I know this project is progressing slowly. I guess that's how I work. But Sam and I thought we'd share the progress so far on our Dish satellite "upgrade." Stay tuned. The painting part is not done yet. When it is, I hope to incorporate a small solar motor into it.
My main concern here is: The solar motor and related parts must attach very securely to the front armature, such that the strong winter/spring winds don't separate the solar pieces from the Dish, blowing next door into my Republican neighbor's driveway when he's outside, striking him in the head and killing him.
My neighbor may be a conservative, but after living side by side for 20+ years, I still like the guy despite his extreme flaws, like his simplistic views against anything that smacks of socialism such as public schools, highways, social security, healthcare for all (even though he gets his from the government), etc. etc.