-Sound/
Improve FM Radio Alarm Clock Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/36NY/HWJJXR4E/F9436NYHWJJXR4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/36NY/HWJJXR4E/F9436NYHWJJXR4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/36NY/HWJJXR4E/F9436NYHWJJXR4E.SMALL.jpg MurphTheSmurf This is a very simple project to improve a radio! What you need 1-radio with FM input2-antenna (I got mine from RadioShack for about $3)3-soldering iron with solder (352' C) 4-wire strippers5-long wire with FM output Strip of the end of the wire that doesn't have the FM Radio adapter Easy as ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:22:12 PDT
Don't Cut That SDR Antenna Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Dont-Cut-That-SDR-Antenna-Cable/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:26:29 PDT
Modifying a 2 4 GHz dipole antenna to 5 GHz http://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-a-2-4-GHz-dipole-antenna-to-5-GHz/
Modifying a 2 4 GHz dipole antenna to 5 GHz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/C9A8/HW8SZPAH/FZYC9A8HW8SZPAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/C9A8/HW8SZPAH/FZYC9A8HW8SZPAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/C9A8/HW8SZPAH/FZYC9A8HW8SZPAH.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil In this video I convert a 2.4 GHz dipole antenna into a 5 GHz antenna. I needed quite a few 5 GHz antennas for a project I am working on and it was much cheaper to modify 2.4 GHz antennas.5 GHz and 5.8GHz dipole antenna: http://youtu.be/ysHP_Yi8bx82.4 GHz dipole antenna: http://youtu.be/bs8hvXGJdhM...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:37:37 PDT
*Free* DIY Recycled Can WiFi Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-DIY-Recycled-Can-WiFi-Antenna/
*Free* DIY Recycled Can WiFi Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/69AP/HVQQW0XD/F5769APHVQQW0XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/69AP/HVQQW0XD/F5769APHVQQW0XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/69AP/HVQQW0XD/F5769APHVQQW0XD.SMALL.jpg MarkYu Weak WiFi signals in our homes are always a problem for most people. Today I will show you how to create a WiFi antenna booster out of a recycled can and show you comparisons of with and without the antenna. Materials Only 2 materials needed for this hack/up-cycling project:-Soda Can-Scissors or ...
By: MarkYu

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Wed, 28 May 2014 12:14:09 PDT
Dtv Antennas I have tried or will try, part III http://www.instructables.com/id/Dtv-Antennas-I-have-tried-or-will-try-part-III/
Dtv Antennas I have tried or will try, part III - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/R9NB/I0YG0TME/FRKR9NBI0YG0TME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/R9NB/I0YG0TME/FRKR9NBI0YG0TME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/R9NB/I0YG0TME/FRKR9NBI0YG0TME.SMALL.jpg Computothought Starting to make another collection of antennasThe first two are clones of antennas sold by amazon and the last is a home made parabolic antenna.More to come. Window pane antenna. Just a simple window pane antenna. Went to the dollar store and bought some flat oven cookie sheets, The cut out the ...
By: Computothought

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Sat, 17 May 2014 21:43:31 PDT
Fractal Antennae http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-Antennae/
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By: AMasonAHammond

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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:21:22 PDT
Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Automatic-Chicken-Coop-Door/
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By: lonesoulsurfer

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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:37 PDT
Discone http://www.instructables.com/id/Discone/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 10:55:39 PDT
Laptop Antenna Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Antenna-Upgrade/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LC1F/HU1HRFUU/FRYLC1FHU1HRFUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LC1F/HU1HRFUU/FRYLC1FHU1HRFUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LC1F/HU1HRFUU/FRYLC1FHU1HRFUU.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil The performance of the wireless on this Samsung netbook was so bad you had to use it next to the router to get any kind of connectivity. I did not want to have a dongle sticking out the side so I decided to upgrade the internal antennas to increase its performance.
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:54:30 PDT
One component radio clock time transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/WWVB-radio-time-signal-generator-for-ATTINY45-or-A/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:30:12 PDT
J-Pole Antennas For 144 and 440 http://www.instructables.com/id/J-Pole-Antennas-For-144-and-440/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:18:09 PDT
$5.00 Digital TV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/500-Digital-TV-Antenna/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:22:30 PDT
How to make an arduino antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-arduino-antenna/
How to make an arduino antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/01AD/HSTP27HJ/FPW01ADHSTP27HJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/01AD/HSTP27HJ/FPW01ADHSTP27HJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/01AD/HSTP27HJ/FPW01ADHSTP27HJ.SMALL.jpg charliesyvertsen Hi, my name is Charlie and i had a need for a simple 1-wire antenna that i could interface with my arduino, and that's why i'm writing this. Parts list oscillatorarduino unowirebreadboard Putting in the oscillators first, take the first one and place the left pin on g49next, take the second...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:24:48 PDT
Outdoor Basket Wire HDTV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Basket-Wire-HDTV-Antenna/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:55:20 PDT
Simple Wifi Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Wifi-Booster/
Simple Wifi Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/654X/HSQ4BEXJ/FO5654XHSQ4BEXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/654X/HSQ4BEXJ/FO5654XHSQ4BEXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/654X/HSQ4BEXJ/FO5654XHSQ4BEXJ.SMALL.jpg ajs450 What You Will Need You will need •super glue•old antenna ( 2 if you want )• 12 in. Long by 1 1/2 inch wide piece of wood•And a drill Now You're Ready To Construct Drill a hole in the center of the board big enough to tightly fit you're antenna.Now once the hole is drilled put you're super glu...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:06:27 PDT
Simple Dipole With A Balun Attached http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dipole-With-A-Balun-Attached/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:13:33 PST
HDTV Antenna_A Radio Shack Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/HDTV-AntennaA-Radio-Shack-Mod/
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:27:34 PST