Looking good so far btw.
I want the best reception so i got a 8db gain antenna and began to think on how to make a internal antenna external... i stole a external gps/gsm antenna from work ment for a volvo truck(aprox. $300) and gutted it, Im going to mount it on my roof later. the gsm works on a 1.1GHz and wifi works on 2GHz so i had to scrap that antenna, and i bought the holox usb gps mouse off ebay, since i couldnt get the one built into the original volvo unit to work that had to go too. there was a bunch of circutry in there that was pretty useless, lol.
this is a pic of the antenna befor the butchery and durring, originaly i was going to have the gps under the dash and i was going to use the antenna for my tv, but im going to intergrate the tv antennas into the side rear windows in the form of de-fogger strips insted.(going all the way around the window)
here is a pic of the antennas still put together
here is a pic of the antenna with the rubber boot taken off, the antenna is junk and the boot i used to make the indoor a outdoor. also note the thickness differance, the original is 2mm thick and the new one is 12mm thick, thats a bit of a differnce, i ended up scooping the excess rubber by drilling it out with progresivly bigger bits since the sidewall was quite thick.
and here is a nice Pic of the inside with all the useless junk, at this point i decided that the mouse dosn't doing to fit inside eaven with everything removed. so i had a choice modift the antenna housing or tare apart the gps mouse...
I chose the mouse. HA HA HA FUN!@$#&^
I went midevil on it can opener stiyle..... OH YA! THATS RIGHT I'M NUTZ
FYI this is what it looks on the inside
well I'm all in so lets keep on destroying, i cant use the threads on the old antenna so i need to gently "extract" the new ones, *CRACK*
I drilled the old threads out and drilled through the brass to the exact outside diamiter of the new one.
and crazy glued it into place
this hurt me very much, but i had to do it to get it through the nut thing for mounting.
also on the right you can see the new antenna all done and squezed on. this was VERY HARD since i had to stretch the rubber over the antenna, so i greased it up with some nice syn. axle grease i had laying around, this greased everything so i got some spray adhesive used on carpets sprayed my handa and my brother sprayed hus this have us enough traction to slip it over. this took over an hour
then i hard plastic epoxied it into place this epoxy dries rock hard and it ensures that this will be water tight eaven though im siliconing EVERYTHING.
TAAA DAAAA all done and siliconed however i siliconed the top and filled the whole thing(the WiFi antenna) up with silicone too...crazy no?
BTW the antenna still flexes at the joint, and all of the close-up shots where esp. hard to take as I dont have a macro lese only a 55mm and a 300mm, so i'm holding the assy. in one hand and the camera with the other trying to zoom, focus and all while holding a magnifying glass to get the close up, lol that was fun. i should get pretty good reception now also considering its hooked up to a usb 200mW WiFi device not the normal 35-100mW that most are, He He.
You can run you can hide but i'll find the "defult", "linksys", "netgear", and "MyWiFiNetwork" of the world, any one who scans for unsecure networks knows exacly what i mean(stupid ppl.)
Looking good so far btw.
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thanks, i just got to sanding it a bit with god ol' 40 grit ...You would be surprised at least around here. I find so many "linksys" broadcasts but they are encrypted! Its like they had the time and know-how to encrypt, but not to change the name? It just gets my hopes up and squashes them!
Looking good so far btw.
I was driving around with my laptop and the antenna before i "fixed it design" and useing winC i found a alarmin number of unsicure networks, 3 time that with the small antenna, And even the ones that where secure the passwords where 12345 or user or defult or home?, gowd ppl are dumb, what do you think that no one can use your network but you?, , i will do some more sanding and post later on when i come home from work.
With the IR I just meant that a lot of cameras are able to see IR. (even though the human eye can not). Just be careful at intersections with Caltran cameras (if those are even in CA).
We only have them in the major cities, i work in a rural area and live in a BIG but urban town, no cams like that to speak of, I dodnt realy know what you ment by Caltran? but now i do :P...
I'm at work now but I'll get some sanding done and take a pic with the screen inthere..., I still have to locate the cd rom...
That antenna looks great, I want to try something along those lines, thanks for all the pics.
if theirs anything that i hate is a work log with no pics ...
I might just stary on my info screen at the same time as the screen that way i can work on one as the other is drying...
ok i got a VFD(vacuum Fluorescent Display) from a friend for $20 its a 2 line 16 charicter display
As it turns out the box was empty???, ok well its a project box now...
its either going here
that trim only cost me $20 and it goes right under the speedo guage in this bend, so it would be right above the steering wheel and beside the digital speedo...
the screen is going to display song names, times and computer temps when im the gps mode...