"How to make a Faraday Cage"
Simple Instructions to make a small cage;
Things You'll Need
2 8-foot lengths of 2-by-2 boards
8-foot length of 2-by-1 board
12-inch piano hinge
10 foot of 36-inch wide mesh screen
Bare copper wire
1) Build a frame, 18 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches. Cut the two 2-by-2 boards into four 18-inch
lengths and eight 12-inch lengths. This is the box. Cut the single 1-by-2 board into two 18-inch lengths
and two 12-inch lengths. This is the lid. Screw the frame together. Place boards into a square. Drill pilot
holes for each screw to prevent the wood from splitting.
2) Create an entry lid that securely attachés within the wooden frame. Attach the lid onto the frame with
a piano hinge. Remember that the surface where the lid and the box meet needs to have 100 percent
contact with each other, without gaps for the electrical current to leak out.
3) Attach the mesh with an electric stapler makes this job easier. Keep the staples two inches apart. A
Faraday cage does not have to be solid. Metal should not touch the electronics or the EMP will
re-radiate the item, destroying the electronic component. Remember the mesh must touch everywhere
to provide protection. Do not just staple the mesh to the wooden frame. Metal must touch metal to
prevent the pulse from entering.
4) Solder a wire to one of the four corners and to a copper-coated 3/8-inch steel rod driven at least 5
feet into the ground. Use a wire size AWG # 4 or thicker bare copper wire. The shorter the ground wire
the better with no sharp bends. Sharp bends will cause resistance, lowering the effectiveness of the
ground. The finer the strands in the wire the better it will work. It is not advisable to depend on the
ground connection in your wall socket. Several thousand volts during an EMP could surge through the
connection. These few preparations can make surviving a disaster a little easier.
Now my opinion is first decide exactly what your gonna keep and store in this cage, then decide what
size to build it, this instructions is for a very small one. Please watch the video below and get an
excellent example of a cage.....this is awesome!!!
|AN AWESOME EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE
MAKING A FARADAY CAGE!!!!!