Introduction: 10$ Tv Antenna Hack !!

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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 !

Step 1: Step 1

You will need an old desk lamp that costs less than 5$ new.

Step 2: Step 2

Now Inside the lamp you`l find a small light bulb socket , unscrew it , it only has one screw holding it !

Step 3: Step 3

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 lamp neck !

Step 4: Step 4

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 drill i just broke a hole in the back of the lamp ! either way is good as long as the hole is 2,5 square cm.

Step 5: Step 5

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 .

Step 6: Step 6

Now bend the fork tips bend the 2 outer tips at 90* and the 2 inner tips only at 75* .

Step 7: Step 7

Now hold the forks together , if you did everything right then it looks like a steel spider shape !

Step 8: Step 8

Take a simple shoe lace !

Step 9: Step 9

Wrap the shoe lace around the forks to hold them tight together !

Step 10: Step 10

Remember the wire that we left in the lamp ? well take it and connect it 2 the forks , one cable on each fork !

Step 11: Step 11

Now take the forks with the cable and insert it to the lamp where the socket was and place it tight in the hole.

Step 12: Step 12

Take an old pair of rabbit ear antenna from an old radio or stereo or buy it for aprox. 4$

Step 13: Step 13

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 !

Step 14: Step 14

Take a short tv cable with a qd3013 adaptor at one end

Step 15: Step 15

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 add shrink tubing to make the insulation look better or just use rubber duck tape !

Step 16: Your All Done !

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 !