Extending Bluetooth's Range


My first introduction to computers was in the pages of Popular Electronics magazine. In 1975 there was an article about the MITS Altair computer with a whopping 256 bytes of memory (and no, I didn't forget the K or M) that I must have read 1000 times trying to decipher the details. A year later, I had the opportunity to build a MITS Altair computer for the College of Mines at the University of Idaho. I loved that computer--front panel switches and all. I don't think Popular Electronics is still published, but its sister publication, Popular Science is still kicking and even online. Its good to see that they're still in the business of publishing fun little hacks, like this article on extending the range of Bluetooth by adding an antenna.