Intro: 10$ Tv Antenna Hack !!
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 !