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Jonathan Ward – MIT – Machines That Make

I've been interested in all kinds of machine tools for a long time, and in the various projects like Rep Rap and the like that use either additive or subtractive technologies. Now that I am involved more in radio stuff, the prospect of milling small pc boards seams very cool, and this little CNC mill seems to fit the bill. Preserved for later.

Jonathan Ward - MIT - Machines That Make.


The Gray-Hoverman Antenna For UHF Television Reception – Digital Home Canada

While searching for a link for my brother on building antennas for HDTV (you guys are all ready for the oncoming digital TV Apocalypse, aren't you?) I found this interesting link on an antenna which seems very good, and suitable for amateur construction. Seems like I could use some of the 12 gauge wire I used to make my Cheap Yagi to make this antenna in an hour or so. Might be a fun experiment, although since I live at the bottom of a rather narrow valley, I doubt it will render hdtv service tenable at my current location.

The Gray-Hoverman Antenna For UHF Television Reception - Digital Home Canada.

Addendum: Here's a link to the general dimensions for the single bay version. It's got two layers: he first has a pair of zig zag elements, and the "reflectors" are 100mm behind. Should be quite simple to fabricate.

Gray-Hoverman Dimensions