Sunday, January 11th, 2009

New art project, sheet metal antennae for the wall

Antennas? Antennae? Whatever.

Anyway, with the upcoming digital conversion, I’ve been thinking a bit about the home TV setup. We’ve always had rabbit ears around Stinkbug Manor — and I only scratched my cornea once by walking into on — but this video has inspired me to try something else.

I plan to do what the guy did in the video, create my own antenna using some household items, some screws & washers and a widget from Radio Shack. I plan on hiding it all, however, behind some sort of sheet metal wall art. A nice wall squid or octopus would look much better than the rabbit ears.

I’ll start next weekend,* I need to take stuff back to Lowe’s anyway. In the meantime, I’ll think of a pattern and a way to cut everything without shearing off my own fingers. (I can’t help but think of Eric’s birthday grill leg wound…good times.)

Wish me luck.

* unless life intervenes.

UPDATE 1/18: Life’s intervening somewhat. I bought the sheetmetal and some of the parts, but I don’t think I’ll get to it today.