Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Archive for the 'Art' Category

Downtown Seattle Time Lapse

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s most interesting to watch the HD version in full screen. I shot this time-lapse from the 10th floor at 4th and Madison downtown Seattle. On the right is the Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas. Kool name! I made this with a goPro camera set to take 1 frame per second. The goPro […]

Pinewood Derby 2012

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

When I was a kid, my pinewood derby car was so terrible looking, the race marshal ran it backwards. I can’t say I could blame him though, there was no way to tell what it was supposed to be. Well, like they say, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. This year, my […]

World Control Panel

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Superheros, Evil Mad Scientists, Supervillains, Trilateralists, Bilderbergers, Meteorologists, Oligarchs, Generals, Demographers, Spymasters, Epidemiologists, and well, who couldn’t use a retro sci-fi command console to monitor and control their worldwide concerns? My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of […]


Friday, December 24th, 2010

Oranges. Acrylic on fruit. These oranges are ripe, but not overly so. They were painted by my multi-talented friend, Billy Watts.


Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Here is a free Rock-n-Roll download for you. I recorded this cover of Link Wray’s 1959 song Comanche. Enjoy : Comanche Guitars, percussion, vocals: Steve Lodefink Vocals: Harlan Lodefink, Ivan Lodefink. UPDATE: A lot of people have asked me about my recording process for this song, mostly wondering if I used drum loops, and where […]

My Robot Made This

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I ran the first machining job with my newly operational Lumenlab Micro CNC robot (did you hear the champagne cork pop?). I say newly operational, since I won’t consider this thing “finished” for a long time, if ever. I anticipate fitting new tools to the machine to do different things for years to come. Lithophane […]

Top Marmalade Label Selected

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Our discerning judge, Pat Fisher a.k.a. Archibald Drinkwater a.k.a. Vladimir Kerchenko has handed down his decision, and explains his methodology in the following edict: Pat says: We Have a Lucky Weiner ! it was extremely difficult to select a winner amongst the many many entries ( um, 13?) in the Fink’s Orange Marmalade label design […]

Orange Marmalade Label

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

With not much interest being shown in the design contest, I thought that I might just enter myself. I could really use that chair. The contest is open for submissions until January 31st.

Orange Marmalade Label Design Contest

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I had such a ball making grape jelly, that I decided to have a go at preserving some orange marmalade. One thing that a lot of home bottlers forget is that, just because the jars have cooled and the big awkward pot is stowed, you’re not quite finished. That’s right, you need a label. For […]

Grape Jelly

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

This year, our third season grapevine finally yielded fruit. 7 lbs! I picked them all at one go, and decided to have my hand at canning. I followed the first grape jelly recipe that I found on the internet, which basically said to peel the grapes, cook the grapes for a few minutes, set aside […]