How do I add video inputs to a television that doesn't have any?

How do I add video inputs to a television that doesn't have any?

Posted by mestacio 9 years ago


Internet Television

PCs and Television these days.  A quick look at how the Internet is taking over television. By connecting an Internet connected PC to your television, you can download TV shows, movies, etc. (How to connect a TV to a PC) DVI Cable S-Video Cable VGA Cable http://www.howcast.com/videos/185705-How-To-Connect-Your-Laptop-To-Your-Television   TV is moving to the Internet, examples.. http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Legend+of+the+Seeker&st;=1 http://www.hulu.com/search?query=The+Big+Bang+Theory&st;=0 http://www.cbs.com/primetime/big_bang_theory/     Web TV Sites (let me know if you know more!) http://abc.go.com/ http://www.cbs.com/video/ http://www.nbc.com/video/ http://video.pbs.org/ http://www.fox.com/fod/ http://www.boxee.tv/ http://www.joost.com/ http://www.spreety.com/default.aspx http://www.epixhd.com/ http://www.ovguide.com/ http://www.crackle.com/ http://www.tvland.com/fullepisodes/leaveittobeaver/ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/technology/18webtv.html http://tv1.com/ http://www.vimeo.com/ http://www.vevo.com/ http://www.spreety.com/default.aspx   http://www.epixhd.com/   http://www.ovguide.com/   http://www.crackle.com/   http://www.tvland.com/fullepisodes/leaveittobeaver/   http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/technology/18webtv.html   http://tv1.com/   http://www.vimeo.com/   http://www.vevo.com/   http://www.myfitv.com/ http://www.letmewatchthis.com/ http://www.fancast.com/ http://www.hulu.com/     (Net TV Guides) http://www.zap2it.com/tv/ http://www.casttv.com/ http://www.clicker.com/

Posted by etech18 8 years ago


CASTING CALL FOR ENGINEERS AND CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

National Geographic Television is looking for an experienced engineer or certified construction worker to host a new ten-part television series. The ideal candidate will have a diverse range of experience in one or more of the following industries: aviation, shipping, rail freight, construction, mining, or civil engineering. You don’t have to have an engineering degree, you just have to prove that: you have engineering experience, you love your work, and you have the ability to communicate that passion to others. Professional certification in welding, commercial diving, metal work, or electronics is desirable. The series will be broadcast on National Geographic Channels both in the United States and around the world in the second half of 2008. Send resumes and inquiries to fixes@ngs.org by October 20 2007. Better still send a video of yourself on the job to World’s Toughest Fixes, C/O National Geographic Television, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20036.

Posted by peter_rees_tv 11 years ago


TV Size

I am wondering which tv is best to play video games and watch tv on a day to day basis either this one, this one, or this one.

Posted by Caveman477 9 years ago


Don't you just hate television?

Don't you just hate television?

Posted by Weallliveintheyellowsubmarine 11 years ago


On-camera engineer or rigger in LA area

Engineer, Machinist, Rigger or really clever Tinkerer who can be themselves on camera for a new Spike TV show about warriors throughout history. Position would entail talking about and setting up tests for weapons in fight laboratory. May be asked about their opinion on certain show content. Need someone between 25-35 due to their viewing figures.

Posted by rokada 10 years ago


Infomation about rear projection TV problem.

Hi Folks. I know there are some very knowledgeable people out there so I hope you don't mind if I pick your brains for some info ;-) I have a problem with our Toshiba 46WH08B rear projection TV. Yesterday I noticed that there is a distinct blue shadow around the images at the bottom of the screen this appears for about a 1/4 of the way up the screen the middle is fine as is the top right hand side but the same blue shadowing appears at the top left. I have tried adjusting the convergence but as the centre of the screen is ok this does not really help. I have done quite a bit of web searching on this & have an idea as to what the problem is but was hoping that there may be someone with some real knowledge of TV repair that could confirm my suspicions. I don't really want to call out a TV repair man yet as I don't really want to get stuck with a bill just to be told it's beyond economic repair. Thanks in advance for any help folks. All the best. Nostalgic Guy.

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 6 years ago


Vertically Adjustable TV Wall Mount

I am in need of a vertically adjustable wall mount that would hold a 32" LCD TV and raise/lower the tv with 12-24" of travel. I live in an apartment and am on a tight tight tight budget, so I am trying to dual purpose a TV to be both computer monitor and bedroom television. My problem is that when the TV is sitting on the desk, I have to look between my feet to see it from the bed. It just isn't comfortable viewing. If I were to mount it at proper viewing height from the bed, I would be craning my neck to see it. I have scoured the internet and the only mounts they make like this are as expensive as another TV.  I am a novice at this kind of thing, so the simpler and cheaper the better. If I could mount some sort of track to the wall and use a heavy pin to set the height or something like that, that would be an idea. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you,  Sean

Posted by SlyBlackDragon 4 years ago


INVENTOR SEARCH FOR TELEVISION!

Hello Instructables! My name is Nic and I work for Discovery Channel Canada. Our premiere show Daily Planet is current looking for any wild and crazy backyard inventors for our new fall season! So if you have a great invention and think you'd be good on TV, send me a private message describing your invention and a bit about yourself. We're focusing mainly in Canada and the United States but everyone from around the world is welcome! We're still looking and still hoping to hear back from more inventors!

Posted by Daily Planet 9 years ago


Design Assistance Humbly Requested! Mylar + Flatscreen TV + Frame = Stealth TV Goodness

I am in the pre-panning stages of a project in which I would like to make a false over-the-mantle mirror to hide an LED TV using mylar on a motorized roll to pass over the television.  I will be building a frame and really need some brainstorming help with a starting off point for fabbing the mylar into a false mirror.  Parts, ideas, etc.  from a very simple, mechanical-tension model to more complex, electrically motorized design would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by cepartin 8 years ago


Sandra Betzina and Power Sewing on View From the Bay

If you live in the Bay Area, this is your chance to see behind the scenes of a live television broadcast! ABC Channel 7 invites you to be in their studio audience, on Monday, January 11, 2010 when local celebrity, Instructables member, and sewing powerhouse, Sandra Betzina will be appearing on “The View From The Bay”. Sandra will be discussing her new Learn to Sew series, which has its own group right here on Instructables! So join the group, check out the show, and as a special bonus, every member of the audience will receive a FREE one-month subscription to the Power Sewing WebTV Show!!!! Tickets for the show must be reserved in advance. Audience doors open at 2:15pm with a cut-off time of 2:30pm, the show is live from 3-4pm.   To reserve your seats please call the ticket request line at (415)-954-7733 or visit www.viewfromthebay.com and click on “be in our audience” and fill out a ticket request form.

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Real life Magic Wand for your TV

The coolest TV remote ever! The "World's First Magic Wand," can now be yours. This universal remote comes with a built-in accelerometer which allows it to perform "13 magical functions" with which to amaze your friends. In fact, it works with IR sensors to engage with almost any device that can be remote controlled. Too good to be true? Check out the Kymera Magic Wand's charmingly addictive website and order yours today! Supplies are limited, so don't delay.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Are you a fan of Top Gear? - BBC Casting for new car mod show

Are you a fan of the show TOP GEAR? BBC Worldwide Productions has a new car customizing competition series that is casting in Southern California! We are looking for teams of two to transform their own ordinary cars into the most extreme madcap vehicles, before putting them through their paces in off the wall and outrageous challenges. You bring the personality and car, we'll do the rest. All you need is a great personality and a great story about your car, and you'll have a chance to win ultimate bragging rights and a cash prize. To meet with casting directors in July, email the following information on both you and your teammate, reply to: bbccarchallenge@gmail.com - Names of team members - Occupations - Hometown - Brief description of your relationship to each other - Brief description of your relationship to the car - Photo of each team member - Photo of the car

Posted by TopGearhead 6 years ago


Television to secret compartment

So, I have this old TV that is complete and absolute crap in my room just sitting there, looking ugly. So I got an idea that maybe I could turn it into something else on the inside since it's not super small and it would be funny. Anything would be cool, but I had a couple ideas: fridge bookshelf make the screen a cupboard door to the empty inside aquarium drawer etc

Posted by Schisler7 10 years ago


The "Two and two ain't five show" (1969)

It's a Pitch for Sesame Street, some interesting background..."We're going to keep repeating them Kermit, just like commercials on regular TV, again and again, until they sink in you know." (Pitch video starts at 1:50)L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Suggestions Wanted: Ways to Hack a Mini-TV

I have a Casio TV-970D mini TV that is now obsolete in my country (UK) owing to the switch to digital television. What I am left with is a 2.3" colour LCD screen (about the same size as that on a Gameboy Color) which runs off batteries, or the mains, and uses an aerial or a A/V input cable as its source. The A/V cable is like a standard audio jack. Product detail: http://www.ciao.co.uk/Casio_TV970__Review_5319736 Does anybody have any ideas of what I could do with this? My only thoughts so far were to use it as the mouth for some kind of robot head, since it produces an interesting light show when you plug an MP3 player into the input. My plan was to have it speak messages played from that other redundant piece of technology; the Walkman. I'm also toying with the idea of trying to record video onto audio cassette (crazy, I know, and the picture will be awful) and play them on the unit. But I'm sure you'll have better ideas. All suggestions welcome.

Posted by SonOfFurzehatt 8 years ago


Casting Call: Everyday Edisons in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago

The PBS show Everyday Edisons is holding casting calls for Season 3!Bring your idea or product and the paperwork, and present it to the judges in two minutes. Here's a useful FAQ.From their website:We consider concepts of all levels, whether it's just an idea, a prototype, a finished product, a patented idea, etc. -- all are welcome. There is no age requirement, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. DatesSan Jose, CA - This Saturday, Feb 16 2008. Doors open at 7am at the McEnery Convention Center. Dallas - Saturday, March 15, 2008.Chicago - Saturday, April 9, 2008.Northeast, location TBD - Saturday, May 17, 2008

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Best and Worst Television Show of All Time?

I saw the other forums and I decided to create this one. What do you think is the best show of all time? What do you think is the worst show of all time? Why?

Posted by bdcoco 10 years ago


MAKE: television debuts on public television this weekend!

MAKE Magazine, now on the tube!Saw the post on BoingBoing, and thought, might as well relay this over to instructables. SHOW DESCRIPTIONMake: is the DIY series for a new generation! It celebrates "Makers" -- the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels. The series encourages everyone to invent, revent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular MAKE magazine, each half-hour episode inspires millions to think, create, and, well, make. Broadcast feed starts January 3, 2009, at 7 p.m. Eastern time.I haven't found a link to which stations will broadcast, if anyone does, say something, I'll add it.LINK

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Rotating/revolving bookcase

I wonder if you could offer any advice on this idea of mine.  I’m looking to design/make a bookshelf that revolves.  Like this www.youtube.com/embed/XkYvXMYnTxc?list=UU_UK-sPqzXj10PvfUCf39lg TV on one side and books on the other.  The setup I want to make isn’t the same as this, but the mechanism would be exactly the same.  Any ideas on how to DIY this?  ​The space I have to do it is 16" deep, 39" wide and about 50" high I've searched around and can't find any info on where to buy the brackets/arms/runners that may be needed.  There are also wall beds that do the same thing on a much larger scale - but the process in principal is the same. I feel like the solution is fairly simple, but I don’t know where to start.  Any help would be brilliant, thanks.  This guy looks like he'd know how to do it https://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Door-Bookshelf/?ALLSTEPS Cheers!

Posted by tjwmurphy 4 years ago


satelite dish hack

Is there anyway a television dish can b used to make satelte phone calls useing a mobile ph???

Posted by dagyboy 9 years ago


monitor and tv-tuner

Is there a way to connect an old 21 inch monitor with 5 rgb+hv bnc connectors and an external tv-tuner to watch television with?

Posted by enterplus 11 years ago


It's the End of an Era! The End of Television as We Know it!!

DAVID TENNANT HAS QUIT AS DOCTOR WHO!!!It's... unthinkable!No maniac smile, no undercurrent of universe-spanning horrors...But, wait... that leaves a vacancy!Bets are already being taken on the successor, but... shouldn't it be an unknown? Somebody new to TV? Somebody with the charisma and confidence to carry off lines full of made-up names and sciences?Where do I apply?BBC Doctor Who Site

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Carnival Backpiece Costume with Portable Projector?

Hi there Instructable-philes, This is my first post (question) so please go gentle on me.  I would like to create a Carnival backpiece that is Television set Screen with a portable projector playing a loop of video.  So when people see my it looks as if I am coming out of a television set.  I know the technology is there, I am hoping someone in this fabulous forum could at least point me in the right direction regarding a How-to or something they noticed as similar to my idea. Thanks in advance for your help! DishnRob

Posted by dshnrob 2 years ago


Science Channel Seeking Grassroots Green Inventors!

US television network wants you and your green inventions! Are you a grassroots green inventor who wants to be featured on a new television series? Do you take it upon yourself to create your own ingenious solutions to environmental conundrums? We’re looking to feature inventions and inventors from all walks of life that will inspire a greener globe! A brief description of your savvy invention along with why your project is deserving of national attention should be included! Photographs would also be great, but aren't necessary. Email us! greeninventors@peacepoint.tv Very best, Stephanie Pickering Chase Producer 416-365-7734 ext. 213

Posted by Stephanie Ann 11 years ago


Electronic Component Identification

Hi, I found a capacitor in a old television set and I need some help figuring out the value. All I know is that it is rated for 2KV. What it says: MDC 1000K N3300 2KV ~Thanks~

Posted by qwertyboy 8 years ago


Apes are People, Too

Spain's parliament has voted to give the rights to life and freedom to apes. Keeping apes for use in circuses, television commercials or for filming will be forbidden. Zoos are still OK, but many will have to improve their conditions in the future to keep apes.Right on. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Did you see Instructables in the Australian press on March 24?

On March 24th, we had a huge increase in direct traffic to the homepage from Australia and New Zealand. Was Instructables mentioned on Australian television or a print publication? I haven't been able to figure it out.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


The masked magician

I really like this television show. The masked magician show how to do great tricks and illusions. I even did some at school. Like levitating, walking on water, cutting someone in half and the wine and needle trick. Do you like it ? or what do you think ?

Posted by arylic 9 years ago


Composite video output from PC to TV

Does anybody know how to install a composite video jack into the back of a computer to output video to a television? I just want to put a female rca jack in the back of my PC. Any ideas?

Posted by Reeper 10 years ago


KipKays " Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! " Featured on Australian television

Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dc9BHiQUpWUSorry for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Ivan Dixon - A diverse actor of merit - age 76 died

Ivan Dixon: a short biographyAnd another more detailed accountLongtime friend and colleague Sidney Poitier said Dixon has left his mark on American film, television and theater.Ivan Dixon was an prolific television and film actor, who starred in Hogan's Heroes, and The Fugitive, in several episodes of The Twilight Zone including "I Am the Night” Color Me Black", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", & "The Big Tall Wish", and the film Nothing But a Man; to mention but a few.The film -- depicted a railroad worker who fell in love with a minister's daughter and fought against racism in their Alabama town -- was his most meaningful role, Dixon said."That was me," Dixon said, "I had lived every moment. ... I was reliving my whole life on film."Dixon died on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. He was 76.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


How can I make a bicycle generator?

Im doind a science fair project and I'm having quite a bit of trouble. For the fair I am trying to connect a generator to a stationary bicycle and then to a television. How should I start. I don't even know where to begin. Any thoughts, ideas, equations i may find helpful. whould be great.

Posted by rlouise 11 years ago


DC to AC Inverting for boat

This spring I am looking to build a pontoon boat from scratch (Besides the pontoon logs). Its going to be a large boat and I am wanting a few amenities to go along with it. Im trying to figure away convert the car battery wich is on the boat to power appliances such as mini-fridge, lights, radio, box fan, and maybe a PS2 with Television. I need a high wattage out-put to power everything too. For sure: 8 lights - 75 Watts ea. 20 inch tall Mini-fridge - 200 watts Stereo - 150 watts Box Fan - 120 Watts Maybes: PS2 - 180 watts 20" Television - 300 watts I want this to work if all the for sures were going at once. I want to know how many car batteries I will need approx for 10 hours (or longer) of use with the "For Sures" And I want a clean way of doing this. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Posted by d_child 11 years ago


Replacing Convergence STK's on an HDTV.

If someone can find me some information on how to track down the location of my bad STK's on a projection HDTV mainboard, or any useful information I will create an Instructable with good pictures of my procedure of repairing the convergence issue on my projection HDTV. Thanks!

Posted by lonerayven 9 years ago


Need your help to fix my Nintendo 64

Hey, Well i was cleaning my room one day and i found my old nintendo 64 and i also found its star wars games and i really wanted to play it but something happened and it ain't working. Problem: Well basically i plug in the system to my television, the whole thing starts up the red light , lights up in the console , but nothing comes up on the television screen... i tried plugging again and again checked all the connections but na na...nothing came up. The same problem occured once and then i worked fine but now it aint coming back. I really wanna play it but there is nothing showing on the screen... Condition: I bought the console new brand about 7 years ago and it was working fine. then i got my playstation so i just put it aside. The video in and audio in cable is a bit broken at the console joint but i fixed it. There is one thing on the top infront of the catriage slot which has the sticker removed... Please help.

Posted by arylic 9 years ago


DIY BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

  I have a pair of tv speaker that are 16 ohms and 11 w, and I wanted to turn them into wireless bluetooth speaker kind of similar to this one. (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/) . I was wondering what kind of amplifier, bluetooth module and battery would I need. these are the speakers I have- http://www.ebay.com/itm/378G110A567YAK-TELEVISION-.. I am a noob in these kind of project so, detailed explanation would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Rafi321 1 year ago


How does a 3d TV interface with a gaming console?

I am trying to build a small circuit board with a microcontroller that will be able to trick a PS3 or XBOX into thinking it is connected to a modern 3D Television. Once this works, other hardware/software can handle the video and audio output, but I have no idea where to find information regarding how to make this "secret handshake" between a video device and a gaming console. Does anyone have any ideas, information, or just places I could look to try to find this info? Thank you!

Posted by Runiko 5 years ago


Looking for Focus Group Participants for New Inventions

Science Channel's All-American Makers is looking for focus group participants: people who want to give their opinions on new exciting inventions before they hit the marketplace.  We will be filming throughout October in Jersey City.  TIME COMMITMENT: 4-5 hours COMPENSATION: $100 Anyone who is interested or who knows of someone who might be interested, email clehman@brayentertainment.com or call 212-993-8518.  Tech-savvy consumers, parents on the go, grillers, bikers, car owners, etc. People of all ages. 

Posted by Christopher Bray 3 years ago


Last Meal

I'm a television junkie and I recently watched an episode of King of the Hill in which Dale, Bill, Boomhauer and Khan get together to make what would be their last meal, if they knew they were going to be executed the next day.  I was thinking about this....what would my last meal be? A Japanese bento with tonkatsu, teriyaki chicken, tempura veg, various sushi, Grandma's green chile, and her black mole (mo-lay) and my Mom's rice......and some Ghiradelli dark chocolate. What would your last meal be? I think I want to get some friends together and do my own "Last Meal Party."....In time for Halloween.

Posted by zurichko 7 years ago


Big Screen Digital Canvas?

Ok, my parents have an old unusable 52" rear projection television.(projector is busted) I'm a filmmaker/digital sculptor and I want to convert the tv into a large digital canvas that I connect to my computer and can interact with using either the Maxell "Penit" digital pen, or one of these two other digital pens. (http://www.expedata.net/products/digitalmobile.html) I still have to test the pens to see if they can even live feed information to the computer. I am thinking it should be possible to use some type of bare computer LCD screen as the foundation of a rebuilt rear projector. Anybody have any specific ideas about how to put this together?

Posted by Butch007 11 years ago


nes pc and mouse

Hey guys...i was just wondering two things. First, is it theoretically possible to build one of these nintendo pc's to be operated as a fully functional pc for gaming and internet use, with your tv as a monitor and to install jacks to be able to connect to a surround sound system? also, i am not too good with computers and all that jazz but ever consider a nes controller that would operate as a mouse? this, of course, would be assuming that you could use your pc in the way i mentioned above, if not it would be kind of pointless. i also thought it would be nifty if it could be a wireless deal...you know...just so you don't have to sit 3 feet away from your television...

Posted by mr_bojiggler 11 years ago


Travel Much? Maybe you need a "FAKE TV" ?

Afraid of burglars entering your house when you are away overnight?   This product looks like just the thing (I sincerely like what I am seeing, I don't sell them, I am not affiliated with them in any way). I bet one could be made with an arduino and an LED array?  Fool Burglars with FakeTV! Most burglars will not risk prison by breaking into an occupied house.  So when a prowler sees that flickering glow that means someone is home watching television, he knows to move on to an easier target. But now you can outsmart him with a FakeTV.  FakeTV simulates... Go HERE for the REST of the story...        

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


I have to leave the community. It's been fun and interesting. Nice hanging out with you all!Bye.

To be plain, I just can't be a part of a site that promotes pornography, being defined "Pornography is any material depicting or describing the human body or sexual conduct in a way that arouses sexual feelings. It is distributed through many media, including magazines, books, television, movies, music, and the Internet." Many of you probably won't understand my reasoning, few understand that aren't Mormon (and even a few that are Mormon don't understand). But I have to. I can't express how crushing this is to me. I really love this site. It's been just great learning and chatting here. It's been fun sharing my little projects, too. Bye.

Posted by royalestel 10 years ago


Makers Wanted

Proper Television is looking for Makers to star in a new TV series. If selected for the show, you will enter a series of build competitions, including making things such as: -Modifying a lawnmower into a 70mph drag racer -Designing catapults to hurl pumpkins across football fields -Constructing Rube Goldberg machines -Building human-powered submarines Our goal is to find multifaceted individuals with aptitude in numerous fields pertinent to these sorts of projects. People with experience in things like engineering, electronics, physics, welding, pyrotechnics, construction, engines and industrial design—these are the sorts we’re looking to get in touch with. Does this sound like you? What about someone you know? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Email Jesse at jesse@propertelevision.com Thanks! Jesse

Posted by Proper J 6 years ago


Bray Entertainment New Show AMERICAN MAKERS CASTING

Hey Instructables! My name is Michael Kelly and I'm one of two casting associates at Bray Entertainment. I am casting a Television Show about Inventors and their amazing creations for Bray Entertainment--the Co-Creators of 'Pawn Stars'. The show "American Makers" is already sold to a major Network and the wheels of production are quickly turning. We love what you all do and if you think you have an invention that is revolutionary enough to be on our show, give me a call asap at (212) 993-8528. We are looking for anything and everything and anyone and everyone. Michael Kelly Bray Entertainment 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Posted by Michael Kelly 4 years ago


Will the Waves ever Die?

Think about it, the age is the Digital Dawn of the day, anologue Television is already being planned to me completely removed from the air waves in 2009 to make way for the "supposedly" DIGITAL SUPURIOUR HD crap. I don't watch that much TV to begin with so it doesn't bother me. But what about FM radio, is that ever going to die? Chances are probably not for a few years, seeing how the AM spectrum is still kicking around. How long can our traditional ways last? I'd be fairly sad to see FM leave the game. Really, we've had radio since the dawn of the technical age, from the 40's through the 80's (remember the days?). I just wanna see what anyone else has to say.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Prototype This premiers tonight

Prototype This premiers tonight on the Discovery Chanel. It stars Zoz, a good friend of mine from MIT. Here's what Zoz has to say about the premier:Dear lords of the realm,Please join me in advertisement-laden spirit this Wednesday for a thrilling three hours of television tomfoolery:8pm: Discovery Channel - season premiere of "Time Warp" produced by crop circle nemesis and doctor of weirdness John Tindall and co-hosted by Robots alum and all-around superhero Jeff Lieberman; followed by:9pm: Network Presidential debate - mix red food colouring with corn syrup and smear it on the screen so that all participants look like the blood-soaked zombies they are; wipe it off in time for:10pm: Discovery Channel - season premiere of "Prototype This" co-hosted by yours truly! That's right, the Apocalypse Now of television - the series that wouldn't die, that took longer than most Master's theses to make, is finally going to see the light of day!Representative websites here:http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/prototype-this/prototype-this.htmlhttp://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/10/preview-discove.htmlhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10016485-52.htmlTo anyone who got this shameless plug twice - take it as a compliment because I didn't want to miss anyone so this one is going only to important individuals, not lists! But still tell all your friends to watch so we can get good ratings and get picked up for more seasons so I don't have to find a real job!It's been a long and circuitous path from idea to actual show. In one of the first ideas, Squid Labs was going to prototype various ideas in a reality-TV-like show. To see how it's evolved, check out a couple of the casting reels we filmed starring Tim, Christy, Corwin, and me:MITERS Tour with TimSquid Labs tour with Christy, Corwin, and EricI've got Zoz's casting reel too, and I'll share that shortly.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Calling all Crafters: The Hub Network's Halloween Costume Contest (US)

Anyone with a little imagination can get involved in the Hub’s Halloween Bash Costume Contest, where we’ll search for the best DIY and handmade Halloween costumes in the country! After submitting photos and/or a video of your costume from 8/16-9/29 we will bring 50 semi-finalists (one from each state) to Los Angeles for a star-studded nationally televised event with celebrity judges, hosts and performances (Martha Stewart is the Halloween Expert Lead Judge this year!). There they will compete to find out who will win each of the six costume categories and take home $1,000, or win best overall costume and take home the grand prize of $25,000 and a chance at a walk on role on the Hub Network’s show, “R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” For further information or to enter a costume, visit: http://www.hubworld.com/halloween

Posted by hubhalloweenbash 5 years ago


Tidbits of Olympic Proportions

Tetranitrate's Japanese adventures are not the only exciting happenings in the region: on Friday (08/08/08), the 2008 Summer Olympics began in Beijing, China.Despite concerns about air quality for the games and preparations, these games showcase some very cool designs, cultural aspects, and other miscellany that we would otherwise not have seen. The two featured buildings to check out are the National Aquatics Center and the National Stadium, more commonly referred to as the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest. They are very interesting buildings, and architecturally stunning as well.For the bike enthusiasts out there, Make Magazine posted this album of bicycles in Beijing.And some digital enhancement: China apparently wasn't happy with the fireworks display, so they added some CGI fireworks for television viewers. Link via Boing Boing Gadgets.If you find more cool things related to the Olympics, please share!

Posted by joshf 10 years ago