Monthly Archives: June 2008

RFP

I’ve set up resources for a small (N

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Your Environment is Constantly Refreshing Itself.

Of the almost endless things we know to be true but can’t see, one that impresses me greatly is the refreshing and cycling of electronic devices. It’s not difficult for devices to exceed our “flicker fusion” thresholds — around 8kHz … Continue reading

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Converting DLP projectors for grayscale operation, part 2.

Now that I’ve outlined some reasons for wanting a grayscale (color-wheel-free) projector, here’s how to make one. It’s simple, and the procedure is generalizable onto pretty much any DLP/DMD device. First, turn off and unplug your projector. In this case, … Continue reading

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Converting DLP projectors for grayscale operation, part 1.

DLP projectors are interesting things. They are based on MEMS technology — in essence, a million or more tiny controllable mirrors, one for each pixel. But the mirrors are not colored. To get the final output color, the image is … Continue reading

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Although it’s been said, many times, many ways…

Make sure your interface degrades gracefully.

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Interfaces, Part 1.

The Marantz PMD620 has a remarkable interface design feature — the “level” LED indicators at the top of the unit. With two LEDs and three states, they convey all the necessary information about recording levels, leaving the OLED screen free … Continue reading

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Commencement

I’m going to be taking this blog in new directions, starting today.

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