Category Archives: Fake Design

Color Constancy

I’m setting up a workstation for some new electro-optical projects. There’s no question in my mind that inspiring workspaces make better work. Most of my workspaces have been haphazard and unorganized, primarily because they were set up in a damned … Continue reading

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Update: Graf Paper, A Coloring Book For Graf Artists.

In 2007 I released a coloring book for graffiti artists. Since that time, many, many graf artists have printed it, extended and enhanced the drawings, and dropped the results in their sketchbooks. Some have shared the results online in a … Continue reading

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Vote For Daniel Reetz!

Engadget is giving away some Amazon Kindle ebook readers. Please vote for me! I’m #2 (Assembly). UPDATE: To thank everyone for their votes, I have released this artwork into the public domain. It is now free to use for anything … Continue reading

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SLING, SINGLE POINT.

A good friend of mine built up an AR-15. He wanted a single-point sling to carry the thing, so we manufactured one. My mom supplied the webbing and slides — surplus from a job she had making instrument bags for … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

Poodus and I are working on a little project together. Had to throw a teaser up here.

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Fight Christmas With Guns

Conservatives and the religious right imagine a world in which Christmas is under attack. For Christmas last year, I decided to give them the gift of validation: I helped make the straw man stand up on his own. Freedom of … Continue reading

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Optical Rail System

I cooked up an optical rail to test lens designs. It turned out pretty well.

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Prototyping Riverbed Recovery Hardware.

WAT bought an absurdly powerful magnet, with the intention of recovering metal objects from the riverbed. The problem was: how to suspend it without putting too much distance between the magnet and the junk? This is my first answer. It’s … Continue reading

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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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You Are Not Dead: A Guide To Modern Living

Five long years, hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars, and millions of mouse-clicks have gone into the making of You Are Not Dead, A Guide to Modern Living. This album of electronic music is a joint effort between myself and … Continue reading

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The End is How

2007: Began graduate studies in the CVN at NDSU in Minard Hall. Bought a mill and taught myself to use it. Built a “DOF adapter” for M42-mount lenses. Modified a DV camera for use with the adapter. Built an Arca-Swiss … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to be replaced.

Some updates around the site — check the front page, for example. The most obvious updates were aesthetic, but the most important updates were making the content around here more easily accessible. No wading through entries to browse pictures, posters, … Continue reading

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M42 Lens Adapter.

One of the problems with current DV cameras is the lack of Depth of Field (DOF). Put very simply, if you want to have a foreground object in focus, and a background blurred, you need a large sensor and a … Continue reading

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The Surface of the Soviet Movie Industry.

The Soviets had a long and productive run with film, producing hundreds of movies, some absolutely stunning. While in Russia, I had the opportunity to copy a large number of posters, as well as fifty or more films. I had … Continue reading

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Fakeproject Dot Com Is Gone.

After long deliberation, downloadation, and backup-ation, I’ve gone and deleted the contents of fakeproject.com from the server. There’s a lot of organization and re-structuring happening behind the scenes, and leaving the content of old up there for all was inhibiting … Continue reading

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