Build Your Own Coffee Can Cell Phone Booster

cellboost1.jpgJust hang in there, and get past the lame 43 second introduction of this cast of wacky science characters (why does Popular Science, a fairly respectable brand, feel the need to do stuff like this?), and you’ll see a great video on how to build your own low-cost, easy cell phone reception booster using just two old coffee cans and your bare wits. Just solder the two cans together, attach an aftermarket antenna, and plug into your phone for a fast, cheap boost in signal reception. Now, you don’t mind talking on your cell phone while waving around two giant, soldered-together coffee cans, do you?

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)