Monday, March 23, 2009

Holy antenna, Batman!

For months, Jim and I have been talking about ditching the cable and rigging the TVs to pick up the digital signal over the air. It only took me losing my job to actually do it. We broke up with Time Warner Cable last week and hooked up a $10 Big Lots antenna to the digital converter box and, voila, free television over the air in the family room. So, today, we picked up another box with our government coupon, but lacked an antenna for the TV in the living room.

No problem. Apparently, you can make one with materials you may have around the house. Jim made an antenna from an old wok and coaxial cable. He found the instructions online once, got the basic idea and put one together in less than an hour. Click here for a closeup.

It actually works. The picture isn't great, but it works and it's free.

1 comment:

Hi, My name is: Tim said...

That is awesome! Next you'll have to build a "cantenna" out of a Pringles can for your wifi.

See, and they said being a geek was uncool.