Tip of the week #537

See that old printer sitting in the corner, inkjet, laser, dot matrix or god forbid, daisywheel? Well don’t throw it out just yet. It’s filled with elements for your next UHF yagi project.

No seriously, after much savalging (read hammering and gnashing), I pulled out not one, not two, but four gleaming stainless steel elements from an A3 printer (that’s a B size printer for my North American chums) that had been gathering dust for over two years. One mans junk as they say…….Printer Rods

Now what to do with the stepping motor that also came out? Ultra light homebrew steppir antenna anyone? :)

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