some ideas for old satellite dish?

Got some great comments about old tires, now some ideas for an old satellite dish? Its a small one.

Asked by mrshawklady 8 years ago


How do I move My satellite dish from home to my Rv?

I want to take my sat. dish and reciever with in Our 5th wheel camper. Is there a way to do it with out going through a bunch of stuff.

Asked by #1woodcutter 6 years ago


how to build a mesh dish for 5.8ghz amateur television transmissions. It needs to fold up for transport? Answered

I want to be able to construct two dish for 5.8ghz use. I want to be able to perhaps back pack the gear to a mountain top so weight is a factor cheers Colin VK2JCC Sydney Australia

Asked by colincolin30 9 years ago


how do you make pastelon?

Its a latin dish, (Puerto rican) I think?

Asked by jr_pico 8 years ago



Project Idea

A roomba is roughly the size of a plate. I would like to make a roomba plate washer - one that sits on your dish, soaps, spins, scrubs, and rinses, a-la desktop dishwasher. Are there any kits left?

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Is there a dishwasher model available retail that is easier than others to repair and maintain, AND is efficent.? Answered

 I imagine the base model for any brand is a piece of crap.  Could you advise me to particular models that are easier than others to repair and maintain, is sturdy, is efficient, and will last a long time. thanks.

Asked by hobbssamuelj 8 years ago


Death of the small portable TV?

I realized last night when the power went out during a  bad storm, that the move to digital TV has elimintaed my ability to watch the incoming weather on my portable TV.  I felt blind!  Is there a way to get receprtion on that small TV anymore? 

Posted by Ladywyngs 8 years ago


can a tv satelite dish b used as a dish 4 a satelite phone???

I just wondered if anyone has hacked a foxtel or similar television network dish 2 allow mobile phone calls??? if anyone out there is capable of doing it i would love 2 know about it and read about it as an instrauctable here. regards steve

Asked by dagyboy 8 years ago


can I use a satellite dish (that does not have service), as a regular antenna to pick up local channels ?

Previous owners left a satellite dish on the roof of the house - is there a way to use that dish, without acquiring service to it, as a regular antennae to pick up local channels only?  thanks for any help

Asked by 8 years ago


How to make a HUGE WI-Fi reciver.

I have proubly a old satalite dish that is proubly around 10-15 feet wide, but it is like metal mesh but how could i use that to make a wifi reciever...ive recently read a instructable on how to make one with a satalite dish that is proubly like 3 ft wide...but what about mine... i know most people dont have a huge satalite dish like that but if you might have a idea on how to make what i have discribed then well talk...

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago


Anybody know were I can get two or three old satelite dishes.?

I would like two or three of these. They don't have too be any bigger than two feet. The more I think about it the more I want some of these. I want to make a mirror death ray, A water collection system and a super ear microphone. Also if any body knows of some other large parobolic dish I am open to sugestions.

Asked by nurdee1 6 years ago


Exterior Wifi Super Antenna

I need to build a dish for a friend so he can get WiFi from about 200 meters. I have several dishes to work with my problem is the antenna will be at least 30 feet from the computer. I will use this linksys usb  i would like input on the idea of a usb to cat 5 to stretch the usb cable? should i power the linksys from a powered hub ? the build will be posted on instructables when done and i will give credit due. my parabolic gets about a 14 db increase from a WiFi usb thumb it just puts the thumb into the sweet spot of the dish and is not for the outdoors. I an open to any and all suggestions tomorrow i will post what my db are from the site .

Posted by bikerbob2005 6 years ago


Looking for more info on dish actuator

I received a free actuator from my friends cottage. 11 years ago it use to angle a 8ft dish. It was removed some time ago, and the label is fully off. The bottom says its a saginaw performance pak actuator, aka PPA, and it has a 24" arm. I was trying to find more information on it, and all I can find is that it can be heavy, regular, or light, 600-1,500 pounds dynamic linear. Anyone have one or any ideas? I cant find a model number on the case cuz it faded, but the motor says 7821645 or 1821645. Either way I found a tiny chart listing models but not that one.http://www.galaxy-marketing.com/images/7822260.jpgLooks similar to that one there. I just want to find out how much force it has. Most I done so far to test it works aftter 11 years of rusting on the main shaft (the moving piston is fine) is sit on a box. It manage to push me with no change in motor sound. Any more details? Please ask!

Posted by Killa-X 8 years ago


What do you think about this dish as a WiFi signal booster? Answered

Hello everybody, I am in the process of setting up wireless internet at home, but am still a complete novice in this field. I have just bought a ZyXEL G-202 USB wireless adapter and I am making an antenna of sorts following some instructables as we speak. On my laptop I usually get 1-2 stripes at most when it comes to signal strength, so I was planning to do some piggybacking with my desktop. :) (hey, internet is not cheap here in the Balkans. :P) Anyway, I live in the capital where we have many Cafes and institutions providing free wireless, so why not make the most of it, it's not illegal here. :) The only problem is, I live in an block of flats; so many surrounding buildings tend to block and corrupt the signal. For instance, in my room (using an Acer laptop with built-in wireless) I get a list of 5-6 free (read: unsecured) APs, but the signal is so weak, it's good for nothing. :( Now, having examined my options, I was planning to make an antenna and put it on the roof of the building. But, when I climbed to the top, I found this old abandoned satellite dish SEE PHOTO (I asked around the building and nobody knows who it belongs to. Additionally, it's very run down as you can see, and the cables are torn out, so I was planning on claiming it. :p). Now, my questions are: 1. Can anyone tell me if it's a good idea to use this dish as an antenna, if I weather proof my USB receiver and mount it on the focal point of the dish? (Line of sight (aerial) distance from it to the nearest free wifi hotspot is approx. 600 meters) 2. Is there a possibility that my USB will get too hot, maybe catch fire, because of the signal boost? (Maybe this is a dumb question, but I really don't know much about these things) 3. Finally, I would also need an advice in regard to the cables needed. I already downloaded the "How to extend your USB using UTP" instructable, but since the cable should be about 60 meters long, is there a way to make it not loose too much signal? Thank you all for reading this, and thank you in advance for your advice. Any type of help is welcomed. :)

Asked by Kandid 9 years ago


Wifi Dish Umberella

I'm pretty new to the WiFi dish stuff and picked it up pretty quickly. What I wanted to know is if anyone has thought of modding an umbrella slightly to use as a dish and what might be involved. I thought of this when watching The Matrix Revolutions(again)when a dish thing comes out of one of the Sentinels.

Posted by cyberraxx 10 years ago


A Use for old Bell Satellite Dishes?

We have a few old but working Bell Satellite dishes with LNB with them. We are an amature Radio operator and wondering what we could do with them??

Asked by emit 6 years ago


Can you use the cables from your dish to hook up an antenna

I am switching from Directv to a TV antenna...can I just hook the coaxial cables that are currently hooked into the Directv dishes over to the antenna? Or do I have to run all new cable?

Asked by KayJay62 8 years ago


What is this tiny double-walled china dish for? Answered

I bought this at a junk store, and I'm totally baffled as to it's purpose. The small hole in the bottom opens into a small cavity, which is connected to that spout thing on the side. The majoriy of the botton cyliner apears to be hollow.

Asked by nepheron 8 years ago


So I'm trying to find the focal point of a satellite dish.

The dish is oval, and I am not sure if it is parabolic/spherical. Here is a picture, with measurements: http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/xx180/EternityTransfer/ I'm not too sure how this dish focuses, as it seems that vertical waves will be focussed differently to horizontal ones, due to the oval shape and that the depths are different depending on which axis is measured. I ideally want to make a parabolic microphone from this dish. There seems to be a focal point about 60cm from directly above the center of the dish, but when viewed from very off-centre angles, the dish seem to have other points too. How would I determine the "optimal" one? It is coated in a thin layer of aluminium foil, which I put on to reflect light when finding the focal point. Unfortunately there are no serial/part numbers, and the dish is missing its feed horn and support so I can't approximate the focal point form there or from datasheet(s). Any help would be greatly appreciated. EDIT: Oh and the dish originates in South Africa, and is stamped with a number which looks like a date of manufacture: 19950610. Googling the number yielded no results so its probably a date.

Asked by LinkVanyali 7 years ago




dish turned into an antenna

Can anyone help me mod a dish/direct tv satellite and make it an antenna going to the converterbox? i bought this p-o-s antenna for $50 and voila... i got 8 friggin channels.... and i live in an open space no trees whatsoever and 2~3 miles away from the tv station.... i have a dish and a direct tv satellite i also bought one of those converter boxes.. its just rediculus to buy another antenna if anyone knows how to mod the old ones anyways...

Posted by dondef 8 years ago


Battery powered outdoor water dish heater

I have 3 dogs who are kept outside at our Pennsylvania home.  None of the shelters are near an electric source. With winter freezing temperatures on the way, is there a way to keep their water dishes from freezing, especially overnight?   Is there a way I can use one of the electric dog dish heaters to run, say on a battery without it costing an arm and a leg (I have 3 dogs!!)??  I'd buy the dishes at a pet supply place (see site below) for about $30, but running electricity to their kennels is not possible.  Any advice? http://www.petfooddirect.com/product/15045/K&H-Thermal-Heated-Pet-Bowl?utm_source=nextag&utm_medium=cse

Posted by mrscloud 6 years ago


Traditional food from any country of the EU Answered

For my history class project I have to prepare a small collection of traditional dishes from one of the countries of the European Union. It's important that all the dishes are from the same country of the EU. I'll have to carry it all to school, so it has to be transportable. Some salads, cakes or pies would be great for this. If the dish is well known, just tell me the name. I can find the recipe on the Internet. The original names of the dishes would be great, too.

Asked by icewolf 9 years ago


How to Install A Satellite Dish?

 

Asked by 8 years ago


What dish soap (for handwashing dishes) is best to use in hard water ?

I've tried a couple different brands but they all leave spots, even though I use the hottest water possible for rinsing.

Asked by 8 years ago


BUD Big Ugly dish, satellite dishes re-use ideas/

I have searched with google to get a lot of satellite dish re-use ideas (gazebo seems to be tops)....I'd like to see more ideas, especially if catered to cats and dogs.

Posted by katerlyn 7 years ago


how to operate a commercial dish washing machine?

Stepa to operate a commercial dish wahing machine

Asked by 8 years ago


Make wifi extender using satellite dish?

Can someone tell me if I can use an old satellite dish to extend my wifi range?

Posted by roccohhs 10 years ago


How do i calculate the size of a dish i need for a specif frequency, specifically around 95 mhz?

How do i do so? I plan on making a home made radio telescope, but i just want to block out non-space made noise.

Asked by natman3400 7 years ago


Chicken mesh and plywood radio/wifi reflector dish.

Haven't quite the time to do a proper instructible for this, but in case anyone finds it useful: http://solarflower.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicken-mesh-and-plywood-radiowifi.html Has schematics, 3d models and construction instructions. Cost about NZ$20 in materials (plywood, mesh, cable ties, screws), took a couple days to make, but really only because of the lack of proper power tools. Works real good.

Posted by SolarFlower_org 6 years ago


LNB Hacking?

I recently came across a spare LNBF in my shop.  This is basically what you attach to a dish to receive your satellite TV.  I read up on them and I have a fair idea of how they work.  I was going to use this in some experiments and I found that you have to power it through the same coax that you receive the signals from.  I want to use this for a radio telescope.  I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this?

Asked by crocboy 6 years ago


satelite dish hack

Is there anyway a television dish can b used to make satelte phone calls useing a mobile ph???

Posted by dagyboy 8 years ago


Manual satellite dish positioner.

I'd like to switch the position of my sky satellite dish between two satellites positions from the ground.?

Asked by waldy 9 years ago


Tips to mod a single basin kitchen sink into a double-basin?

Greetings All, I have a largish single basin sink in my kitchen. I don't have a dishwasher, and I find that its easiest to do dishes with two basins - one for washing, the other for rinsing. I beleve this is also an efficient use of water and energy (to heat the water). Since I rent, I can't replace the sink itself, which is the most direct solution. I have tried using various tubs and buckets in the sink. To date I haven't found any that work well. Usually the geometry is all wrong. The bucket is either too small to be useful, or too big to fit in the sink. Or, the shape of the bucket or tub makes an awkward fit, and won't lie flat, etc etc. My dream solution would be to make a custom tub whose outer dimensions match exactly one half of the existing basin. Ideally out of pliable silicone. Is this feasible? THanks!

Posted by gionwhorphin 7 years ago


how to get dish t.v connection for free?

I want to watch t.v channels for free on my t.v. i do not have dish t.v connection.i want it free for my t.v. please help me to get it.

Asked by susantasahoo007 9 years ago



Is it possible to reuse cable dish on roof top?

I cancelled my dish cable service.  Is it possible to reuse the dish as an antennae booster for my tv?  My Turk antennae was expensive and is borderline effective for decent visual and sound reception.  Please advise.  Thank you!

Asked by clarei 8 years ago


Can I make a digital antenna with my old satellite dish?

I have a satellite dish (Dish 500). Can I use this dish to make a digital antenna to use with my digital TV converter (Zenith DTT900)?

Posted by DarkMagePR 10 years ago



I have a Satelite Dish left on the roof from a previous owner. What can I do or make with it?

I have a Satelite Dish left on the roof from a previous owner. What can I do or make with it? Can I use it for digital TV? Can I use it for digital radio? FM radio? What about the salelite dish reciever boxes that came with them as I see them all the time in the thrift store, is there a cool hack that is legal?Thanks.designermite.nethttp://designermite.net/

Asked by Designermite 8 years ago



how to split signal coming from dish box?

1) i want to transmit my dish signal  to my other home which is 2km away from it.  2) is there any way to split signal coming from dish box so that i can watch two different channels on my 2nd  tv. 

Asked by r.srohan 8 years ago



What would you do with a big satellite dish?

That's right. I have just become the proud owner of a big oldschool satellite dish. It is made from fiberglass and has some of its support/mounting hardware. I have some ideas about what I want to do with it but I'd be glad to hear your ideas too! Brainstorm away!

Asked by snotty 6 years ago


How do I install a high definition satellite dish?

I have a DirecTV high definition receiver, but need to get a high definition satellite for a 2nd location. Can I buy one and how do I instill and point the dish?

Asked by 8 years ago


How do you clean a dish washer?

I was wondering can any one give me pointers on this? Lately our dish washer is leaving spots on our dishes, glasses and est. I figure it is a build up of minerals in the spray and drainage holes of our poor dish washer since our house water system does have hard water. Even though we regularly use things like Jet dry to supplement the dish washing there comes a time where even that is not good enough to keep away crusty minerals. We had this dish washer for years now and never have issues until now. I plan on using a product like CLR in the dish washer but I'm not sure what to do next. Do I just pour the whole bottle of the product in the machine or do you pour it in a certain place? After I do imagine that I would have to let it sit in there and then run a few cycles? What do you guys suggest? Thanks for your input.  :)

Posted by Treasure Tabby 7 years ago