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  • Repurposed Satellite Dish Antenna Captures Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Signals

    To clear things up:• You use a small USB WiFi dongle and affix it to the LNF. • Attach a long USB extension cable between the dongle and your computer.• You then point it towards your access point and fiddle with the angle of the dish until the signal is strong. (Note the drawing in this Instructable, these dishes are offset reflectors).Common use cases would be to give you extended range across a large building not wired with Ethernet, or across your property to an outbuilding.You point it at YOUR ACCESS POINT, not "any unsecured networks near me". Using other's internet service without permission is at best unethical, and in some jurisdictions it is considered "theft of service" and is illegal.You would NOT use the coax cable or the LNF, none of the original hard...

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    To clear things up:• You use a small USB WiFi dongle and affix it to the LNF. • Attach a long USB extension cable between the dongle and your computer.• You then point it towards your access point and fiddle with the angle of the dish until the signal is strong. (Note the drawing in this Instructable, these dishes are offset reflectors).Common use cases would be to give you extended range across a large building not wired with Ethernet, or across your property to an outbuilding.You point it at YOUR ACCESS POINT, not "any unsecured networks near me". Using other's internet service without permission is at best unethical, and in some jurisdictions it is considered "theft of service" and is illegal.You would NOT use the coax cable or the LNF, none of the original hardware is helpful other than the structure of the reflector and arm itself.

    I'm confused on the using for WiFi part.If one has their own internet service, then they likely have their own router/gateway with WiFi in the house which should reach all of your devices.Unless your house is really huge or you're talking about another building on the property, I don't see how this would help with WiFi.The only other thing I can think of is if one lived where there was free community WiFi but the signal was low at your location.

    By "Ina" what exactly do you mean, none of these seem relevant:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INA

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  • M.J2 commented on coolyyz's instructable How to Convert AC to DC4 months ago
    How to Convert AC to DC

    I wouldn't cut the ground, it'd be smart to connect it to the metal housing in case the hot got a fault.That would trip the breaker if it happened.An alternative way of finding that out isn't so fun.

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  • M.J2 completed the lesson Mitres in the class Table Saw Class5 months ago
  • M.J2 commented on lukealbertson96's instructable Animatronic Wheatley V2.08 months ago
    Animatronic Wheatley V2.0

    I like to give people the benefit of a doubt, but I'm not convinced you're not just a troll who thinks they're being cheeky. The purposeful misspelling of Wheatley (even after spelling it correct). The name is in print, how would you get that wrong?Your quote "...and seeing your wheatie dance!" seems to be telling, unless you had seen the video, why would you have said that? Doing research on Wheatley, there's nothing about his form or description that would imply "dancing".Your words imply you are a Russian who's English is not a first language.Yet your profile suggests you are an American, and one of note in the circles of two-wheeled racing... confusing.

    We're not worthy, We're not worthy!!!Wow, what an amazing build and project! Nice going!You sir could be in the special effects industry. I am just continually floored by the creativity I see on this site.

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  • 10 Ways to Keep Dust Under Control While Remodeling

    I think the were thinking 4-6 mil, not mm (they're not the same thing). 4 mil (thousandths) = 0.4064mm and 6 mil =0.6096mm.

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  • M.J2 commented on vic10us's instructable DIY Hybrid Sonoff Smart Switch for $101 year ago
    DIY Hybrid Sonoff Smart Switch for $10

    Nice work, truly the best looking implementation I've seen on these switches.A caveat for those doing projects like this. Sonoff switches are not UL or CSA certified or rated. Nor are they rated for in wall usage especially when modified. Those standards are not arbitrary or capricious, they come from learning; from accidents, from loss of property, loss of lives! The UL or CSA rating informs consumers that the product has been tested and verified to meet some minimum safety standards.Also if, God forbid, a Sonoff switch should start a fire in your home, your insurance will not cover you for using non UL listed products and/or self modified switches.These switches are cheap and great for projects, just keep in mind their limitations and above all be safe, be smart, and have fun! My $...

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    Nice work, truly the best looking implementation I've seen on these switches.A caveat for those doing projects like this. Sonoff switches are not UL or CSA certified or rated. Nor are they rated for in wall usage especially when modified. Those standards are not arbitrary or capricious, they come from learning; from accidents, from loss of property, loss of lives! The UL or CSA rating informs consumers that the product has been tested and verified to meet some minimum safety standards.Also if, God forbid, a Sonoff switch should start a fire in your home, your insurance will not cover you for using non UL listed products and/or self modified switches.These switches are cheap and great for projects, just keep in mind their limitations and above all be safe, be smart, and have fun! My $0.02.

    Again your project here is top notch, really. My warning was intended to add to your disclaimer and to be sure people are going into this project with both eyes open.No doubt cost is a factor there. Though Id like to point out there are switches out there with similar features, UL listing, are already built as an in-wall switch, and are sub $30, e.g. Inovelli switches.Thanks for your Instructable, I love to see what people come up with!

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  • M.J2 commented on a-morpheus's instructable Undead Pan1 year ago