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Josh sent us this proposed remake – an LED lamp that simulates the ambient effects of a television left on. Billed as security device to ward off thieves, there’s just something about it that leaves me scratching my head. True, it would use less electricity than a television left running for the length of your vacation – suppose I’d just like a peak inside that old-school-imac-looking enclosure. but at ~$50, that investigation probably won’t happen. – FakeTV makes it look like the biggest couch potato ever is home

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!



  1. dnny says:

    This is just great, we don´t have TV, so this would be just perfect decoration to our livingroom.

  2. Josh Hock says:

    I figure for someone like my friend, who’s family has a vacation home in VT that they get to once a month, this would work better than their barking-dog alarm. Looks like a fun project to remake.

  3. cyenobite2 says:

    And… Sadly, it’s probably more entertaining to watch than most shows on TV now. ;)