What can I do with a satelite dish?

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  1. TiMacLover macrumors 6502

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    Mom shut our Dish TV off and now we have cable and they don't want the Dish back so its mine, what can I do with it? Anything like I can use It?
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    you could stick in the garden, fill it with water, and leave it as a bird bath.

    You could use it as a frisbee

    Or, you could turn it into a star ship

    There are endless uses for stuff like that.... :D :D
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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  5. matznentosh macrumors regular

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    Use it as a sound collector to snoop on your neighbor's conversations. Any parabola will work.
     
  6. BarneyR macrumors newbie

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    Use the dish to extend Airport range!

    TiMac Lover-

    The dish can be used to extend the range of Airport wireless reception up to several miles! Go here for more info:

    Practically Networked's page on Wireless Networking Reference - Antennas / Range Boosting

    If you're at all handy with tools and curious, you (or a buddy) will soon be experimenting with extending the range of wireless transmissions. I assume from your handle that you have a Titanium Powerbook. If you have an Airport card installed in a TiBook, you know the range sucks and might be curious about what can be done about it. A PCMIA Orinoco card, possibly with a range extender is a practical way to boost your reception. But, heck, that dish can, under the right circumstances and with a little work, extend your range accross town! Though a Pringles can might be more portable!

    If you're not interested yet, hold on to it. One of your buddies will be interested.
     
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  8. TiMacLover thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a Tibook, yet but I am interested in that boosting thing, anyone else have any other idea's?
     
  9. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Dishnetwork or DirecTv?

    I'm sure if you do some research on the net you can find some interesting uses for it.

    ;)
     
  10. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Use it as a salad bowl, or as a large dish for chips and dip. Use it as a large hat, for when it is really raining out there. You could also use it as the top section of a droid, if you are building one.

    Otherwise, put an ad up and see if anyone wants to purchase it from you.
     
  11. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    Do a solar barbicue grill!!!

    When I was young I saw 3-2-1- Contact! and they took one of those things, put aluminum around it and in the middle they placed a chicken and it cook it!

    The problem is that you can not do barbicue at night with it.

    Or, you can dig a hole in your back yard, place the unit there, cover it up, and forget about it.
     
  12. mischief macrumors 68030

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  13. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    IDEA!

    Cover it with something shiny, then reflect the sun on to a PC and melt it! It is your new PC destorying weapon! Or just watch some Cable TV ads they have lots of ideas!
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    This might be a little more practical than the earlier post, but you could sell it and keep the money. I'm sure someone might need a new one to replace one that got damaged?

    I love those clips britboy, nice!
     

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