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Use an Aluminum Can to Boost Your Router’s Signal Strength

20 Dec

 

Use an Aluminum Can as a Wi-Fi Extender

If you happen to have an old can of soda or beer lying around the house and you’re struggling to get a good Wi-Fi signal on your computer, The Chive has a guide to cutting out a parabolic reflector out of the can.

Using nothing more than an aluminum can, a utility knife, scissors, and some adhesive putty, they’ve built a remarkably easy and effective Wi-Fi extender that only takes a few very simple steps to complete. If you’re not interested in using aluminum foilyou don’t want to solder a tin can, or you just want to broadcast your good taste in beer, this is a solid trick that works surprisingly well.

If you want a few more traditional tricks, check out our list of the ten best Wi-Fi boosts and tweaks and Lifehacker episode four. Find the full tutorial and walkthrough over on The Chive.Photo by: Sh4rp_i.

Use an Aluminum Can as a Wi-Fi Extender.

Amazing lifehack: Turn a soda bottle into a solar light via H2O + bleach

9 Oct

This is an amazing way to harness light from the sun, especially in poor and developing communities. Props to this man for being innovative.

1) Get a soda bottle

2) Fill it up with filtered H2O and a little bleach (to kill bacteria/fungi)

3) Cut a hole in the top of your tin roof (house, garden shed, or any place with no light)

4) Seal it in and use the sun’s light to artificially produce a lamp. No electricity or money needed.

Brilliant.

via Hack a Soda Bottle into a Solar Light.

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