Thursday, February 4, 2010

Seeing radio waves with a light bulb

More from one of my favorite MAKEzine bloggers -- Diana Eng -- This is an excellent way to help one visualize radio waves as you build your DIXIE PIXIE.

... Using a low power amateur radio transmitter and a simple light bulb receiver circuit, we see how radio waves and electromagnetic induction transmit energy and signals wirelessly through the air. We also see how dipole and Yagi antennas radiate their energy in different patterns. Read on to build your own dipole receiving antenna! 

Watch the whole video HERE

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